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marine, earth, and atmospheric science

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. 

The Belltower provides a backdrop for colorful fall leaves.

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. 

Sunset at Lake Mattamuskeet. (Photo by Allie Stewart/US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Jul 21, 2022

Our Curious Coast: Adaptation and Resilience

The NC State Climate Office takes a look at the adaptation, mitigation and resilience measures coastal communities are taking in response to climate changes. 

Carolina bays dot the landscape in Bladen County, including Singletary Lake (center) and White Lake (right). (Photo from NASA Earth Observatory)

Jul 20, 2022

Our Curious Coast: Rivers and Wetlands

The NC State Climate Office explains the threats the rivers and wetlands in eastern North Carolina face due to a changing climate. 

Inlets carved into northern Hatteras Island by Hurricane Irene in 2011.

Jul 13, 2022

Our Curious Coast: Geography and Coastal Climate

The NC State Climate Office and the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative give an overview of the state's coastal geography and the interplay between land, water, weather and people. 

Works of obsidian glass

Jul 1, 2022

When Volcanology and Art Collide

NC State volcanologist Arianna Soldati talks about a unique collaboration between volcanologists and glass artists. 

Caleb Keaveney with models of the Perseverance Mars rover and Ingenuity Mars helicopter.

Jun 23, 2022

Sciences Student Caleb Keaveney Selected as a 2022 Astronaut Scholar

Meteorology and applied mathematics double major Caleb Keaveney '23 is among the 2022 recipients of the prestigious Astronaut Scholarship. 

Ashley Crickard on the left and Caleb Keaveney on the right

Jun 13, 2022

Sciences Student Caleb Keaveney Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Meteorology and applied mathematics double major Caleb Keaveney is among the recipients of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.