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marine, earth, and atmospheric science


Jan 25, 2021

Wetter Weather Affects Composition, Numbers of Tiny Estuarial Phytoplankton

Extreme weather affects picophytoplankton in the Neuse River Estuary, which could impact its ecosystem. 


Sep 18, 2020

Why Phosphine in Venus’ Clouds Is a Big Deal

In The Conversation, Paul Byrne explains why finding phosphine gas on Venus is important and where we go from here. 

Simulated view of Venus

Sep 17, 2020

Venus’ Ancient Layered, Folded Rocks Point to Volcanic Origin

Some of the oldest terrain on Venus could provide insights into the enigmatic planet's geological history. 

Marine science doctoral student Kayelyn Simmons makes notes while on a research dive studying underwater soundscapes off the Florida Keys.

Jul 21, 2020

Graduate Student Selected for Prestigious Marine Policy Fellowship

Kayelyn Simmons of the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences has been selected for the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. 

Three people gather samples in knee-deep sound water behind the CMAST building

Sep 3, 2019

24 Hours at the Coast

Spend a day with a marine science field course at NC State's Center for Marine Sciences and Technology. 


May 24, 2018

A Better B1 Building Block

A B1 precursor called cHET can be easily taken up and used in extremely small concentrations by phytoplankton and plants. 

Chris Osburn

Dec 4, 2017

Protecting Water Quality

Chris Osburn studies the chemistry of lake ecosystems to gather information that policymakers can use to protect water quality. 

Taylor Glacier

Oct 12, 2017

Tracing Subglacial Water Storage

Seventy percent of the world’s population consumes water that has some glacial input, so it’s important to understand how these icy giants operate. 

Research Image Contest Winning Photo of Midwestern Thunderstorms by Andy Wade

Sep 13, 2017

Winners of the 2017 NC State Research Image Contest

From a map of Mars to a mid-strike lightning bolt, the college's winners captured the beauty of science. 

Sep 5, 2017

Meet Ernie Knowles: Teacher, Veteran and Father

Veteran, father and former competitive skier Ernie Knowles has been teaching oceanography at NC State for more than 40 years.