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Dr. Jake P. Mulholland to join ATSC Faculty Fall 2022

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Jake P. Mulholland will join our department as an Assistant Professor starting Fall 2022! Jake is currently a Research Faculty Associate in the Department of Meteorology at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Jake will be teaching the following courses: ATSC-220: “Extreme Weather and Climate” (Fall […]

UND receives $45,000 NSF grant to measure fog using UAS

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

NSF RAPID Grant will support fog-measuring efforts in fall and spring around Hector International Airport, Fargo, N.D. The University of North Dakota has received a $45,000 RAPID Grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct fog measurements. The grant will support two month-long observational periods near Hector International Airport in Fargo, N.D., to improve the […]

Montana Etten-Bohm to join ATSC Faculty Fall 2022

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to announce that Montana Etten-Bohm will join our department as an Instructional Assistant Professor starting Fall 2022! Montana is currently finishing her PhD at Texas A&M University and will primarily teach our ATSC 110 Meteorology I course.  Montana’s past research has explored the effectiveness of different teaching methods in STEM classrooms, […]

New Faculty Member, Dr. Jared Marquis

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to announce our newest Assistant Professor, Dr. Jared Marquis. Jared recently earned his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at UND and already has several years of instructing experience at UND and Sitting Bull College on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Jared’s teaching focus at UND will include Synoptic Meteorology (ATSC-411) […]

Using Radar to Track Individual Raindrops

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Aviation, Home Page News

Cold War missile-tracking radar helps UND researchers advance understanding of thunderstorms by Patrick Miller A “happy accident” with a Cold War-era U.S. Navy radar is helping UND researchers to better understand thunderstorms, leading to better forecasts and more accurate computer models. UND research professor David Delene specializes in studying cloud physics in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences […]

Commander of U.S. Space Command sees research and education capabilities at UND

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To North Dakota and beyond by Patrick Miller Gen. James Dickinson, the new commander of the U.S. Space Command, came to UND on Tuesday to examine the possibility of North Dakota’s participation in the University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) program under the U.S. Space Force. Said UND President Andy Armacost, who met with Dickinson during the […]

BLOWN-UNDER project finds its perfect storm

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

Student-driven winter weather field campaign faced dry, calm conditions until Wednesday storm proved fruitful Aaron Kennedy, in yellow, has led a month-long field research campaign aiming to observe conditions around blizzards and blowing snow. On Wednesday, his team finally had a big break, leading them to launch weather balloons and fully deploy their range of […]

‘Eyes light up’ at third annual Aerospace Community Day

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Aviation, Earth System Science & Policy, Home Page News, Space Studies

Thousands venture through halls of UND Aerospace and get first-hand experience with nation’s leading flight school Eight-year-old Andrew Cassanelli controlled a virtual airfield with the help of Hannah Park, an air traffic management major, at Saturday’s Aerospace Community Day. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today. With a headset equipped, Andrew Cassanelli felt like he was the […]

STEM Café brings blizzard research to downtown craft brewery

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

Aaron Kennedy’s STEM Café idea takes root downtown, brings UND and local expertise to public square Associate Professor Aaron Kennedy (center) and Carl Jones (left) presented the latest installment of “Hopped Up on Science,” which Kennedy has hosted monthly, during the academic year, since fall 2018. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today. A couple years ago, […]

Building a better forecast in ‘Blizzard Alley’

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences, Home Page News

UND Atmospheric Scientist Aaron Kennedy seeks answers to the chilling mysteries of winter storms Aaron Kennedy, UND associate professor of atmospheric sciences, braves subzero temperatures to perform maintenance on weather instruments at the Oakville Field Station west of Grand Forks, N.D. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today. It’s that time of year on the Northern […]