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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 study...
SoMAS Faculty Receive SBU-BNL SEED Grant for Collaborative Research

SoMAS Faculty Receive SBU-BNL SEED Grant for Collaborative Research

The SBU-BNL Seed Grant program serves to foster collaborative efforts between scientists at the University and BNL. It is a key opportunity for developing synergistic activities that can grow joint research programs aligned with the strategic plans of both...

Sound Science Joint Research Project

Sound Science Background Timeline Virtual Tour System Description Scientific Objectives Joint Research Project People and Partners The Sound Science ferry-based observing system is one component of a more comprehensive scientific research project. This project...

Sound Science Background

Sound Science Background Timeline Virtual Tour System Description Scientific Objectives Joint Research Project People and Partners Long Island Sound The Long Island Sound is an estuary shared by New York and Connecticut. Its picturesque beauty supports the feeding,...
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 major....
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...
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