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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Punxsutawney Phil
Punxsutawney Phil visits Penn State
01/17/2017

The world-famous weather predictor Punxsutawney Phil made a special appearance at Penn State's Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science on the afternoon of Jan. 17.


Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
Free public science minicourse starts on Jan. 21
01/09/2017

"The Quest for One Healthy Planet" is the 2017 theme of the annual Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science -- a free public minicourse that does not require registration or exams. The lectures take place on six consecutive Saturday mornings beginning at 11 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the University Park campus.


Sukyoung Lee
Sukyoung Lee named Ryan Faculty Fellow in College of EMS
01/06/2017

Sukyoung Lee, professor of meteorology and atmospheric science at Penn State, has been named the John T. Ryan Jr. Faculty Fellow in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The fellowship is awarded to outstanding faculty to further their contributions in teaching, research and public service.


Brent Tyler Rice fall 2016 student marshal
Rice named fall student marshal for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
12/15/2016

Brent Tyler Rice has been named the student marshal for the the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' fall 2016 commencement ceremony. Rice selected Jon Michael Nese, senior lecturer and associate head for undergraduate programs in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science to escort him as the college's faculty marshal.


Undergraduate poster exhibition
Research on nuclear waste storage in glass takes top prize at poster exhibition
12/15/2016

Collin Smyth shined with a $500 first place finish for his poster titled "Single-Pass Flow-Through Corrosion of Calcium Aluminosilicate Glass Powder" at the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' (EMS) fifth annual Undergraduate Poster Exhibition held on Nov. 30, but the path to success was months in the making.