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April Showers Bring May Flowers … But With Drizzles Or Downpours?

As spring finally arrives in typical Maryland style – downpours – people take comfort in these wet days by dreaming of the blooms that the rain nurtures. However, a new study by an Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center researcher published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment shows that whether rainfall comes as drizzle events or downpours matters for plant growth.

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Figure: ESSIC/CISESS Scientist Christopher Smith presenting his research as the Enterprise Proving Ground Satellite Liaison for the NWS Weather Prediction Center (WPC) and Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) to maximize satellite capabilities for weather forecasts.

ESSIC Hosts Annual UMD-NOAA Mini-Conference

The National Weather and Climate Prediction Center (NCWCP) and UMD’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) held a three-day mini-conference from February 27 to 29, a hybrid event held both at the ESSIC and online. The conference brought together ESSIC, CISESS, and NOAA scientists to share their presentations and posters from the recent AGU and AMS conferences. Peter Beierle was the conference organizer for UMD.

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