Submitted by bklinger on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 11:12am
AOES Professor and COLA Director Jim Kinter was invited to speak about climatology and climate dynamics on C-Span. Dr. Kinter's interview produced an in-depth discussion of observation and prediction of weather and climate, including answering questions from callers.
Cristiana Stan joins GMU and AOES as a new Assistant Professor. An expert in modeling atmospheric dynamics and climate, Dr. Stan has studied the general circulation of the atmosphere, climate predictability, and tropical variability.
AOES welcomes Dr. Long Chiu to the Department as an Associate Professor. While new to the department, Dr. Chiu has been on the faculty of GMU since 1998, most recently as an Associate Professor of Earth Observing and Remote Sensing in the Geography and Geoinformation Science Department.
AOES Associate Professor and COLA director James L. Kinter III was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). AMS selects Fellows who "have made strong contributions to the atmospheric or related sciences over a period of years." Fellows represent less than 5% of the AMS membership. Kinter joins AOES faculty Schneider and Shukla as AMS Fellows.
As part of "Earth Week", GMU will be having a panel discussion on climate change entitled Managing the Planet - Is 2 Degrees Too Much? on Monday, Apr 26, 4:00 pm. GMU professors Thomas Lovejoy and Andrew Light will lead a panel including AOES professor Jim Kinter.