Baker Perry (left) showing an Alpaca farmer how to take precipitation measurements from his farm in Peru. (Credit: Dr. Anton Seimon)
Many faculty members from Appalachian State University are involved in atmospheric research, from gauging sea level rise to understanding snowfall patterns. Because of this reach, the university has been asked to join the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), according to a release.
In all, 29 faculty from three different colleges at the university are studying areas in atmospheric science. With the invitation from UCAR, they will join researchers from 104 other institutions also at the forefront of understanding our world’s atmosphere.
Some of the prominent research projects that they will continue working on include documenting the effects of climate change in Peru’s Andes Mountains, as well as in the Great Lakes Region of East Africa. These efforts are being supported through approaches like taking tree-growth measurements; recording air quality parameters; and uncovering relationships between water quality and land cover changes.
Top image: Baker Perry (left) showing an Alpaca farmer how to take precipitation measurements from his farm in Peru. (Credit: Dr. Anton Seimon)