The UVA Cavalier Daily News wrote a story (linked here) about a recent publication by Environmental Sciences Ph.D. candidate Spencer Tassone and Professor Michael Pace. The story covers Tassone and Pace's work on the increasing frequency of riverine heatwaves throughout the United States.
A new open-access paper focusing on evaluating predictions for the migration of meandering rivers has been published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. A model testing framework was developed to compare field observations and model predictions for channel migration of seven rivers from the Amazon Basin and 103 rivers in the continental US. Results of this study provide a pathway to further improve models for channel migration.
The University of Virginia has collaborated on new underwater research that has found something additionally disturbing about the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica – aka the “Doomsday Glacier,” so named because it holds the fate of our coastline in the balance as it acts as a gateway to the larger West Antarctic Ice Sheet.