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Summer Updates from SoMAS Faculty

Summer Updates from SoMAS Faculty

Above: a close-up photo of a bay scallop (Photo by Chris Paparo). Congratulations to the recent research grants awarded to SoMAS faculty! Dr. Bassem Allam and co-PI Dr. Emmanuelle Pales Espinosa have received an Award from NSF in support of the project “RAPID: A...
SoMAS-led Research Suggests African Dust Decreases Hurricane Activity

SoMAS-led Research Suggests African Dust Decreases Hurricane Activity

Photo above: One of the largest plumes of Saharan dust in 2019 blowing across the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, as Tropical Storm Dorian passed over the Lesser Antilles. Credit: NOAA Does a giant plume of dust from the Saharan desert making its way across...
SoMAS Study Projects More Intense Rain During Future Hurricanes

SoMAS Study Projects More Intense Rain During Future Hurricanes

Photo Above: A visible image of Tropical Storm Cristobal on June 5 over the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas. New research suggests future storms that make landfall over eastern U.S. coasts may carry more intense rain totals per hour (credit: NASA Worldview) From...
Celebrating the Class of 2020 – SoMAS Convocation

Celebrating the Class of 2020 – SoMAS Convocation

Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred virtually for the first time on Friday, May 22, 2020 on the SoMAS website, Facebook and YouTube. Students gathered with their friends and family and SoMAS faculty, staff, and fellow students to...
Research Updates from SoMAS Faculty

Research Updates from SoMAS Faculty

Photo above: An automated mesocosm called the Red Sea Simulator that will be used by Dr. Karine Kleinhaus for her NSF-funded project. The end of classes at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is when research projects kick into full gear. Here are some of...
Student Research Celebrated at URECA

Student Research Celebrated at URECA

From URECA’s 2020 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Stony Brook University News, May 6, 2020. URECA’s Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Creativity is an annual event organized by the URECA Program that showcases undergraduate research and is open...
SoMAS PhD Student-Athlete Erica Bower Performs in Rarefied Air

SoMAS PhD Student-Athlete Erica Bower Performs in Rarefied Air

From “Atmospheric Science PhD Student-Athlete Erica Bower Performs in Rarefied Air” by Robert Emproto on Stony Brook University News, March 17, 2020. It’s not easy to be a Division I athlete. “Division I” is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics...
Winter Faculty Research News

Winter Faculty Research News

Photo above: Dr. Flagg’s latest flight over the breach at Old Inlet Here are the latest updates about our faculty and their research. Dr. Hyemi Kim’s recent publication “Insignificant QBO‐MJO prediction skill relationship in the SubX and S2S...
Celebrating the Top Stories of the Decade

Celebrating the Top Stories of the Decade

As 2019 draws to a close, so does another decade of Making Scientific Research Count.  The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences accomplished much in the years between 2010 and 2019, recording $82 million in research expenditures, and over 1,300 degree...