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.
Just about a year into her Penn State experience, second-year geosciences student Grace Druschel felt she already was making strides toward her research goals. Better yet, she was working on something she believes has extreme societal importance.
Luke Winand’s motivation to fight pediatric cancer stems from fourth grade when his classmate lost his battle with leukemia. Participating in Penn State THON was no question when he arrived at Penn State.
Steven Greybush, associate professor of meteorology at Penn State, will explore features of Martian weather from the perspective of spacecraft data, computer simulations and traveling weather systems that give rise to dust storms in his talk "Exploring Martian Atmosphere Weather with Spacecraft and Simulations” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13.