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The Department of Atmospheric Science and the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville:

  • Ranked in the top ten by the Chronicle of Higher Education based on faculty research productivity index

  • Consistently ranks nationally in the top 20 in research funding based on NSF metrics

  • Has 75 undergraduate and 40 graduate students

  • Has a faculty that includes three AMS fellows

  • Has graduated students who won back to back U.S. Presidential Early Career Awards (PECASE) in 2009 and 2010

  • Has faculty that won a share of the IPCC Nobel Peace Prize award

  • Lead Authors and Contributors to the Climate Change Science Panel Reports and WMO Ozone Assessment

  • Performs collaborative research with NOAA on lightning, air quality, severe weather and climate.

  • Is collocated with NWS and NASA thereby enabling students to get a unique collaborative experience.

  • Is home of the Mobile severe weather monitoring network that includes state of the art MIPS, MAX, ARMOR, and the NOWCASTR (http://vortex.nsstc.uah.edu/mips/)

  • Is home of the state of the art RAPCD ozone and aerosol lidar for chemistry and air quality research (http://nsstc.uah.edu/atmchem/), including balloon-launch facility

  • Has international study abroad research programs with Panama and Germany

  • Has graduated students who have won prestigious awards such as the NOAA David Johnson Award

  • Performs on-site collaborative research with NASA’s SPoRT, SERVIR, and other programs at MSFC

  • Faculty and staff have testified many times before state legislatures and U.S. Congress

  • Houses the Office of the State Climatologist

  • Two recipients of the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and AMS Special Awards for scientific research

  • Lead scientists and engineers on the GOES Lightning Mapping instrument

  • Eleven NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship graduate student awards


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