Faculty Spotlight: Malin Pinsky

Malin Pinsky

By: Carol Peters, EOAS Communications The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded EOAS faculty member Malin Pinsky and collaborators from Princeton University $1.3 million in funding for the project “Climate Change, Resource Reallocation and Great Power Competition.” The funding stems from the DoD’s FY2021 Minerva Research Initiative, which awarded a combined $28.7 million in grants to 17 university-based faculty teams. Describing …

Robin Leichenko Selected as a 2023 Fellow to the American Association of Geographers

Robin Leichenko

By: Carol Peters, EOAS Communications Honoring Leichenko, the AAG wrote, she “is an extremely creative, inquisitive, and giving academic and public scholar.” The American Association of Geographers has named EOAS faculty member Robin Leichenko a 2023 AAG Fellow. “The AAG Fellows,” the AAG wrote, “is a recognition and service program that applauds geographers who have made significant contributions to advancing …

Nine Rutgers Professors Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Photos of the Rutgers Awardees

They are among 506 scientists, engineers and innovators recognized for their achievements. Rutgers faculty elected to the newest class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are engaging in research to enhance our understanding of the universe, prepare the world to address climate change and find ways to restore brain function after traumatic injury or …

Preparing Tomorrow’s Meteorologists

SEBS meteorology alumni Nicole McGowan and Leonard Mendola participated in “Severe Weather Forecasting” as students working toward their bachelor of science degrees in meteorology. The two-week summer elective, led by Steve Decker, director of the undergraduate program in meteorology, takes students to the Great Plains in search of tornadoes as part of the coursework. Photography by Jennifer Kafka.

The undergraduate program in meteorology at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences prepares students for a host of careers, from television broadcasters to research scientists, after completing a demanding curriculum. From this rigorous program come operational meteorologists whose work involves weather forecasting, environmental meteorologists who address air pollution and air-quality monitoring and modeling and the climate meteorologists who focus …

Earth-Sun Distance Sharply Alters Seasons in Tropical Pacific in a 22,000-Year Cycle

Earth & Sun

New climate simulations show the annual change in the planet’s distance from the star also affects a seasonal cycle that impacts weather in North America and globally. Weather and climate modelers understand pretty well how seasonal winds and ocean currents affect El Niño patterns in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, impacting weather throughout the United States and worldwide. But new computer simulations show that the effect of …