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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News

Ben Shaby
Faculty wins NSF CAREER Award to model structure of extreme weather events
07/16/2018

One Penn State professor is seeking to create spatial statistical models for extreme events such as large forest fires, floods and heavy rainstorms to help make better decisions on infrastructure, preparation and mitigation.


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Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2018
06/25/2018

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


Mike Mann
Fighting for science in the era of 'fake news'
06/04/2018

When Michael Mann began his career, he was far more comfortable being in the lab than in the public eye. Over the past 20 years, he's found his voice and used it to stand up for peer-reviewed science amid attacks from corporations, legislators and the media.


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New Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program fellows announced
05/14/2018

he Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Academic Leadership (ALP) Program has gained five additional Fellows from the Penn State ranks including Zuleima Karpyn and Yvette Richardson from Penn State.


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Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2018
05/10/2018

Congratulations to our tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State who recieved promotions in academic rank, effective July 1.