Shane Coffield, a researcher with the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, advocates for an evidence-based approach to inclusion.
Sujay Kaushal is part of a multi-institution effort to monitor the intrusion of saltwater into rivers close to the ocean.
The American Geophysical Society (AMS) held its 104th annual meeting this month from January 28 to February 1 in Baltimore, Maryland. The following is a sample (not all-encompassing) of the ESSIC/CISESS talks, sessions, and posters given at the event. The bolded names are the ESSIC-affiliated authors.
When the nation’s leading experts in weather, water, and climate gather in Baltimore later this month for the annual conference of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), they will get a close-up view of the region’s fragile environment. The Chesapeake Bay area is under siege from a myriad of threats that are becoming more urgent with climate change, and its future economic and ecological vitality may depend in part on the ability of scientists to map out solutions to the bay’s complex and multiple stressors.
Last month, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) held its annual Fall meeting from December 11 to 15. ESSIC scientists presented and attended both virtually and in-person in San Francisco, CA. The following is a sample (not all-encompassing) of the ESSIC/CISESS talks, presentations, and posters given at the event.
Summer brings to mind sunny days and relaxing vacations, but the season’s dark side makes it one of the busiest times of the year for a University of Maryland “fulminologist”—a scientist specializing in lightning research.
Recently, researchers from NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) and University of Maryland gathered for a mini-conference to share presentations from recent conferences such as the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual meetings.
Weston Anderson, an Assistant Research Scientist at the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, is lead author on a new study that investigates the frequency and trends of simultaneous yield shocks in global breadbaskets, regions that specialize in grain crops.
ESSIC/CISESS lightning team scientist Joseph Patton posted a weather briefing video summarizing the overall national weather patterns with a focus on Hurricane Ian. The lightning team, which also includes Daile Zhang and Scott Rudlosky, plan to post the videos weekly.
Kimberly Slinski can’t stop droughts from happening, but she can see them coming. Her warnings help entire regions of the world prepare for water shortages, crop failures and food insecurities that follow severe droughts. As an assistant research scientist in the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, Slinski uses satellite data to monitor water availability in drought-prone regions around the world.