Atmospheric Research

Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

The weather and the atmosphere have a tremendous impact on business and industry, governments, and societies, and researchers in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science aim to better understand this dynamic set of systems. From modeling the intricacies of snowfall to understanding how tornadoes and hurricanes take shape to detailing the atmospheric chemistry of the rainforest, researchers cover the gamut of the interactions between the atmosphere and the land.

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Mike Mann
Fighting for science in the era of 'fake news'
06/04/2018

When Michael Mann began his career, he was far more comfortable being in the lab than in the public eye. Over the past 20 years, he's found his voice and used it to stand up for peer-reviewed science amid attacks from corporations, legislators and the media.


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New Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program fellows announced
05/14/2018

he Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Academic Leadership (ALP) Program has gained five additional Fellows from the Penn State ranks including Zuleima Karpyn and Yvette Richardson from Penn State.


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Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2018
05/10/2018

Congratulations to our tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State who recieved promotions in academic rank, effective July 1.


 Robert Johnson  Robert Johnson, a Penn State junior majoring in meteorology and atmospheric science
Robert Johnson named nation’s best student TV weathercaster
04/30/2018

Robert Johnson, a Penn State junior majoring in meteorology and atmospheric science, earned first place in the television weathercaster category at the annual Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts competition held April 8-9, in Las Vegas. The awards ceremony took place during this year's National Association of Broadcasters' NAB Show. For more than 60 years the BEA has worked with NAB in creating the next generation of media professionals.


Three graduate students honored with Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award
Three graduate students honored with Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award
04/27/2018

Three Penn State graduate students - John Banghoff, Min Liew, and Elena Vazquez - have been awarded the Distinguished Master's Thesis Award.