News Brief from Interim Chair Darla Munroe

January 25, 2019
Antarctic weather balloon watch

The team at the French-Italian Dome Concordia station launching weather balloon as part of the Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (Credit: Massimo Gervasi)

Faculty News:

Weather Forecasting for a Frozen Land. Each southern summer, students and faculty from Ohio State travel to Antarctica to investigate topics like sea level rise. The weather is the key factor governing safe and efficient activities; conditions can change from benign to blizzard in minutes. Geography Research Professor David Bromwich is coordinating an international effort under the World Meteorological Organization to develop much better weather forecast models for that region. In conjunction, students in Professor Jeffery Rogers' class on Synoptic Meteorology: Severe Storm Forecasting (Geography 5942) are predicting next day’s weather at the U.S. South Pole and McMurdo stations and learning how challenging this can be. (Thanks to PhD student Jerry Zou for this story).

Upcoming Events:

Lecture by Sara Koopman, Kent State University, about "What Does a Feminist Peace Look Like? Columbia's Struggles Over the World's Most Inclusive Peace Accord" (Co-sponsored with WGSS). 
Monday, February 4, 2019
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Psychology Building Room 014


Darla Munroe
Professor and Interim Chair