UW News


February 8, 2019

Washington’s state climatologist comments on Puget Sound snowstorms

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Nick Bond, Washington’s state climatologist, comments on the unusual weather in Western Washington.


January 23, 2019

First-of-its-kind center hosts tools to analyze the effects of natural disasters

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A center housed at the University of Washington offers a new way for scientists to get their hands on state-of-the-art equipment to study the effects of natural disasters. The RAPID Facility, which is the first of its kind in the world, contains over 300 instruments that are available for researchers around the world to use.


October 2, 2018

Washington’s state climatologist predicts this will be an El Niño year

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Washington state climatologist Nick Bond explains what our upcoming El Niño winter means for the Pacific Northwest.


August 13, 2018

UW forest biologist on wildfires in the Pacific Northwest, California

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Forest biologist and University of Washington professor David Peterson explains which natural materials burn hotter and faster during a wildfire, what homeowners can do to protect their properties and how climate change is impacting the fire season.