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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Rob Lydick gives an on-air weather forecast.
'Weather World' broadcast now available for livestreaming
08/16/2019

"Weather World," the Penn State Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science's weekday 15-minute weather broadcast, is now available for livestreaming.


Using a technique developed at Penn State, researchers were better able to predict models for forecasting Hurricane Harvey.
Data assimilation method offers improved hurricane forecasting
08/15/2019

A new approach developed at Penn State's Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques can more accuraetely forecast the intensity and trajectory of Hurricane Harvey, according to researchers at Penn State and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.


Matthew Hoenig, Michael Susko and Patrick Wright won the first-ever Max University Challenge contest.
Meteorology students win inaugural Max University Challenge
08/13/2019

Matthew Hoenig, Michael Susko and Patrick Wright, rising seniors in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, won the first-ever Max University Challenge contest.


EnvironMentors at Penn State
Faculty mentors sought for the Penn State EnvironMentors program
07/31/2019

EnvironMentors at Penn State, a local chapter of a national program focused on engaging and preparing underrepresented high school students for careers in STEM fields, is looking for faculty mentors as it expands into its second year.


Fuqing Zhang
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences mourns death of Fuqing Zhang
07/23/2019

Fuqing Zhang, distinguished professor of meteorology in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, died Friday, July 19, not long after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 49.