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Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

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. 

Cathrine Hoyo

Aug 25, 2022

From the Departments

Catch up on the latest news from our academic departments. 

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. 

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. 

May 5, 2022

NC State Team Studies Unique Tornado Threat

WRAL
A quick tornado spawned from a band of storms March 31, bringing 100-mile-per-hour winds to Research Triangle Park. The storm damaged the roof of Pfizer’s office building and took down trees. No one was hurt, but the storm reminded the Triangle of the severe weather threats we face.