March 23, 2017

AOS welcomes Adjunct Professor Hui Su to our department.

Hui Su’s research focuses on the use of climate model simulations and the analysis of modern satellite observations to investigate the physical processes that control past, present and future climates of our earth. She is currently a research scientist at JPL and the Assistant Director of JIFRESSE. She previously worked as a researcher at AOS with David Neelin.  Congratulations Hui Su and welcome back to the department!


March 10, 2017


The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which provides 60 percent of the state’s water via a vast network of dams and reservoirs, has already been diminished by human-induced climate change and if emissions levels aren’t reduced, the snowpack could largely disappear during droughts, according to findings in the study published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

January 23, 2017

AOS Graduate Student and PhD candidate, Cenlin He, was recognized by the American Geophysical Union with an Outstanding Student Paper Award. The award is awarded to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences. Typically only 3-5% of presenters of each section and focus group are selected for this award.

The entire Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences department would like congratulate Cenlin He for winning this award.

December 14, 2016

AOS Professor Suzanne Paulson was featured on Phys.org discussing how to measure street-level air quality in Los Angeles and methods the city could do to improve the air quality on the sidewalk level. Los Angeles currently has one of the worst air quality levels in the nation. The study Professor Paulson and her team concluded that buildings and open spaces make a big difference in air quality on the ground.

Source: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-la-loom-large-street-level-air.html

November 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

July 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! 

March 3, 2016

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

December 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.

November 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. 

October 27, 2015

AOS researcher Jeroen Molemaker was interviewed on NBC 4 discussing data collected about El Nino forecasts. The upcoming El Nino is forecasted to be one of the strongest ones on the record.