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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University leadership's plea to Penn Staters: write to legislators
University leadership's plea to Penn Staters: write to legislators
10/12/2017

University leaders are renewing their plea to Penn Staters and others, asking them to urge Pennsylvania legislators to release the University's state funds. Without critical state funding, Penn State would be forced to make "dramatic cuts and raise tuition, perhaps even for the upcoming spring semester."


Homeland Center
Penn State launches interdisciplinary Center for Security Research and Education
10/09/2017

Penn State has announced the creation of a new center designed to bring together the University's many strengths in all aspects of national, homeland and global security. The new Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE) incorporates 10 Penn State colleges, schools and research units to focus a broad range of academic endeavor on society's most critical threats.


NSF GRFP
Penn State hosts 15 new NSF graduate researchers
10/03/2017

 The Graduate School at Penn State is pleased to host 15 new National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award recipients for the 2017-18 academic year.


Jim Steenburgh
Science communication focus of 2017 Lattman Lecture given by meteorology alumnus
10/03/2017

Jim Steenburgh, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah and Penn State alumnus, will give the 2017 Lattman Visiting Scholar of Science and Society Lecture. His talk, titled "Communicating Science in the 21st Century: Personal and Political Challenges and Opportunities," will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum on the ground floor of Deike Building. The event is free and open to the public.


Michael Mann
Mann to receive James H. Shea Award for climate science writing
09/28/2017

Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State, will receive the James H. Shea Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.