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Tenure-track faculty position for a Regional Climate Modeler in our department

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography and Earth Sciences, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is recruiting a tenure-track, assistant professor specializing in regional atmospheric climate modeling for appointment in July 2011. Required qualifications include: 1) a doctoral …

Graduate Assistantships: Biogeochemistry, Stream Ecology, and Hydrology at UNC Charlotte, NC

Come work with me! Research assistantships are available at the MS or Ph.D. level at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to participate in a recently funded NSF project investigating the effects of stormwater management on ecosystem function in urban watersheds.  The overall goal is to better understand and …

Heat in the Southeast

Cross-posted at Highly Allochthonous Here in Charlotte we had a hot summer. We barely escaped the dubious distinction of hottest summer on record, with an average temperature of 81.1° F (27.3 ° C) between 1 June and 31 August. The record had been set in 1993, when Charlotte recorded an …

Anne in the Charlotte Observer

There’s a nice interview of me in today’s Charlotte Observer, where I opine on blogging as a professor, North Carolina’s #1 water resource problem, and bottled versus tap water.  T. Delene Beeland did a great job with the interview questions, and my fabulous photo is courtesy of Annie Harrison.

Chris Rowan speaking today in the department

I’m delighted to be hosting Dr. Chris Rowan of the University of Edinburgh. Chris’s specialty is paleomagnetic applied to both neotectonic and paleoclimatic problems, and he’s worked in some fabulously exotic locations. Chris is also the lead blogger at Highly Allochthonous, where I occasionally contribute posts as well. Dr. Rowan …

What does 2010 hold for water in the Charlotte region?

The Catawba Riverkeepers provide their take on the water and environment issues facing the Catawba River watershed and surrounding areas. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut130iDhaKo] Since I’m posting this on January 1st, I suppose I should offer some prognostications for Charlotte area water resources  in the coming year. I’m not much at predictions, but …

Snowfall map from 1-2 March 2009

The National Weather Service has produced a pretty map of snowfall totals from the storm a few weeks ago.  Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) got around 4″, which is a hair more than I measured at home on Monday morning (~3.5″ plus an ice layer). At our field site in Gaston County, …