Going to Extremes: Juliane Gross Gets Ready to Hunt for Meteorites in Antarctica

Juliane Gross

Being “a good scientific citizen” in one of the world’s most desolate places. There are out-of-the-way places. There are remote places. Then there are places like the Trans-Antarctic Mountains, where the nearest human being – possibly, the nearest living organism – is at least 150 miles away. That’s where Rutgers University-New Brunswick planetary geologist Juliane Gross will spend six to eight weeks, beginning …

Climate Report: Get Ready for More Surprises in Warming Climate

Climate Science report cover

Q&A with Rutgers Professor Robert E. Kopp, co-author of “the most up-to-date comprehensive report on climate science on the planet” The Climate Science Special Report, released last week by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, details the science behind global warming and its current and potential impacts on the American economy, communities, public health and infrastructure. One of the report’s lead authors …

Remembering Professor Diane Adams

Diane Adams Plaque

On Sunday, November 5th, the crew of the E/V Nautilus deployed a plaque in memory of Professor Diane Adams at a hydrothermal vent site in the Pescadero Basin, Gulf of California. Professor Adams passed on June 22 this year at the age of 37.

Scott Glenn Named MTS Fellow

Scott Glenn Award

EOAS member Scott Glenn was named a Fellow of the Marine Technology Society at the society’s Oceans 2017 meeting held from September 18 to 21 in Anchorage, Alaska. Designation as a Marine Technology Fellow is one of the highest accolades an individual can achieve. Since 1975, this title has been awarded to MTS members who have made outstanding contributions to …

Sea-Level Rise Will Make Flooding Much Worse in New York City

The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, which connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, during the flooding resulting from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Photo: Metropolitan Transit Authority

Floods that once occurred every 500 years on average could average every five years after 2030, even though hurricanes may steer further offshore. As the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy nears, Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists Andra Garner, Robert Kopp and Benjamin Horton have some good news and some very bad news for the residents of New York City. The good …

Forests Minimize Severe Heat Waves


Department of Environmental Sciences professor and EOAS member Dr. Ben Lintner is part of a study recently published in Nature Communications on the effect of historical land cover change on weather extremes. To learn more about this important study, click the link below to be directed to NOAA’s news portal: New Research: Forests Minimize Severe Heat Waves

Tikoo receives GSA Outstanding Women in Science Award

Illustration of the Moon's magnetic field. Image credit: Hernan Canellas / MIT Paleomagnetism Laboratory.

By Ken Kurtulik Sonia Tikoo, an assistant professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and member of the Rutgers Institute for Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS), is receiving the Doris Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science award from the Geological Society of America for her research into lunar magnetism. The research endeavored to establish the strength, duration, and power-source of the Moon’s …

Rohi Muthyala: No Computer-Chained Modeler, She

Rohi Muthyala

In a quest to build better climate models, Rutgers-New Brunswick grad student measures the melting of the Greenland ice sheet.  When she was an undergraduate in India, everyone Rohi Muthyala knew seemed to be studying computer science. “Everyone was working on computers and never getting up from their screens,” she remembered. “They didn’t seem very happy. I didn’t want that.” …

How Does the Greenland Ice Sheet Melt? Rutgers Goes to Greenland, to Find Out

Asa Rennermalm in Greenland

Video highlights intrepid Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists’ work on a climate change threat. The Greenland ice sheet is melting, and it’s important for the hundreds of millions of people who live near sea level to know how it’s melting, and how fast the meltwater reaches the ocean and affects sea levels. That’s why Åsa Rennermalm, a professor of geography at Rutgers …

Large Volcanic Eruptions in Tropics can Trigger El Niño Events

Ash from Mount Pinatubo

Rutgers professor helps show how eruptions cool tropical Africa, spawning El Niños Explosive volcanic eruptions in the tropics can lead to El Niño events, those notorious warming periods in the Pacific Ocean with dramatic global impacts on the climate, according to a new study. Enormous eruptions trigger El Niño events by pumping millions of tons of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere, which …