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Preston Cosslett Kemeny and Kly Suquino are isotope geochemists studying the global carbon cycle

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Bowen studies the climate of early Mars and rocky exoplanets. 

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Da Yang is a climate scientist interested in atmospheric convection (thunderstorms), dynamics, and climate change.

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Geophysical Science News

  • Prof. Emeritus Douglas MacAyeal’s new research paper sheds light on Antarctic Ice Sheet’s health

    May 13, 2024

    “It’s looking very likely that this process explains the collapse of the Larsen B Ice Shelf,” added Doug MacAyeal, University of Chicago Prof. Emeritus of Geophysical Sciences and co-author on the paper—referring to a notorious 2002 event in which more than 1,000 square miles of Antarctic ice collapsed into the ocean in a matter of weeks.

  • Prof. Nicolas Dauphas elected to the National Academy of Sciences

    April 30, 2024

    Professor Nicolas Dauphas has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Members are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership in the Academy is among the highest honors a scientist can achieve.

  • Alum Megan Mansfield to Join Tenure Track at University of Maryland

    April 23, 2024

    Department alum Megan Mansfield (PhD 2021) will be joining the University of Maryland as an Assistant Professor next year. Her new group will focus broadly on the spectroscopic characterization of transiting exoplanet atmospheres. Congratulations, Megan!

  • Rossbypalooza2024 is now open for registration!

    April 11, 2024

    Rossbypalooza2024 is now open for registration! Rossbypalooza 2024 aims to provide a platform for interactions among students and faculty to understand climate extremes, their impacts, and their connection to climate change from various perspectives including small-to-large-scale dynamics and data-driven methodologies. For more information on the application process and logistics, see: 

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