Professor and Director
From the polar ice caps to the deserts of China, from the skies over Oklahoma to the Atlantic Ocean near Northeast Brazil, ESSIC scientists are busy examining the Earth's Systems through the various lenses of their particular specialties. Cutting across the traditional disciplinary boundaries of meteorology, oceanography, geology and geography, ESSIC seeks to better understand how the land, the oceans and the atmosphere react with, and influence, one another. These interrelationships profoundly affect the current and future health and welfare of our planet and all its inhabitants. Science progresses by posing informed questions and seeking the answers to them.
Professor & Executive Director
Murtugudde is a modeler and not a scientist. He models the Earth System from ocean circulation to ocean-atmosphere coupling, air-sea interactions, ocean ecosystems including fish, and bio-climate feedbacks. His teaching focuses on training Earth System doctors who can take the pulse of the planet and diagnose what ails the planet in terms of human-natural system interactions. He also works on agroforestry and other sustainable approaches to water and agriculture. He likes to advance Regional Earth System Predictions and Projections as a decision-making tool for sustainability.
Xu speaks at Research Symposium on Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics June 07, 2013 ESSIC Research Associate, Min Xu was a guest speaker at this year's Research Symposium on Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics. Held at Johns Hopkins University on May 21, the symposium
Busalacchi mentioned in Brazilian publication June 07, 2013 ESSIC Director and Council on the Environment Chair, Antonio Busalacchi, was quoted by Brazilian publication, "EBC," in its coverage of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) annual
ESSICUMD June 18, 2013 Montgomery County tornado track among longest on record in D.C. area http://t.co/alGjlPEwsR 14 hours ago from Tweet Button
ESSICUMD June 18, 2013 Students Design Sustainable Solutions for Md. Town | UMD Right Now :: University of Maryland: http://t.co/vdYax8kXTI 14 hours ago from Tweet Button
Students Foster Social Entrepreneurship in Nicaragua June 18, 2013 Eleven University of Maryland students have traveled to Nicaragua this summer as part of a new UMD study abroad program that combines entrepreneurship with service learning.
Students Design Sustainable Solutions for Md. Town June 17, 2013 This past semester, 42 students from UMD's undergraduate architecture program collaborated with community stakeholders to design sustainable solutions for North Beach, Md.
UMD Launches Online MBA Program June 17, 2013 The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland will offer an online MBA program beginning in January 2014.
Don't Trust the Applause June 19, 2013 Audience reaction may have little to do with the quality of the performance
Arctic Birds Have Wild Rhythms June 19, 2013 Breeding birds find several ways to cope with summer's constant daylight
ScienceShot: Spider Dies From Sex June 19, 2013 Males of a particular species go limp just as the deed is done