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Aerosols and tropical rainfall
It has just been announced that Professor Marcelo
Chamecki has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to investigate the influences of aerosols on rainfall in the Amazonia
The Amazonia region is unique in the world as it experiences the deepest atmospheric convection with important teleconnections to other regions and parts of the Earth’s climate. Chamecki is leading a team of scientists from the United States (from Duke University, Montana State University, and State University of New at Albany) and Brazil (from several universities and research centers) to investigate the life cycle of secondary aerosols in pristine and polluted environments.
Endowment established for weather analysis and forecasting
November 5, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A graduate of meteorology and his wife recently pledged $250,000 to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Meteorology to support faculty contributions to teaching, research and public service. The couple, who wishes to remain anonymous, created this endowment to focus specifically on weather forecasting and communications.
“This endowment will provide state-of-the-art educational experiences for our students in weather analysis and forecasting,” said Bill Easterling, dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. “The objective of the endowment is to educate and develop future leaders in the U.S. weather and climate enterprise. This objective directly complements the goal of the college’s new Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk.”