Orville recommends lightning rods

Richard Orville, professor of atmospheric sciences who has studied lightning for more than 35 years and established the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN), believes that lightning rods are useful tools for negating the positive power of a lightning bolt.



Nielsen-Gammon profiled in New York Times

Texas A&M Atmospheric Science professor Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon has the attention of the nation on one of the most important topics facing Texas these days, the drought. The New York Times profiled Nielsen-Gammon in their article, β€œAn Eye on the Sky,” taking a look into his life as a climatologist and drought expert.



Nielsen-Gammon receives awards

This has been a year of awards for atmospheric sciences professor and Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon. The most recent of these recognitions is being named Regents Professor by the Texas A&M Board of Regents. This award comes shortly after winning the 2011 Texas A&M Newsmaker Image award for his work with the media concerning the record-breaking drought.


Researchers learn what it takes to be a chief scientist

Texas A&M oceanographer Dan Thornton and atmospheric scientist Sarah Brooks took part in a program aimed at teaching the basics of planning research cruises, and gained valuable practice with research techniques.



Open faculty position at assistant professor level

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the field of weather analysis and forecasting. Candidates are sought with research expertise in one or more of the following areas: synoptic meteorology, mesoscale meteorology, and forecasting techniques. Candidates focusing on hurricanes or other forms of severe weather are of particular interest. A Ph. D. in atmospheric sciences or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Postdoctoral experience is desirable, but is not required. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a prominent research program and to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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