Saturday, June 24, 2017
 

Women in Research

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Sutton, Adrienne

Making climate science her policy

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Sutton, Adrienne

The ocean plays a huge role in the carbon cycle, absorbing 25 percent of yearly carbon emissions into the atmosphere.  Adrienne Sutton's research focuses on characterizing the extent of ocean acidification in the open ocean and...

Alin, Simone

Understanding the ocean's changing chemistry

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Alin, Simone

Ocean chemistry is changing faster right now than at any time over the past 50 million years. “We are fundamentally altering marine ecosystems,” says NOAA oceanographer Simone Alin, Ph.D. With her colleagues at...

Otkin, Jason

Predicting rapidly-developing droughts based on plant stress

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Otkin, Jason

Growing up on a farm in Minnesota, Jason Otkin felt that the weather controlled everything in his life. In the middle of “farm country,” Otkin’s parents made a living herding cattle and growing corn, soybeans, alfalfa,...

Knutson, Tom

Thinking Big on Climate Issues

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Knutson, Tom

Whenever possible, Tom Knutson avoids one-dimensional thinking, but especially at work. Because the research meteorologist sees climate change as much more than a surface temperature issue, he approaches and studies it as a multi-layered...

Barnes, Elizabeth

Questioning rivers in the sky

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Barnes, Elizabeth

Since the 1960s scientists have used the so-called "butterfly effect" to explain why we struggle to predict such extreme events with more than two weeks of advanced notice. But Elizabeth Barnes, Assistant Professor at Colorado State...

Vanderploeg, Henry A.

Great Lakes Ecologist Studies the Huge Impact of a Tiny Invasive Species

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Vanderploeg, Henry A.

As non-native mussels have multiplied in Lake Michigan and beyond, Henry A. Vanderploeg's work has revealed how devastating this invasion is to the Great Lakes food web and ecosystem.

Clark, Adam

Predicting small-scale storms and making big advancements in weather forecasting

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Clark, Adam

Meteorologist, research scientist, amateur storm chaser, award winner, journal editor, mentor, and advisor—Adam Clark from NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) never misses an opportunity to help advance...

Jorgensen, Dave

Riding turbulence to improve storm warnings

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Jorgensen, Dave

During his NOAA career, Dave Jorgensen has quite literally experienced a lot of turbulence.

Ravishankara, A.R.

Taking Chemistry to New Heights

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Ravishankara, A.R.

A.R. Ravishankara is an atmospheric chemist and director of the Chemical Sciences Division at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). His research aims to describe the chemical composition of our atmosphere...

Krasting, John

Understanding the Relationship Between Earth's Climate and Ecosystems

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Krasting, John

Always naturally curious about his surroundings, particularly the weather and its different patterns, John Krasting's love for weather has led him to study the complexities of the Earth’s climate system.

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