Department of Earth Sciences
Research, Activities, and News
Students Visit NWS and NCEP
Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director of the National Weather Service, provides an overview of the NWS and NCEP during the annual visit by the students enrolled in our Statistical Meteorology course. In addition, this year seven graduate student in the M.S. In Integrated Scientific Applications went along.
Students Return from Texas after Air Quality Project
Thirteen students and Dr. Richard Clark spent September on a spit of land that juts out into Trinity Bay east of Houston, TX studying air pollution in the regional air shed. Houston was the third location where a comprehensive suite of measurements was carried out in conjunction with the NASA project, DISCOVER-AQ; Edgewood, MD in 2011, and Central Valley, CA in January-February 2013 round out the other two. Millersville was one of six organizations conducting atmospheric chemistry research at Smith Point, TX. Other investigators were strategically distributed across the Houston area, including Ellington, TX, the base or the NASA P3B aircraft.
Congrats to our May 2013 Graduates!
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.
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Department of Earth Science
Millersville, PA 17551-0302