Skip to main content

marine, earth, and atmospheric science

Michael Brennan stands in the National Hurricane Center's broadcast studio.

Aug 31, 2023

From the Departments

Catch up on the latest news from our academic departments.

Jun 1, 2023

2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins: Here’s What to Know About This Year’s Storms

North Carolina State University outlook: Similar to NOAA, university forecasters released a range of possible season activity and expect 11 to 15 named storms to form in the Atlantic basin this year.

An aerial photo shows a hurricane forming on one of Earth's oceans

Apr 13, 2023

NC State Researchers Predict Normal Hurricane Season

Researchers predict 11 to 15 named storms in the Atlantic basin for 2023.

Apr 13, 2023

Three-time Grad Named Director of Hurricane Center

Three-time meteorology alumnus Mike Brennan has been named director of the National Hurricane Center.

Feb 7, 2023

Earthquake Risks in the Carolinas

“A number of old fault zones here,” said Del Bohnenstiehl, professor of earth science. “We call it plate boundary hundreds of millions of years ago. And so, there are some relic fault zones from that can get reactivated from time to time.”

Jan 6, 2023

Atmospheric River and Bomb Cyclone Combine to Devastate Northern California With Wild Storms

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Carl Schreck, a weather scientist at NC State, has said atmospheric rivers can supercharge a cyclone’s engine.

satellite image of smoke across arctic

Sep 19, 2022

Wildfire Smoke May Have Amplified Arctic Phytoplankton Bloom

Research by Douglas Hamilton, assistant professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, found that smoke from a Siberian wildfire may have transported enough nitrogen to parts of the Arctic Ocean to amplify a phytoplankton bloom.

MEA465 students look north from the southern rim of the geologic formation at the White Ridge Bike Trails site in New Mexico.

Aug 24, 2022

Rocks, Rivers and Roadside Lectures: Geology Field Camp in Photos

Look back on the experiences of 14 geology students as they explored rock formations in New Mexico.

Aug 22, 2022

Meet Our Newest Faculty

Meet the College of Sciences’ newest faculty members.

Aug 8, 2022

What’s Driving the Massive, Destructive Rainfalls Around the Country

Washington Post
“Individual events happen all the time and have happened all the time in our historical record. We need to be aware that just because we have an event doesn’t mean it represents something unusual,” said Kenneth Kunkel, a research professor in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.