NASA awarded $100,000 to Long Chiu (College of Science) and Chung-Lin Shie (UMBC) to estimate oceanic evaporation, heat and momentum transfer to the atmosphere to study the global water cycle.
"Before we started our work, people thought that weather was predictable for only a few days and climate was not predictable. We were the first ones to show that there is predictability in the midst of chaos."
Jagadish Shukla, Professor
Fairfax County on an award from the Department of Energy awarded $71,433 to Dann Sklarew (College of Science) to develop an annual community energy and greenhouse gas inventory for Fairfax County, with implications for managing multi-sectoral greenhouse gas emissions at the municipal scale, as a local-level method of climate change mitigation.