AOSS 2019 Photo Contest showcases art and science

May 3, 2019 | Eric Verbeten |

With a universal passion for weather, the atmosphere, and the natural world, photographers from around the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences community seek to capture nature in its most complex and simplest states. For the ninth year in a row, the AOSS Photo Contest entries again capture these moments in nature, some powerful, others serene, and always inspired.

This year’s winning entry, Burning refraction medium at large, was submitted by Andrew Dzambo, of the UW-Madison Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department. Dzambo captured the photo in eastern Utah off Interstate 70 after being detoured by several wildfires burning across the state. At a rest stop down the road, Dzambo said he noticed a thin layer of ash covering his car as a result of all the biomass burning in the area.

Presented in this year’s slideshow are the top three photos, along with honorable mentions and all of the stunning images submitted for 2019. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the participants who submitted their work.

The Space Science and Engineering Center is proud to host the annual photo contest and support the passions of weather enthusiasts near and far.

Slideshow | 23 slides 2019 AOSS Photo Contest