UNL faculty visited the nation’s capital to share weather-focused research with legislators, industry leaders and colleagues.
Clint Rowe and Adam Houston, faculty in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, participated in a May 13-14 summit coordinated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
Known as Weather Day on the Hill, the summit features panel discussions and exhibits intended to inform decision-makers and stakeholders about forecasting, the private sector’s role in meteorological enterprises, and legislative issues related to weather.
UNL was one of seven universities invited to attend the Washington, D.C.-based summit. Rowe and Houston outlined UNL research projects and educational activities at the event before meeting with a staffer from the office of Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer.
“Our primary purpose is simply to showcase the high-quality research in the atmospheric sciences that is conducted at UNL,” said Rowe, one of several faculty who met with President Barack Obama’s chief science adviser on May 6 to discuss climate change.
Formed in 1959, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is a consortium of 105 institutions that promote research activities in the atmospheric and related sciences. UNL joined the consortium in 1979.