EOAS Associate Professor Dr. Amy Baco-Taylor, in collaboration with a team from Texas A&M University, discovered an odd chain of reefs that suggests there are mysteries about the development and durability of coral colonies yet to be discovered. In an article published in the journal Scientific Reports, the team discuss possible explanations for the reef’s appearance in areas considered impossibly hostile to reef formation.
For fifty years, the FSU Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute (GFDI) has been a global leader in the study of fluid flow and motion. EOAS Professor and GFDI Director Kevin Speer says many insights are still being derived from experiments conducted on the “big table” - a table that simulates the effects of the Earth’s rotation on the movement and circulation of large-scale planetary waves.
Dr. Ryan Honeyager and doctoral candidate Sweta Das are currently participating in the NASA CPEX Field Campaign collecting data on convective storm initiation, organization, growth, and dissipation in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Caribbean. NASA’s DC-8 aircraft will log 100 hours of flight time for this mission. Dr. Krishnamurti and Dr. Guosheng Liu are also participating in this campaign. For photos, check out their Flickr album.
Prof. Mainak Mookherjee, an Assistant Professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Florida State University, was awarded the 2017 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
The Powe award to Mookherjee will support neutron scattering measurements to characterize atomistic scale structure of minerals at conditions relevant to the Earth’s interior.
EOAS Assistant Professor Dr. Allison Wing received the 2016 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing from the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Publications department. Peer-reviewed literature plays a critical role in advancing science. Despite the effort involved, peer review is essential for helping maintain the integrity of science and its efficient advancement. Dr. Wing was cited by the editor of the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) for her outstanding contributions.
Congratulations to Kariza Hossain, an undergraduate student who worked with Dr. Mainak Mookherjee to present a poster at the UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) symposium also presented her poster at the Women in Math, Science, and Engineering poster session. Her poster was judged to be the best poster in the Physical Sciences category. We’re looking forward to hearing more from this talented undergraduate - congratulations!