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The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is comprised of physical, natural and social scientists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Our mission is to create, extend and disseminate applied and theoretical scientific knowledge of the Earth’s physical, natural and human systems and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching and service. Read more >>

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GES at the AGU Fall Meeting in DC

   December 6, 2018

Several GES students and faculty attending this year's AGU Fall Meeting in DC. See below for links to their research: Nicholas Golden (Earth Sciences MS) and Jacob Scheff, "Do CMIP5 climate models agree on warming of the atmosphere with latitude and height?" Xiaoyu Bai (INES PhD) and Jacob Scheff, "Energy Budget Analysis of TRACMIP Model Simulations"

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Doctoral student receives the first prize in the Graduate Student-led Paper Competition

   November 19, 2018

Doctoral student Paul H. Jung received the first prize in the Graduate Student-led Paper Competition at the 2018 Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) in San Antonio, TX. The award was for a paper co-authored with Drs Jean-Claude Thill and Michele Issel on "Heteroscedasticity Consistent Empirical Bayes Estimator: Areal Prevalence Rate and...

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Jean-Claude Thill receives special Service Award from the Regional Science Association International

   November 19, 2018

Jean-Claude Thill received a special Service Award from the Regional Science Association International for services rendered to the association in 2017 and 2018. A plaque was handed out at the 2018 North American Meetings of RSAI in San Antonio TX in November 2018. Dr. Thill has a long-term involvement with the RSAI in various leadership positions.

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INES Ph.D. student Matt Gropp selected as the winner of Thesis Award

   November 14, 2018

Current INES Ph.D. student Matt Gropp was recently selected as the winner of the 2019 Outstanding Master's Thesis Award. His M.S. thesis, titled "Assessing the Impact of the Nocturnal Transition on the Lifetime and Evolution of Supercell Thunderstorms in the Great Plains," was completed in 2017 under the direction of Dr. Casey Davenport. The thesis was chosen by the Graduate School as...

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IXth Race, Ethnicity and Place conference

   October 30, 2018

PhD in Geography students Jaeho Ko and Tonderai Mushipe joined Dr. Heather Smith and Dr. Paul McDaniel (UNCC PhD in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis graduate, 2013) at the IXth Race, Ethnicity and Place conference held in Austin, TX last week. In keeping with the conference theme of engaged scholarship and fostering civil and human rights, Tonderai presented findings from his study...

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Socio-Ecological Practice Research (SEPR) by Springer Nature

   October 16, 2018

A message from Dr. Xiang...

I am delighted to report, as the founding editor-in-chief, the launch of a new geography journal Socio-Ecological Practice Research (SEPR) by Springer Nature. 

I cordially invite you to click ...

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Meteorology senior wins American Meteorological Society scholarship

   October 8, 2018

In a national competition with other undergraduate students studying weather, Meteorology senior Danielle Miller won the Liv and Walt Lyons scholarship from the American Meteorological Society's national competition with other undergraduate students studying the connections between weather and society.  Please congratulate Danielle if you see her in the halls of McEniry or in the department's...

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First forecast from the UNC Charlotte Weather Broadcast Studio

   September 4, 2018

The UNC Charlotte Weather Broadcast Studio was created by Danielle Miller, a Levine Scholar and Senior Meteorology student, via funding from the Levine Scholars Program and support from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences. Located in McEniry room 231, the space allows students to gain valuable skills in forecasting, broadcasting, and communicating that are necessary in order to...

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Masters student thinking about the Atlantic hurricane season

   August 29, 2018

One of our new MS Earth Sciences students, Eric Webb, tweeted about Atlantic hurricane potential and The Weather Channel picked up his post saying "Research has shown that negative AMO Atlantic hurricane seasons can have a slightly later than normal peak, according to a tweet by ...

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Dr. Boyer has thoughts on Charlotte's congestion

   August 9, 2018

If you’ve used Uber or Lyft lately, you’re not alone. By the end of 2018, the total number of for-hire car rides, including conventional taxi trips and trips with services like Uber and Lyft, will approach 4.74 billion, surpassing total bus trips in the United States for the first time in history. Since 2012, the rides-for-hire sector has more than doubled in capacity, emerging as a major mode...

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