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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Inland waters like rivers and lakes are a net source of carbon
Penn State scientists among leaders in carbon cycle assessment
12/06/2018

Penn State researchers were among a team of international scientists whose work on a new climate assessment of North America provides a better understanding of the carbon cycle.


Fuqing Zhang
Penn State's Fuqing Zhang elected Fellow of American Geophysical Union
11/29/2018

Professor Fuqing Zhang in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has been elected as a 2018 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Fellows are selected based on their exemplary leadership abilities and research contributions in the Earth and space fields.


ALLWE survey
Assessment of the Living, Learning, and Working Environment (ALLWE) survey
11/14/2018

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences is conducting an Assessment of the Living, Learning, and Working Environment (ALLWE) in the college. Deadline to take survey is November 30, 2018.


Dust storms are a frequent threat to public health in parts of West Africa.
Air quality research could improve public health in West Africa
11/08/2018

Research that models nearly 60 years of air quality in West Africa could lend insights into better forecasting a hazard that affects more than 350 million people in the region, according to an international team of researchers.


Michael Mann, Penn State Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, discusses future weather extremes.
Penn State climate researcher looks at the causes behind weather extremes of summer 2018
11/05/2018

Michael Mann, Penn State Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, explains in that the future is still very much in our hands when it comes to dangerous and damaging summer weather extremes.