Dr. Kevin Speer

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.

NASA CPEX Campaign

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. For more info about the campaign, follow the ‘Read More’ link below.

Dr. Mainak Mookherjee Receiving Power Award

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.

Dr. Allison Wing

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.

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