Climate / Weather
June 28, 2010 | General News
Media Advisory: UGA oil spill expert to discuss oxygen, gas levelsv
University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye, who is continuing to assess the impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, will reveal preliminary findings on oxygen and gas levels associated with the spill at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29.
June 21, 2010 | General News
First published study of 2009 Atlanta floods may hold clues to recent urban flooding
Now, in what is likely the first scholarly published study of the floods, a team of climatologists, meteorologists, geologists and hydrologists, led by the University of Georgia, has shown that a convergence of record-setting events, perhaps unprecedented in the area's history, combined to cause tens of millions of dollars in damages and at least 10 deaths.
June 21, 2010 | General News
Media Advisory: UGA Oil spill experts to give regular briefings
University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye and other faculty members directly involved in assessing the impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will hold regular briefings for media beginning Tuesday, June 22.
June 7, 2010 | General News
MEDIA ADVISORY: Scientist to give first-hand account of oil spill plume research
One of the first scientists to discover deepwater plumes emanating from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig will discuss findings from her research expedition to the spill zone in a news conference tomorrow (June 8) at the University of Georgia.
May 3, 2010 | Research News
University of Georgia researchers awarded $2.4 million to study Amazon River to ocean continuum
An international team of American and Brazilian researchers led by a University of Georgia scientist has been awarded more than $2.4 million by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to investigate organic matter and nutrients flowing from the Amazon River into the adjacent Atlantic Ocean.
April 26, 2010 | Honors & Awards
Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences receive $2.2 million grant
Weatherization monitors and educators funded with federal stimulus money are already making a difference in the lives of homeowners across the state, and an additional $2.2 million in stimulus funding that was recently awarded will ensure that they're able to continue their work.
April 26, 2010 | Research News
Research at Antarctica’s ‘Mars on Earth’ reveals non-organic mechanism for production of important g
In so many ways, Don Juan Pond in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica is one of the most unearthly places on the planet
February 12, 2010 | Events on Campus
College of Veterinary Medicine students to host microchip clinic to benefit Haitian relief effort
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine's Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association is hosting a Microchip Clinic to raise money for Haiti's earthquake victims.
December 7, 2009 | General News
UGA professors win NASA climate change grant
University of Georgia professors in two schools have received a $447,000 grant from NASA that will offer undergraduate students a year-long combination of classroom and field classes studying the effects of climate change on birds.
June 24, 2009 | Research News
Research shows dry autumns and winters may lead to fewer spring tornadoes
Global warming will likely mean more unpredictable weather, scientists say, and a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia pins down, possibly for the first time, how drought conditions in an area's fall and winter may effect tornado activity the following spring.
June 8, 2009 | General News
It comes blasting out of the blue on your airplane flight: sudden bumpiness and sometimes even a violent plummeting. It arrives without warning, and it can be more than frightening, since it causes tens of millions of dollars in injury claims every year.
April 8, 2009 | General News
UGA weather forecasting team wins national honors
A top-three finish in the national team rankings. Multiple regular-season and post-season individual honors. It sounds like another one of UGA's stellar athletics teams.
October 27, 2008 | General News
Study helps clarify role of soil microbes in global warming
Current models of global climate change predict warmer temperatures will increase the rate that bacteria and other microbes decompose soil organic matter, a scenario that pumps even more heat-trapping carbon into the atmosphere.
October 9, 2008 | General News
Odum School presents EcoFocus environmental film festival Oct. 23-26 in Athens
The University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology will present a 4-day environmental film festival at Ciné in downtown Athens Oct. 23-26.
October 1, 2008 | General News
Donors supply funds to repair UGA telescope; full viewing schedule restored
Thanks to the generosity of several donors, the University of Georgia Observatory's 24-inch telescope, which had been deemed unusable for the year, has been repaired and is again operational.