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Long Island Groundwater Research Institute

Institutes ITPA IOCS IPREP LIGRI NYSRISE WRMI LIMRI COAST Safina Center NYSG   The State University of New York at Stony Brook created the Long Island Groundwater Research Institute (LIGRI) in 1994 to marshal the resources and expertise of the University for the...
Congressman Paul Tonko Tours SBU Water Quality Research Labs

Congressman Paul Tonko Tours SBU Water Quality Research Labs

Pictured above: Congressman Paul Tonko (fourth from right) tours Dr. Laura Wehermann’s lab in SoMAS along with Center for Clean Water Technology staff.  From the Stony Brook University Capitols and Communities Newsletter, June 28, 2017. On June 6, Congressman...
SoMAS Research on Cloud Microphysics – Atmospheric Ice Formation featured in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

SoMAS Research on Cloud Microphysics – Atmospheric Ice Formation featured in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

The prediction of the formation of ice crystals in the atmosphere presents one of the biggest challenges in the atmospheric sciences. Ice crystals will affect the properties of clouds with consequences for climate and the hydrological cycle and thus precipitation. In the atmosphere ice forms on pre-existing airborne particles, also called aerosols, which are present in sizes from a few nanometers to hundreds of micrometers. The physical and chemical properties of these aerosol particles govern the conditions under which ice can form. To improve our fundamental knowledge of atmospheric ice crystal formation, a novel experimental setup has been developed that allows to observe ice formation on the nanoscale. An environmental chamber, in the size of a poppy seed, that allows to simulate atmospheric conditions up to ~13 km in height, is implemented within an electron microscope. This approach allows to observe in situ and at high resolution how and where ice forms on nano- and micrometer sized aerosol particles, i.e. being witness of the birth of an embryonic ice crystal.

Pandey, R., Usui, K., Livingstone, R. A., Fischer, S. A., Pfaendtner, J., Backus, E. H., Knopf, D.A. … & Scheel, J. F. (2016). Ice-nucleating bacteria control the order and dynamics of interfacial water. Science Advances, 2(4), e1501630.

Pandey, R., Usui, K., Livingstone, R. A., Fischer, S. A., Pfaendtner, J., Backus, E. H., Knopf, D.A. … & Scheel, J. F. (2016). Ice-nucleating bacteria control the order and dynamics of interfacial water. Science Advances, 2(4), e1501630.   Video: These...

Wen Cong, URECA Researcher of the Month – February 2016

From Wen Cong, URECA Researcher of the Month, February 2016 Marine Sciences major, Class of 2016 Research Mentor: Dr.Qingzhi Zhu, School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences   “I am very lucky to have Dr. Zhu as my mentor,” reflects Wen Cong, a Marine Sciences...
Gobler Lab Set To Launch Georgica Pond Research Project

Gobler Lab Set To Launch Georgica Pond Research Project

Toxic algae blooms are among the most serious health risks in East Hampton pond From Lauren Sheprow at the Stony Brook Newsroom EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., May 20, 2015 – Stony Brook University has partnered with a group of homeowners from the Georgica Pond community,...

Marine Sciences Research Center

Established by the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees in March, 1965, the Marine Sciences Research Center (MSRC) was the predecessor of today’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS). Now subsumed within SoMAS, MSRC remains the...

Regional Research

Research Overview Integrated Programs Traditional Disciplines Global Research Regional Research Great South Bay Ecosystem Study Superstorm Sandy and the Breach at Old Inlet LI Shore A Pictorial History of Shinnecock Inlet Shinnecock Bay Restoration Project Storm Surge...
Groundbreaking, SoMAS Marine Science Center

Groundbreaking, SoMAS Marine Science Center

The Southampton Campus of Stony Brook University is set to begin construction on a new state-of-the-art Marine Sciences Center for SoMAS to replace the current waterfront marine sciences research and teaching facilities at Southampton At a ceremony held at Stony Brook...
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