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Salt marsh grasses and mussels

Mar 22, 2023

Marine Community Ecologist Zhang Awarded $1.22 Million Grant to Develop Restoration Strategies

Assistant Professor Stacy Zhang will lead a project to restore biodiversity in three coastal ecosystems.

Feb 7, 2023

Earthquake Risks in the Carolinas

“A number of old fault zones here,” said Del Bohnenstiehl, professor of earth science. “We call it plate boundary hundreds of millions of years ago. And so, there are some relic fault zones from that can get reactivated from time to time.”

Jan 6, 2023

Atmospheric River and Bomb Cyclone Combine to Devastate Northern California With Wild Storms

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Carl Schreck, a weather scientist at NC State, has said atmospheric rivers can supercharge a cyclone’s engine.

Two students sit together in a study space at the Natural Resources Library

Nov 11, 2022

A Look Through the Natural Resources Library

The newly renovated Natural Resources Library provides a space for collaboration and individual study for students in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the College of Natural Resources.

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.

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.

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.