News: EAS

A student works on a Jupyter Notebooks assignment in the Atmospheric Dynamics in Motion class taught by Peter Hitchcock and Mark Wysocki of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

CTI Innovation Awards spur new learning opportunities

By: Dave Winterstein

Assistant Professor Peter Hitchcock and Senior Lecturer Mark Wysocki, received an Innovation grant from the Cornell University Center for Teaching Innovation to incorporate the Jupyter Notebook app into their Atmospheric Dynamics course which allows students to use real forecast data. Read more

The Robert Moses Power Plant, located downstream from Niagara Falls, generates clean hydroelectric power and is a flagship project in New York state’s power infrastructure.

NYPA to get climate change science lessons from Cornell

By: John Bakum

Drawing on Cornell’s expertise in climate change science and education, the Cornell Climate Smart Solutions Program, led by Allison Chatrchyan, is delivering a comprehensive training program for the New York Power Authority with nearly 2,400 employees in New York. Read more

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson speaking at conference (zoom)

Sustainability meeting focuses on social justice, environment

By: Blaine Friedlander

Professor Natalie Mahowald, among other Cornell sustainability leaders, spoke at the 2020 NYS Sustainability Conference that focused on connections between human health, social justice, feeding the world's growing population, and keeping the atmosphere cool. Read more

Students on campus

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Selected to be an American Geophysical Union Bridge Partner

By: Erin Philipson

Cornell’s Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) has been selected to be an American Geophysical Union (AGU) Bridge Partner. EAS is one of 18 out of 68 programs that were accepted into the AGU Bridge Program in 2020. The Bridge program partners with academic institutions across the United States to recruit and retain underrepresented students who are applying to geoscience graduate schools. Bridge Program students only need to fill out one common application form to apply to any of the Bridge program institutions. Applicants must be Hispanic, African American, American Indian, Pacific Islander... Read more

cracked earth

The climate hasn't hit a 'point of no return'

By: Mark Kaufman

"Our best knowledge continues to suggest that we have a clear & still large say in how our future looks," says Flavio Lehner, assistant professor in EAS, in response to claims that Earth "is already past a point-of-no-return for global warming." Read more

2021 calendar

2021 Edition of the Ithaca Weather Calendar

The 2021 Edition of the Ithaca Weather Calendar is available to order! Shop the calendar at the Cornell Store or calendars are available by mail for $2 shipping and will include an invoice to be paid by check. To purchase by mail, email Calendars are $10 + shipping. The Ithaca Weather Calendar began in 1985 as a project between the graduate students and senior class of Cornell’s Earth & Atmospheric Science major. The Northeast Regional Climate Center later took over producing the calendar. The first calendar was done in color paper and had lots of stories regarding birds. The... Read more

Warren Knapp

Climatologist Warren Knapp, acid rain expert, dies at 82

By: Blaine Friedlander

Warren Knapp, professor emeritus in EAS, died on Oct 3rd. Knapp brought engineering skill to the study of weather and climate, finding sophisticated and precise ways to measure and record day-to-day and annual fluctuations in temperature, radiation, precipitation and pollution. Read more

New Jeep ad supports Carl Sagan Institute initiative

By: Linda B. Glaser

Donations from a new Jeep ad that features Carl Sagon's famous "Pale Blue Dot" monologue and images, will provide initial funding for a new global climate model project at Carl Sagan Institute. Professor Toby Ault and Lisa Kaltenegger from Cornell University Astronomy are co-PI's on the project.New Jeep ad supports Carl Sagan Institute initiative Read more