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North Atlantic Tuna Less Toxic, SoMAS Study Finds

From "North Atlantic Tuna Less Toxic, Study Finds" on SBU Happenings, 2016-12-07 In a piece of welcome news for seafood lovers, a Stony Brook-led research team has found declining levels of mercury in bluefin tuna caught in the North Atlantic over the past...

2016 Press

New Report Identifies Sources of Nitrogen Loading in Local Waters - Patch.com 12/23/2016 Patch.com New Report Identifies Sources of Nitrogen Loading in Local Waters Patch.com The “Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve… First Septic Upgrades, Rebates Could Focus On...

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.

News from the NAno-Raman Molecular Imaging Laboratory (NARMIL)

In September, we celebrated the first anniversary of Ms. Tanya Zaliznyak joining the SoMAS staff and taking the helm at NARMIL.  Her first year has been filled with exciting accomplishments demonstrating that this facility is reaching its scientific potential. We’d...

SoMAS and the R/V Seawolf attend SUBMERGE 2016

Great crowds attended the second annual SUBMERGE festival at Hudson River Park's Pier 26.  The event was hosted by Hudson River Park and the New York Hall of Science and SoMAS was there to participate!  Over 6000 people were in attendance! David Bowman, Jason...

SoMAS Students Participate in SEA Semester Journey

Alexandra Bonecutter, a student in the Environmental Studies program with a Marine Science minor, and Ruthann Monsees, a student in the Coastal Environmental Studies program Sustainability Studies program, were part of a SEA Semester voyage that was recently featured...

Welcome Back!

From Larry Swanson, Interim Dean of SoMAS and Director of MSRC. Welcome to all new faculty, staff and students and welcome back to those who have been away for the summer either on vacation or undertaking research projects in the field.  Certainly there has been...

R/V Seawolf Cruises With University of West Indies Students

For several years now, SUNY has had a partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) to further collaborative research and instruction by teams of faculty members from both institutions.  As part of that collaboration Dr. Brad Peterson (SUNY) and Dayne Buddo...

Sharknado Touches Down on Long Island!

This weekend marks the release of another #Sharknado film, and The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University remains at the forefront of the Sharknado phenomenon with a Minor in Sharknado Studies and faculty conducting research that addresses...

The Sustainability Studies Program joins SoMAS!

  The Sustainability Studies Program (SUS) has now merged with the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. Sustainability Studies was a standalone academic unit within the university that was initially developed at the Southampton campus. Over the years, SUS...

From Shinnecock Bay to the UN, Ellen Pikitch is saving the sea.

From "Ocean Hero" on the Stony Brook Magazine BY ELIZABETH ROYTE — PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETE THOMPSON On a mild winter morning, Ellen Pikitch opens the sliding glass doors of her East Quogue home, strolls across her back lawn and gazes over her proximate study area, Long...

SoMAS Convocation 2016

Congratulations to our graduates!  The annual SoMAS Convocation occurred on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the SAC auditorium. Students gathered with their friends and family and SoMAS faculty and staff to celebrate the completion of their journey at Stony Brook University....

Vax to Flax 2016

The 2016 Vax to Flax Run was held on Saturday April 30th on a beautiful sunny day. The race course followed the Vax-to-Vax format (seen on the right) where the race starts at SoMAS and travels clockwise around Circle Drive to return back to SoMAS. Seven faculty and post docs raced against eleven students. As has been the recent tradition, the faculty times overall beat the student times.

SoMAS Professor Christopher Gobler wins national honor

From Stony Brook researcher Christopher Gobler wins national honor (Newsday, April 26, 2016) by Rachel Uda The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring Stony Brook University Professor Christopher Gobler for his research on Long Island’s water quality...

Ellen Pikitch Leads Groundbreaking Work in Ocean Conservation

From SoMAS’ Ellen Pikitch Leads Groundbreaking Work in Ocean Conservation on SBU Happenings On March 22, Stony Brook University Professor Ellen Pikitch spoke at a UN briefing about the “Conference on Marine Protected Areas: An Urgent Imperative” that took place in...

Midwood High School Wins First Bay Scallop Bowl

From Bay Scallop Organizer John Mak: The 2016 Bay Scallop Bowl had quite the interesting final rounds of the competition. Midwood High School finished at the top of their bracket (the loss bracket), setting up a match against the undefeated Mt Sinai team. Midwood...

Robert D. Cess Distinguished TAOS Seminar 2016

The Institute for Terrestrial and Planetary Atmospheres (ITPA) invites a distinguished scholar each year to present a seminar to honor the contributions of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Robert D. Cess to the development of atmospheric sciences at Stony Brook...

2015 Class of AAAS Fellows Includes Two SoMAS Professors

From Four Stony Brook University Professors Elected AAAS 2015 Fellows by Greg Filiano at the Stony Brook Newsroom Michael Bell, David Conover, Michael Frohman, and Ellen Pikitch among those internationally recognized for their work advancing science Stony Brook, N.Y.,...

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