Tag Archives: precipitation

Hurricane Harvey and the Houston flood: Did Humans Make it Worse? (Part 1: Climate Change)

This Friday at noon, the Kent State University Department of Geology is hosting a panel discussion on the human role in the catastrophic flooding experienced by Houston and surrounding communities in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. I will be one … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, geohazards

#365climateimpacts: Snow, ice, flooding, and football (February 1-15)

In January, I launched the #365climateimpacts project, in which I’ll spend a year tweeting stories of the many ways climate change is impacting people, ecosystems, and the earth; ideas for how to communicate about climate change more effectively; and analyses … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, environment, hydrology, ice and glaciers

Scenic Saturday: from desert to verdant grassland in 10 miles (and 1000 m)

Why large climatic contrasts occur over short distances on Hawaii – and why this is scientifically important. Continue reading

Categories: geomorphology, outcrops, photos, volcanoes

Bacteria in the sky, making it rain, snow, and hail

Even though we all think of the freezing point of water as 0 °C, very pure water remains a liquid until about -40 °C. Water crystallizes to ice in the presence of tiny nucleation particles in the atmosphere. These particles … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, climate science, hydrology, paper reviews

Backyard science: isotope hydrology style

A few days ago, someone asked me whether I’d done any Citizen Science projects with my 4 year old daughter. I said “no”, but then spouted off a couple of projects I was looking forward to starting in the next … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, by Anne, fieldwork, hydrology