- SoMAS Professor is Advancing Nobel Prize-Winning Science
From the RFSUNY Annual Report 2016 Dr. Edmund Chang, professor of atmospheric sciences at the Institute of Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University and coleader of a NOAA task force, investigates storms the way Sherlock Holmes investigates his quarry: he observes their every move, he 
- SoMAS Celebrates Earthstock 2017
- SoMAS Study Finds Climate Change Threatening Humans Through Toxic Algae Spread
- SoMAS secures NSF Grant to Bolster Geosciences Education Support for Underrepresented Students
- SoMAS Study Uses Radar to Better Predict Shallow Cloud Coverage
- SoMAS Research on Cloud Microphysics – Atmospheric Ice Formation featured in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
The prediction of the formation of ice crystals in the atmosphere presents one of the biggest challenges in the atmospheric sciences. Ice crystals will affect the properties of clouds with consequences for climate and the hydrological cycle and thus precipitation. In the atmosphere ice forms on pre-existing airborne particles, also called aerosols, which are present in sizes from a few nanometers to hundreds of micrometers. The physical and chemical properties of these aerosol particles govern the conditions under which ice can form. To improve our fundamental knowledge of atmospheric ice crystal formation, a novel experimental setup has been developed that allows to observe ice formation on the nanoscale. An environmental chamber, in the size of a poppy seed, that allows to simulate atmospheric conditions up to ~13 km in height, is implemented within an electron microscope. This approach allows to observe in situ and at high resolution how and where ice forms on nano- and micrometer sized aerosol particles, i.e. being witness of the birth of an embryonic ice crystal.
- SoMAS Faculty and Staff Honored with Chancellor’s Award for Excellence
- $3M NSF Grant Will Fund PhD Student Training in Data Analytics, Visualization and Science Communication
Pictured above, left to right, back row: IACS and STRIDE PI Robert Harrison; CoPIs Arie Kaufman and Janet Nye. Front row: CoPIs Liliana Davalos, Heather Lynch and Christine O’Connell. CoPIs not pictured: Joel Saltz, Erez Zadok and Minghua Zhang From $3M NSF Grant Will Fund PhD Student Training in Data Analytics, Visualization and Science Communication on SBU 
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- SoMAS Professor appointed Editor-In-Chief of Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has appointed Former Dean Minghua Zhang as Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR) Atmospheres. JGR-Atmospheres is one of the most prestigious and largest journal in Atmospheric Sciences. Each year, it receives and reviews about 2000 papers from scientists worldwide; it accepts and publishes about half of the submitted 
- Sharknado Touches Down on Long Island!
- Search for the next Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Dean. Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is among the world’s leading organizations dedicated to research and education in atmospheric sciences and all the major disciplines of oceanography, and most recently sustainability 
- SoMAS Convocation 2016
- SoMAS Professor Daniel Knopf’s Microbial Research Key to Creation of Artificial Snow
- SoMAS Student Named to America East All-Academic Team
Three members of the Stony Brook indoor track field teams were named America East All-Academic Team selections by the conference office Friday, as junior Christina Melian (Staten Island, N.Y.) and senior Kate Pouder (Miller Place, N.Y.) earned spots on the women’s team and senior Joe Clark (Worcester, Mass.) was tabbed for the men’s team. Clark, an Applied Math Statistics/Atmospheric Oceanic Sciences double major, holds a 3.73 GPA. Clark scored in both the DMR and the mile at the America East Championships in February.
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