I am delighted to announce that Kadidia Thiero has been chosen to lead UCAR's SOARS Program (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science), following a nationwide search. She will begin her UCAR role in mid-February.
Have you ever been fascinated by a weather event, yet heartbroken when you learn about its aftermath? As an atmospheric science student, I'm often overwhelmed with both feelings.
Severe thunderstorms needed to happen during the MPEX field campaign for it to be a success. I never had this thought until after several deadly tornadoes tore across central Oklahoma in May while we were studying the storms.
Friday, May 31, 2013, is a day that I'll remember for the rest of my life. I didn't see my first tornado, but this was my first encounter with an Oklahoma supercell thunderstorm. I experienced so many different emotions during the day, and I'll try my best to summarize those here.
This is my third summer as a SOARS protégé, and my experience has already been quite different than in the past. That’s because I am working on a field campaign this summer.
It's not every day that you get to tour expensive and advanced research aircraft that fly high and low through hurricanes, winter cyclones, and thunderstorms all around the globe.
The lengths that people in coastal Louisiana will go to make visitors feel at home can be summed up with two words- vegetarian gumbo.
A curious cloud is visible in the rearview mirror. It's much lower than any of the other cumulus puffs at the top of daytime thermals. Why is it so low? Is it coming from the mountains?
I could still see some of the smoke in the hills above Boulder when I returned from a science workshop in New Mexico. This told me how close the fire came to Boulder.
Last winter, much of the U.S. saw above average temperatures and less snowfall than usual. People across the country enjoyed a spring-like (and sometimes even summer-like) winter. The mild weather does not come without a price. During the winter, ski slopes and other tourist activities lost profits. Months later the price is being paid in the form of wildfire, an unpredictable and untamable force of nature.