John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

News and information from the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

Gretchen Mullendore Receives NSF Grant Award

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. Gretchen Mullendore, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, has received a grant award in the amount of $290,966 from the National Science Foundation entitled “Midlatitude Deep Convective Transport to the Upper-Troposphere and Lower-Stratosphere.” Deep convection, such as the severe thunderstorms observed throughout the central United States in the summer months, is an efficient vertical transporter […]

Xiquan Dong and Baike Xi Receive Achievement Award

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. Xiquan Dong and Dr. Baike Xi have received a Group Achievement Award from NASA. The award was to the CERES Clouds Team “For sustained excellence and innovation in developing and validating the Cloud Retrieval Systems for CERES Editions 2 and 4 Climate Data Records.” CERES (Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System) is a […]

CAN Proposal Selected for Submission

Categories: ND NASA EPSCoR

The submission period for the ND NASA EPSCoR CAN announcement made 1/6/15 has now closed.  Evaluation of all proposals is complete and one has been selected for submission to NASA.  The chosen proposal for full submission to NASA by North Dakota is titled, “Development of a Planetary Multi-Purpose Analog Research Station in North Dakota.”  The […]

New Baron Omni Weather Graphics System

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences recently took delivery of a Baron Omni weather graphics system along with the VIPIR analysis and display program for Doppler weather radar. UND students will use this state of the art system to produce the morning weather show UND Weather Update and also the weekly news program Studio One. This […]

Ron Stenz Receives Award for Presentation

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

Ron Stenz, Ph.D. graduate student in Atmospheric Sciences, received an award for Outstanding Student Presentation at the Joint Satellite Program held during the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society. The title of his presentation was “Improving Satellite Quantitative Precipitation Estimates by using GOES Cloud Optical Depth”, co-authored by Xiquan Dong, Baike Xi, Zhe […]

Alumni Review Highlights Atmospheric Sciences

Categories: Atmospheric Sciences

The Winter 2014 issue of the UND alumni Review highlighted the weather and the Atmospheric Sciences department. The cover featured a picture by Dr. Aaron Kennedy, AtSc assistant professor. Other stories highlighted Wade Stettner, AtSc 1996 graduate who is the on-site meteorologist for the PGA; Jerrid Sebesta, AtSc 2002, Miranda Hilgers, 2011 and Matt Benz, […]