News: EAS

Hochul names Cornellians to NYS climate assessment project

By: Blaine Friedlander

To explore how the warming environment will affect New York’s communities, ecosystems and economy, Gov. Kathy Hochul named several Cornellians to the state’s Climate Impacts Assessment project. The group will conduct research and then suggest how the state can best prepare for climate change and adapt for the future. Art DeGaetano, professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, will serve on the project’s 15-member steering committee, which provides expertise and guidance to NYSERDA. DeGaetano will also serve on the project’s five-member Assessment Design Advisory Group. Read more

NRCC calendar

The 2022 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 nrcc@cornell.edu. 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 themes changed over the years. 2001 and 2002 issues featured weather... Read more

Schmidt: Exploring Earth’s oceans to reach Europa

By: Kate Blackwood

Britney Schmidt is in Antarctica through February 2022 with a small team of researchers to explore the confluence of glaciers, floating ice shelves and ocean using a submarine robot called Icefin – the first mission of its kind. But the whole time, she’ll also be thinking about worlds beyond Earth. Read more

The remnants of Hurricane Ida left cars submerged on flooded roads in New Brunswick, New Jersey. iStock

Ida’s remnants struck idling front for historic deluge

By: Blaine Friedlander

“The rainfall from Ida resulted from the merger of the remnants of Hurricane Ida (a tropical depression when it reached the Northeast) and a stationary front that was draped across New Jersey,” said Arthur T. DeGaetano, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences (CALS) and director of the NRCC. Read more