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  • Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm
    Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm Named Chair of AOSC

    Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm was named chair of AOSC for a five-year term effective July 1, 2018. He is currently a professor in the department and interim director of UMD’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC). He will continue leading ESSIC through 2021. Miralles-Wilhelm also serves as executive director of the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS), which is administered by ESSIC.

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    20th-Century Climate Change over Africa: Seasonal Hydroclimate Trends and Sahara Desert Expansion

    Congratulations to AOSC Prof. Sumant Nigam and graduate student (and lead author) Natalie Thomas, co-authors of a new paper, “20th-Century Climate Change over Africa: Seasonal Hydroclimate Trends and Sahara Desert Expansion,” published online today in the Journal of Climate.