Climate / Weather
May 6, 2013 | Research News
UGA’s Salty Dawg to retrieve data from under the sea
The University of Georgia will launch its first robotic submersible later this year, joining a growing number of research institutions that use the efficient and cost-saving instruments to explore the oceans.
April 1, 2013 | Honors & Awards
Two UGA Honors students named 2013 Udall Scholars
Two University of Georgia Honors students were among 50 students nationwide who were awarded 2013 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarships. The scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors pursuing careers focused on environmental or Native American public policy.
March 15, 2013 | General News
Short film by UGA ecology student to screen at Savannah film festival
A short film by Virginia Schutte, a doctoral student in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology, has been accepted into the Beneath the Waves Film Festival. The 2013 festival kicks off March 20-24 in Savannah and features documentaries from around the world that highlight marine science and related issues.
March 6, 2013 | Research News
Using Facebook, researchers analyze debris after tornadoes
After tornadoes touched down in the Southeast on April 27, 2011, many people in the storm's path did the most logical thing they could—they posted images of the aftermath on Facebook.
February 28, 2013 | Events on Campus
2013 EcoFocus Film Festival set for March 20-24 in Athens
The Artic documentary "Chasing Ice" will officially open the 2013 EcoFocus Film Festival March 21 at Ciné. An initiative of the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology now in its sixth year, EcoFocus features top-quality full-length, short and children's films that address pressing environmental issues.
February 7, 2013 | General News
EcoFocus Film Festival expands to Jekyll Island
For five years, the EcoFocus Film Festival has brought premiere environmental films to Athens. This year the festival will debut a film on Jekyll Island for coastal Georgia audiences, thanks to support from Georgia Sea Grant, the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, the Jekyll Island Authority and the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve's Coastal Training Program.
November 13, 2012 | General News
Risse named interim director of UGA’s Marine Extension Service
Mark Risse, Georgia Power Professor of Water Resources in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and adjunct professor in the College of Engineering and at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, has been named interim director of the UGA Marine Extension Service. Risse will replace Randy Walker, who is retiring Dec. 1 after more than 32 years of service at the University of Georgia.
November 6, 2012 | Research News
UGA elected to national atmospheric sciences consortium
The University of Georgia has been elected to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, recognition of its growing reputation in atmospheric and related science.
October 11, 2012 | Events on Campus
Weekend ‘Good Morning America’ meteorologist to speak at UGA
August 30, 2012 | General News
Rains from Hurricane Isaac provide minimal relief for Georgia’s drought
Forecasters initially projected rains from Hurricane Isaac could erase or at least put a large dent in Georgia's drought, but the state has seen little relief.
August 9, 2012 | Research News
Researchers combine remote sensing technologies for highly detailed look at coastal change
Shifting sands and tides make it difficult to measure accurately the amount of beach that's available for recreation, development and conservation, but a team of University of Georgia researchers has combined several remote sensing technologies with historical data to create coastal maps with an unsurpassed level of accuracy.
August 3, 2012 | General News
UGA sends 38 faculty, student presenters to Ecological Society of America meeting
What drives rabies virus transmission in vampire bats? What is the current status of isolated wetlands in southwest Georgia? How will the transition from confinement dairy farms to pasture-based dairy farms affect carbon cycling in the southeastern U.S.? These are just a few of the research questions that will be addressed by students, faculty and postdoctoral associates from the University of Georgia at the upcoming 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America Aug. 5-10 in Portland, Ore.
August 1, 2012 | General News
Tybee government begins planning for rising seas
Tybee Island city councilmembers and officials, with assistance from environmental policy experts at the University of Georgia, Georgia Sea Grant and others, will take the first step to prepare for the consequences of continued sea level rise during public meetings Aug. 6-7.
July 24, 2012 | Research News
UGA climatologist, NASA observe extreme Greenland ice sheet surface melt this month
Independent measurements from a University of Georgia climatologist and data from NASA show that for several days this month, nearly the entire ice cover of Greenland experie¬nced some degree of melting at its surface.
May 10, 2012 | General News
UGA, Georgia Sea Grant help Tybee Island prepare for potentially rising seas
The University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government and Georgia Sea Grant are developing a climate adaptation plan for the barrier island community of Tybee Island through funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.