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News and Announcements

  • Thanks to all of you for another great Research Day in our department!
  • Dr. Zhe Zhu received a grant from Monsanto: "Quantifying Cotton Water Stress Using Unmanned Aerials Systems and Satellite Remote Sensing", Co-I: Z. Zhu, $130,000, 2018-2019
  • Dr. George B. Asquith was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geoscience Department. The award was in recognition of his distinguished lifetime achievement.
  • Dr. Steven Henderson, a faculty member in TTU Petroleum Engineer will be presented with a "Professing Excellence" teaching award on April 3rd. Dr. Henderson received both his MS (1992: Prof. Jacka) and Ph.D. (1995: Prof. Asquith) in Geoscience Department.
  • Dr. Patricia Soils is hosting the "Digital Technologies for a Better World Symposium" on Wednesday, April 18th.
  • Dr. Christopher Weiss invited to be an Editor for Monthly Weather Review.
  • Alton Wade and Pappy Yeats's adventures in the Antarctic.
  • Dr. Chris Weiss is promoted to Full Professor, which takes effect on September 1st, 2018.
  • Dr. Zhe Zhu received a grant from USGS: "Toward Near Real-time Monitoring and Characterization of Land Surface Change for the Conterminous US", PI: Z. Zhu, USGS-NASA Landsat Science Team Program, $1,062,069, 2018-2023.
  • Dr. Zhe Zhu selected as the member of USGS-NASA Landsat Science Team (2018-2023) 
  • Dr. Will Asquith is recognized by the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia for his contributions to the International Symposium on Water Resources Mangement.
  • Dr. Zhe Zhu invited to be an Associate Editor for the Arabian Journal of Geosciences and Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Dr. Zhe Zhu invited to serve on the Editorial Board for PeerJ
  • Dr. Zhe Zhu received a grant from USGS: “Algorithm Improvement, Near Real-time Monitoring, and New Change Product Designed for the LCMAP Initiative”, Z. Zhu, PI, USGS Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program, $283,045, 1/16/2017-1/15/2021.
  • Dr. Johannes Dahl received a grant from NSF: "the Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes, J. Dahl, PI, NSF, $241.336.
  • Dr. Branimir Segivic received a grant from Swiss National Science Foundation: "Prehistoric Pottery: Social Organisation in the Upper Rhône Valley during the Final Neolithic, the Bell Beaker Culture and the Early Bronze Age", B. Segivic, partner on the project, $750,000.

Media Spotlight (KTXT radio)


Weiss and Dahl

Chris Weiss and Johannes Dahl talk about how tornadoes form.



Dustin Sweet

Dustin Sweet talks about glaciers.