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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Mayor's action plan, WPSU documentary highlight climate change in Pittsburgh
07/13/2017

The Penn State Center Pittsburgh will host a screening of the WPSU documentary "Managing Risk in a Changing Climate" and a panel discussion featuring climate experts and Pittsburgh stakeholders from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 13 at the Energy Innovation Center, located at 1435 Bedford Avenue, in Pittsburgh.


Jon Nese, senior lecturer and associate head for undergraduate programs in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science interviewing Charles Hosler, professor emeritus of meteorology and dean emeritus of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, about the June 1957 weather forecast.
Celebrating 60 years of Penn State TV weather broadcasts
06/26/2017

The year is 1957. The average cost of a gallon of gas is 24 cents. American Bandstand began airing on ABC in August. Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, was launched by the Soviet Union in October. June 1957 is also when Penn State produced its first TV weather broadcast, and this month marks the 60th anniversary of televised weather broadcasts by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.


 Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State
Mann receives Schneider award for outstanding climate science communication
06/19/2017

Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State, will receive the seventh annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communications from Climate One at the Commonwealth Club.


Solar power
Researchers to discuss future of solar energy
06/15/2017

Two Penn State researchers will present "Unwrapping the Power of Solar Energy" at 7 p.m. on June 20 at Liberty Craft House, 346 E. College Ave., in State College.


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Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2017
05/22/2017

The following is a list of Penn State fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1.