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UCLA, NASA JPL use new instrument to shed light on plant fluorescenceTue, Nov 22, 2016

Ulli Seibt, Katja Grossmann and Jochen Stutz of the AOS department were featured today on the Daily Bruin for their work on an instrument that they hope will be able to monitor the health of plants over the entire Earth. In collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they are measuring the light chlorophyll emits during photosynthesis with an instrument they call a PhotoSpec.

Link to Daily Burin article

Congratulations to Yukitoshi Nishimura for winning the AGU Macelwane MedalMon, Jul 25, 2016

AOS Assistant Researcher Yukitoshi Nishimura receieved the American Geophysical Union James B. Macelwane Medal on July 21, 2016. The medal is give to three to five honorees for recognition for “significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist.” Please join us in congratulating Toshi in receiving this prestigeous award! 

2016 UCLA Grad Slam - Rose TsengThu, Mar 3, 2016

Our very own Rose Tseng will be competing at final round of Grad Slam on March 3rd!

AOS Research to Improve Climate Change ModelsFri, Dec 11, 2015

AOS Professor Alex Hall and Postdoctorate Researcher Anthony DeAngelis were featured on UCLA Newsroom discussing their research to help improve climate model accuracy. Findings where published on Nature, indicating that most models overestimate the amount of preciptation that will increase due to climate change, roughly 40 percent less than the current global models prediction.

Daily Bruin Coverage of Students Using the ZodiacFri, Nov 20, 2015

The Daily Bruin has an article covering students using the Zodiac ot study fronts, or bodies of water that experience rapid temperature change but little change in depth, and use instruments to monitor temperature, salinity and electrical conductivity. The article features an interview with undergraduates, AOS researcher Jeroen Molemaker and AOS graduate student Aviv Solodoch.