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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A beach house on the Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, TX, destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008.
Sustainable Climate Risk Management Summer School marks fifth year
05/19/2017

The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) is seeking applications for its fifth annual summer school, which runs from July 30 to Aug. 4 at Penn State.


Bill Mann and Bill Nye
Penn Staters' voices heard at science march in Washington, D.C.
05/18/2017

More than 130 members of the Penn State and State College communities traveled to Washington, D.C., last month to take part in the March for Science, a nonpartisan event organized to rally support for science.


Alumni from the Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences board of directors pose for a photo.
Alumni mentoring program underscores dedication to improving student experiences
05/15/2017

Alumni of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences volunteer their time to benefit students in the college in the numerous ways, the newest of which is an alumni-student mentoring program.


Sixteen students were inducted as laureates of the Earth and Mineral Sciences Academy for Global Experience
Sixteen EMS students recognized for scholarship, global experience and service
05/11/2017

Sixteen students were inducted as laureates of the Earth and Mineral Sciences Academy for Global Experience (EMSAGE), which honors a select number of students in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences for their scholarship, service and global experiences.


John A. Dutton
Five Penn Staters to receive Honorary Alumni Award
05/10/2017

Five longtime Penn State champions and benefactors -- including John A. Dutton, professor emeritus of meteorology and dean emeritus of the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences -- will be recognized by the Penn State Alumni Association and named honorary alumni.