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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.

Lewis Owen stands along Stinson Drive on the NC State campus

Sep 8, 2023

Diving Into the Deanship

New dean Lewis Owen, a scuba-diving geologist, wants to build a stronger College of Sciences community and help students pursue their dreams anywhere in the world.

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.

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.

Apr 14, 2023

NC State Predicts Normal 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season

NC State researchers predict between six and eight of those storms will grow strong enough to become hurricanes. The historical average is six. Two or three could become major hurricanes, researchers said.

Apr 14, 2023

Sea Level Rise Along the NC Coast Has Picked Up Pace in the Last Decade. Why?

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Paul Liu, an NC State University oceanographer, noted that subsidence of the coast along the Outer Banks leaves that area more vulnerable to sea level rise. “No matter how, the result is the same,” Liu said. “The water level is rising and rising faster than we expected.”

An aerial photo shows a hurricane forming on one of Earth's oceans

Apr 13, 2023

NC State Researchers Predict Normal Hurricane Season

Researchers predict 11 to 15 named storms in the Atlantic basin for 2023.