School of Earth, Society, and Environment
The Earth is a complex system in which the solid planet, the oceans, the atmosphere, and life (both human and non-human) interact in countless ways. In order to respond to the environmental challenges of our time, it is necessary to understand these interactions and interdependencies that transcend the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines. The School of Earth, Society, and Environment (SESE) brings the resources of the departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geology, and Geography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study the Earth System.
Investigating the link between Arctic sea ice, North Pacific geopotential height anomalies, and precipitation across the United States (2015-07-17)New evidence is presented to show that decreasing sea ice in the Arctic is causing an increased amplification of the jet stream off the west coast of the United States. We find a statistically significant relationship ...
(2015-12-02)Defined as the probability of a threat of damage, injury or loss, risk is a combination of hazard and vulnerability. Without hazard there is no risk. Without vulnerability there is no risk. Vulnerability – the predisposition ...
(2015-12-11)This study examines the role that buoyancy and vertical wind shear play in modulating the relationship between storm interactions and storm severity. Using an idealized numerical model, 240 supercell interactions are ...
A comparison of X-band polarization parameters with in-situ microphysical measurements in the comma head of two winter cyclones (2015-12-07)Since the advent of dual-polarization radar, methods of classifying hydrometeors by type from measured polarization variables have been developed. However, the deterministic approach of existing hydrometeor classification ...
Interaction of an upper-tropospheric jet with a squall line originating along a cold frontal boundary (2015-12-07)On 8 June 2003, an expansive squall line along a surface cold frontal boundary was sampled during the Bow Echo and Mesoscale Convective Vortex Experiment. The Naval Research Laboratory P-3 aircraft and the National Oceanic ...