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BLOWN-UNDER project finds its perfect storm

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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 […]

STEM Café brings blizzard research to downtown craft brewery

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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’

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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 […]

Weathering the storm in the name of research

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UND atmospheric scientists gain unique perspectives by flying deep into Florida’s coastal tempests in search of data Aboard a specialized Cessna Citation II Research Aircraft, UND researchers flew recently into coastal thunderstorms, collecting atmospheric data. The research was conducted on behalf of the U.S. Navy and in partnership with Weather Modification International of Fargo, N.D. […]