Department of Earth Sciences
Research, Activities, and News
Congrats to our May 2013 Graduates!
Students Attend Northeast Storms Conference
In early March, 13 members of Millersville’s student chapter of the American Meteorological Society attended the 38th annual Northeastern Storms Conference in Rutland, Vermont. At the conference, the MU students learn of recent research projects and were able to network with other students and professors in their field. The conference is organized by Lyndon State College and is one of the largest undergraduate conferences in the nation.
Students Travel to Cali for Research Project
Eleven students spent parts of Jan-Feb in Huron, CA measuring meteorological conditions, air chemistry, and aerosols using an impressive suite of ground-based instruments, sensors onboard an aerostat, and remote sensing platforms. The project, known as DISCOVER-AQ, is a large NASA initiative designed to investigate the air quality in regional representative areas across the U.S. In summer 2011, the group, led by Dr. Richard Clark, focused on sea and bay breezes and their affect on the air chemistry in coastal Maryland. In California, the emphasis was more directed to aerosol transport over the San Joaquin Valley. In addition to carrying out fundamental research, the group interacted with the Huron Middle (photo above) and Elementary Schools, and is redesigning the City off Huron web pages. Students gain valuable skills and experience in the use of a wide variety of instruments. For a detailed description of our capability, please see http://www.millersville.edu/esci/maraf/index.php.
Students Network at the Space Weather Workshop
Networking helps people make more of themselves. And, so it was for the 11 meteorology students who accompanied Dr. Richard Clark to Boulder, Colorado where they attended the 2012 Space Weather Workshop, which is co-sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center. Representatives from research centers, the commercial space weather services sector, international organizations and several federal government agencies participated in a variety of sessions relevant to space weather.
Students Launch "Weather Watch" TV!
Students leaning toward a career in broadcast meteorology can now participate in the production the new Weather Watch TV program, produced twice monthly in collaboration with MUTV-99. Each show is also viewable on-demand via a dedicated Weather Watch YouTube channel. Learn more at MUWeatherWatch.com >>
Check out the latest episode of Weather Watch!
Weather Information Center (WIC)
The MUWIC is the region's leading source for expert forecasts and storm analysis. Begin your visit here.
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Department of Earth Science
Millersville, PA 17551-0302