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Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

adult corn earworm moth

Feb 6, 2024

Beam Me Up: Using Lasers to Detect Moth Migrations

An interdisciplinary team of researchers use an advanced laser technology to detect moth migrations in eastern North Carolina.

White flowers bloom on a tree in front of the Bell Tower

Aug 31, 2023

$1.2 Million NOAA Grant to Support Marine Sciences Students, Research at NC State

A $14.9 million NOAA grant will fund the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s plans to expand an existing Pamlico Sound oyster sanctuary network, as well as hands-on opportunities for underrepresented marine sciences students at NC State and NC Central University.

Three scuba divers explore the Calabas Reef in Bonaire

Aug 24, 2023

A Deep Dive Into Bonaire’s Ecological and Geological Treasures

A group of 12 students kicked off their summer with scuba diving in Bonaire. See the highlights in photos.

NC State gateway at sunset

Aug 14, 2023

MEAS Professor Eggleston Receives Margaret A. Davidson Stewardship Achievement Award

David Eggleston, professor in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, has been recognized for his leadership, service, innovation and commitment to the management of estuarine and coastal systems.

May 25, 2023

NOAA Predicts up to 17 Named Storms, up to 4 Major Hurricanes This Hurricane Season

North Carolina State University revealed its forecast on April 12, predicting as many as eight hurricanes in the Atlantic basin this hurricane season. NC State forecasters believe there will be 11 to 15 named storms, six to eight hurricanes and two to three major hurricanes.

May 5, 2023

The Epic Journey of Dust in the Wind Often Ends With Happy Plankton

Popular Science
Scientists pay close attention to dust particles because of their roles as iron couriers. “Often, when we think of dust,” says Douglas Hamilton, an earth scientist at North Carolina State University, who was not an author on the paper, “we do link it immediately to the iron.”

Memorial Belltower

May 2, 2023

DELTA Grant Enhances Student Learning

Associate Professors Karl Wegmann and Ethan Hyland received a DELTA Grant to enhance student learning with the MEAS geosystem stream table.

photo of NC State Online graduate and on-air meteorologist Alexandra Steele

Apr 28, 2023

Career Advancement on the Radar for Online Graduate

On-air meteorologist Alexandra Steele is furthering her education and skills through the online Climate Change and Society program.

Apr 25, 2023

To Predict Warming, You Can’t Ignore Wind and Ocean Currents

“The ocean plays a huge role in global warming — its currents can redistribute heat from warmer to colder regions, for instance, by moving warm water from the equator to the poles,” says Kay McMonigal, a postdoctoral research scholar in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Alumni Gateway near sunset

Apr 24, 2023

Wind, Water and Warming

To improve accuracy, climate models should take the interaction between wind and ocean currents into account.