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.
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.
Five Penn State faculty members in areas ranging from the geosciences and atmospheric science to plant ecology and genome editing have been elected to the 2022 cohort of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.