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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 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.


Penn State Old Main
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.


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.