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An Immersive Learning Opportunity

Unique collaboration between three Mizzou Colleges offers environmental sciences students an opportunity to study weather through virtual reality

An exciting collaboration between three University of Missouri experts is opening the door to a unique learning opportunity for environmental sciences students, specifically those interested in studying weather. Eric Aldrich, Fang Wang and Xinhao Xu have combined their expertise in meteorology, virtual and augmented reality, and mixed-reality-based learning environments to help students gain a deeper understanding of mid-latitude cyclones, which…

Representing Mizzou on a National Stage

Kesley Kobielusz, who plays clarinet, is in her fourth year as a member of Marching Mizzou

Founded in 1885, Marching Mizzou is the marching band for the University of Missouri. With 350 members, the band features students from nearly every major at Mizzou – including numerous students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. For the first time in the band’s history, Marching Mizzou will participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Support Marching…

Rodeo Season

SNR professor competed in Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo

This story was updated on 4/23/2019. Tony Lupo, professor of atmospheric science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and Joe Renken, a self-taught meteorologist for KOPN, teamed up for the National Integrated Drought Information System’s (NIDIS) Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo in 2017. The rodeo began in April of 2017 and continued until April of 2018. Every other week, each team submitted a…

‘A Diamond in the Rough’

MU Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences converts ambulance into weather vehicle

You never know what you’ll find for sale on the side of the road. Graduate student Chasity Henson found something hugely beneficial to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences. Henson, who grew up in Carthage, Mo., was heading home to visit her parents on a weekend last year when…

Who’ll Report the Rain?

Volunteer-driven CoCoRaHS includes daily precipitation reports

A valuable tool in monitoring precipitation is CoCoRaHS. The free online database includes daily reports of precipitation collected through a grassroots effort of volunteers that measure and submit to the website at The data is then mapped out to allow users quick and easy access to rainfall amounts in their area.

Social Mizzou Weather

Tweets and posts keep followers updated on forecasts

There’s a new alternative to keep you apprised of what’s happening outside.

Under the Radar

An atmospheric science grad describes his career

If you watch RFD-TV, one of the nation’s largest syndicated news programs, you get your agricultural weather forecast from Chief Meteorologist Chayot (C.T.) Thongklin, a MU-trained meteorologist.

Sea Change

Pacific Ocean temperatures influence tornado activity in U.S.

A SNR researcher has found that the temperature of the Pacific Ocean could help scientists predict the type and location of tornado activity in the United States.

Look Out Illinois!

Tornado Alley shifts eastward this storm season

Tornado Alley will probably see slightly fewer tornadoes this storm season, while areas to its east will see a more than average, says a climate expert at the University of Missouri.

Another Dry Summer?

El Nino may be coming, but the soil is still too dry for cooling

The culprit for the dry weather that has parched much of the Midwest may be fading, a University of Missouri atmospheric scientist said. But don’t expect much relief, yet.