- New Student BBQ 2017
- SoMAS 50th Anniversary
Welcome to SoMAS! Many opportunities await you here. 2017 will be an exciting year to enter a career in marine and atmospheric sciences as we celebrate our 50th anniversary! Read More from the Dean
- U.S Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report
From Read the Draft of the Climate Change Report by the New York Times, August 7, 2017 A final draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. The report was completed this year and is part of the National Climate Assessment, which is congressionally 
- SoMAS alumni create textbook on “Evolution of Meteorology”
- 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!
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