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Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences


Feb 25, 2021

After Hurricane Irma, Soundscape Reveals Resilient Reef Ecosystem

New research shows soundscapes of coral reef ecosystems can recover quickly from hurricanes. 

Eugene Cheung stands in front of a building.

Feb 4, 2021

In Era of COVID-19, Virtual Thesis Defenders Make the Most of It

NC State graduate students are taking advantage of the pandemic-necessitated virtual format to invite family and friends to attend their thesis and dissertation defenses. 

Stephen Leatherman holds a spiny lobster.

Oct 17, 2017

The Coast Is Clear

Geosciences alumnus Stephen Leatherman shares the story behind his celebrated rankings of American beaches. 

Aug 3, 2017

From Planetary to Microscopic: Winners of the 2017 NC State Research Image Contest

Researchers from the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences were among the winners in the second NC State Research Image Contest. 

Dec 16, 2016

Listening for Lava

Del Bohnenstiehl of MEAS listens to underwater volcanic eruptions to confirm the presence of lava. 

Nov 28, 2016

Toxic ‘Marine Snow’ Can Sink Quickly, Persist at Ocean Depths

A specific neurotoxin can persist, accumulate and reach significant depths quickly in “marine snow” formed an algae that could impact shellfish and the humans who consume them. 

Nov 10, 2016

Researchers Develop Novel Approach for Quantifying Nitrate Discharge from Groundwater to Streams

Researchers have developed a new way to determine the rate at which nitrate pollution will make its way from groundwater into streams. 


Apr 15, 2016

East Coast Should Expect Active Hurricane Season, NC State Researchers Say

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season will be significantly more active than the overall averages, according to NC State researchers. 

Bald Head Island marsh

Mar 17, 2016

The Nature of an Island

A new Bald Head Island weather station holds great potential for researchers studying weather and climate. 

Night storm

Mar 17, 2016

The Night Watch

NC State meteorologists prowl the prairie states to unravel the mysteries of nighttime thunderstorms.