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range of electives for both graduate and undergraduate
AOS Graduation Reception
The AOS Graduation Reception will be held on Sunday, May 19, starting at 11:30 in Room 853. All AOS Graduates are welcome to attend with their families. There will be cake and refreshments.
University of Wisconsin grad Louis Uccellini leads National Weather Service
Article in the April 28, 2013 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Professor Bennartz et. al. article published in Nature explains Greenland's record breaking 2012 ice melt
AOS Professor Ralf Bennartz and collaborators have published a study in the April 4 issue of Nature describing the events and processes leading to the record ice melt. A University of Wisconsin News article also summarizes the work..
CCR celebrates 50 years
Congratulations to the Center for Climatic Research on their 50th anniversary. Since 1962, CCR faculty, scientists and students have been working to understand how the climate works and why it changes. The Nelson Institute's In Common Magazine has a nice writeup on the history of CCR.
AOS Alumni donate GR2Analyst license to department
Several UW-AOS alumni have contributed toward, and donated a license for the advanced Nexrad Level II analysis program GR2Analyst to the AOS Department. The students had been using the software after leaving the UW and found it to be extremely useful for analysis of radar data. The software is already being used in our senior level Synoptic Lab (453) class, and will likely be utilized in the AOS 441 Radar and Satellite course as well. Special thanks to Jacob Beitlich, Dan Henz, Brian Miretzky, Matt Sitkowski and Dima Smirnov! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Rooftop Camera images and movies
The AOSS building hosts three rooftop camera (currently facing west, northwest, and north.) The most recent images and time lapse quicktime movies are now available. Daily sunrise to sunset movies and highlights of particularly interesting phenomena will be coming soon.
Journal of the UW-AOS
This is an unofficial journal of working papers written by undergraduate and graduate students of the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. These papers are not intended to be used as official references.
Check out their work in the Journal of the UW-AOS