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GEOSCIENCE DEPARTMENT NEWS

What's Up with the Weather?

On Tuesday, students enjoyed temperatures in the mid-60s, leading to lots of relaxing on the Quad. The warm weather was short-lived, however, with snow on Thursday and a cold forecast for the weekend. So, we asked Assistant Professor of Geoscience Nicholas Metz to tell us what's up with the weather: According to Metz, a very strong cold front moving through our region caused today's chilly weathe...  More >>

Students Research Severe Weather

Whether atop New Hampshire's Mount Washington, traveling throughout the Northeast, or in the Weather and Climate lab at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, student-meteorologists were busy this summer conducting research. As part of the Undergraduate Summer Research Program, Geoscience faculty Nick Metz and Neil Laird worked with students -- from HWS and other institutions -- on a number of projec...  More >>

Arens "Behind the Science" Podcast

Associate Professor of Geoscience Nan Crystal Arens was recently interviewed for the "People Behind the Science" podcast, which gives scientists an opportunity to promote their research as well as share their journey through science. Arens and the host Dr. Marie McNeely discussed her life outside of work - including the fact that she has been learning to make bathing suits for her eldest daughter...  More >>

Chasing Storms and Tornadoes for Credit

As part of the Colleges' Geoscience curriculum, eight students were led by Geoscience faculty Nick Metz and Neil Laird across the Midwest and Central Plains for nearly two weeks chasing severe supercell thunderstorms that had the potential of producing tornadoes. After a three-day intensive on-campus workshop to prepare students with details about severe storms, storm-chasing simulation scenarios...  More >>

Lamanna ’97 Has Big Find

Matt Lamanna '97 is a member of the international excavation team that unearthed skeletons of one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth. He is also the second author on the paper about the dinosaur, which they named Dreadnoughtus schrani. The bones belonged to two partial skeletons, with that of the larger individual being much more complete than the other. They were extracted during digs...  More >>

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