May 2020:  Our own Charbel Harb is part of a team lead by Dr. Linsey Marr to test the efficacy of sterilized masks and alternative mask materials in filtering particles. The aim is to help quantify how well these equipment filter SARS-COV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about this work here and check Linsey’s Twitter account for real time results.

January 2020:  The submission deadline for a special issue of Atmosphere (Guest edited by Dr. Foroutan) on “Emissions, Transport, and Fate of Pollutants in the Atmosphere” has been extended to May 15, 2020.

December 2019: Find out more about our new research project on measuring, modeling, and forecasting red tide aerosol dispersion along the central Florida gulf coast to facilitate socioeconomic adaptation here.

October 2019: See the press release about a new USDA funded project to track the long-distance transport of wind-dispersed pollen from genetically-engineered crops using flying drones and mathematical models. This project is in collaboration with Schmale Lab and Ross Dynamic Lab at Virginia Tech and Neal Stewart in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture.

September 2019: A PhD position is available in our Lab for a student interested in fine-scale modeling of atmospheric transport. More information here.

May 2019: Dr. Foroutan is the Guest Editor for a Special Issue of Atmosphere on “Emissions, Transport, and Fate of Pollutants in the Atmosphere”. The submission deadline is January 31, 2020.

December 2018: “Coordinated Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and Ground-Based Weather Measurements to Predict Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCSs)” was published in Sensors. In this collaborative work, we use measurements from a ground-based and two UASs along with WRF-LES simulations to detect attracting regions (Lagrangian Coherent Structures, LCSs) in the lower atmosphere.

October 2018: Our collaborative work with Ross Dynamic Lab on using Generalized Lagrangian Coherent Structures to study pollutant transport in the atmosphere is presented at the CMAS conference. See our poster here.

August 2018: Charbel Harb has joined AIRFlowS as a PhD student. Welcome, Charbel!

June 2018: Dr. Foroutan attended the 111th Annual Conference of the Air and Waste Management Association as an invited panelist.

July 2018: “Adding four-dimensional data assimilation by analysis nudging to the Model for Prediction Across Scales – Atmosphere (version 4.0)” was published in Geoscientific Model Development.

May 2018: “Numerical analysis of pollutant dispersion around elongated buildings: An embedded large eddy simulation approach” was published in Atmospheric Environment.

July 2018: “Adding four-dimensional data assimilation by analysis nudging to the Model for Prediction Across Scales – Atmosphere (version 4.0)” was published in Geoscientific Model Development.

November 2017: Our collaborative work with Schmale Lab and Ross Dynamic Lab titled “Data from flying sensors and modeling efforts to help identify and respond to hazards following hurricanes” is supported by ICTAS, Data and Decisions.