Kyle Ahern receiving the Phi Beta Kappa Marion Jewell Hay Award as FSU President Eric Barron looks on. The award recognizes the top graduating student who has also conducted outstanding research. A reception followed at the President’s House.
In January 2010, a crew of scientists voyaged by ship from the southern tip of Chile into the Antarctic to search for clues to one of the great unknowns of climate change. Dr. Kevin Speer, EOAS professor and DIMES co-principal investigator, is using the data to refine eddy-resolving models of the ocean. The outcome of their simulations will help them tune eddy parameters in climate models of the entire Earth.