Climate / Weather
January 20, 2017 | Research News
Sundance film ‘Chasing Coral’ features UGA ecologist James W. Porter
"Chasing Coral" follows scientists charting the loss of coral reefs around the world.
November 2, 2016 | General News
UGA-led consortium, conservation agencies to present statewide ocean-themed film contest
A team of University of Georgia-based marine researchers investigating the impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico are teaming up with local and statewide conservation agencies to co-present the 2017 Ripple Effect Film Project.
October 5, 2016 | General News
Planning, preparation help ease stress of powerful storm
Empty shelves of bread and canned goods aren't just a sign of last-minute hurricane cravings—the purchases are also a coping mechanism, says a University of Georgia researcher.
August 1, 2016 | Research News
Study shows heat dangers of inflatable bounce houses
Heat safety issues in bounce houses can put children in danger, says a new University of Georgia study.
July 29, 2016 | Research News
Satellite data reveal serious decline in Georgia salt marsh health
Scientists at the University of Georgia's Marine Institute at Sapelo Island have found that the amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast has declined significantly in the last 30 years, spurring concerns about the overall health of marshland ecosystems in the area.
July 5, 2016 | Research News
UGA Skidaway Institute receives funding for regional glider network
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Catherine Edwards is leading a team that has received a five-year, $750,000 grant from the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association, or SECOORA, to establish a regional glider network.
June 9, 2016 | Research News
Study links 2015 melting Greenland ice to faster Arctic warming
A new study provides the first evidence that links melting ice in Greenland to a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification—faster warming of the Arctic compared to the rest of the Northern Hemisphere as sea ice disappears.
May 24, 2016 | Expert Voice
Hurricane season starts June 1 - UGA experts available
The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1 (and runs through Nov. 30), and, like every summer, we're expecting everything in between.
May 20, 2016 | Research News
UGA geneticist receives $1.1 million to study how plants will respond to climate change
Jill Anderson, an assistant professor of genetics in the University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation Early Career Development Program to study the effects of climate change on plants.
April 28, 2016 | Research News
Building on shells: UGA interdisciplinary study starts unraveling mysteries of Calusa kingdom
Centuries before modern countries such as Dubai and China started building islands, native peoples in southwest Florida known as the Calusa were piling shells into massive heaps to construct their own water-bound towns.
April 25, 2016 | Research News
UGA researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland
Over the past several decades, scientists have observed a significant increase in the melting of glacial land ice on the island of Greenland, spurring concerns about global sea level rise and the long-term effects of atmospheric warming. What has been less clear, however, is what happens to this meltwater once it enters the ocean.
March 14, 2016 | Research News
UGA research will help policymakers plan for sea level rise
A new study by University of Georgia researchers could help protect more than 13 million American homes that will be threatened by rising sea levels by the end of the century.
March 11, 2016 | Research News
Report finds science can estimate climate change’s influence on some extreme events
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine says estimating the influence of climate change on some types of extreme events—such as heat waves, drought and heavy precipitation—is now possible.
March 7, 2016 | Research News
Molecular-level relationships key to deciphering ocean carbon
From beach shallows to the ocean depths, vast numbers of chemical compounds work together to reduce and store atmospheric carbon in the world's oceans.
November 30, 2015 | Research News
Climate change likely to increase black carbon input to the Arctic Ocean
University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Aron Stubbins led a team of researchers to determine the levels of black carbon in Arctic rivers and found that the input of black carbon to the Arctic Ocean is likely to increase with global warming. The results of their study were recently published in the journal Frontiers in Earth Science.