News and Events
February 9, 2015
CMU Alumnus becomes CNN meteorologist
When he was a child, Derek Van Dam built a tree fort in his front yard and climbed it every day.  One day, while watching a blustery thunderstorm from the window of his childhood home, his tree fort was knocked over.  Frustrated but full of wonder he developed a passion for science, the atmosphere and the weather.
February 9, 2015
As the world warms, where is the best snow to make Frosty?
​Dr. Marty Baxter contributes to this article in the Chicago Tribune
January 22, 2015
By studying underground magma plumbing systems, we can better predict volcanic eruptions
​​Each summer, Dr. Sven Morgan takes a handful of students 11,000 feet up into the Henry Mountains to explore exposed magma plumbing systems.
​January 9, 2015
Estimates of net infiltration in arid basins and potential impacts on recharge and solute flux due to land use and vegetation change
​Dr. Wendy Robertson had her paper published in the Journal of Hydrology
January 7, 2015
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Most Devastating Thunderstorms
​​A blog entry by Dr. Leigh Orf
December 15, 2014
Dr. Sirbescu presents research posters at the American Geophysical Union
​In Situ Observations of Crystallization in Water-Undersaturated Pegmatite Liquids
November 27, 2014
Environmentally Hazardous Boron in Gold Mine Tailings, Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Mona Sirbescu, co-author
November 11, 2014
CMU Meteorologist creates breakthrough tornado simulation
​Dr. Leigh Orf has created a first-of-its-kind 3D simulation of an EF5 tornado and the supercell thunderstorm that spawned it.