Upcoming Events

Sep 19, 2018 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Joshua Schwarz

Meteo Colloquium

Black Carbon Aerosol: Up High, Down Low, and In the Snow.

Sep 26, 2018 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
John Manobianco

Meteo Colloquium

GlobalSense: A New Environmental Observing System Inspired by Science Fiction

Sep 27, 2018 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Robert Schrom -- PhD Thesis Defense

Thesis Defense Event

"Radar measurements and simulations of ice crystal growth in Arctic mixed-phase clouds"

Sep 28, 2018 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Zhiyuan Jiang--PhD Thesis Defense

Thesis Defense Event

"Towards an improved understanding of ice process in clouds and precipitations"

Oct 03, 2018 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Matthew Parker

Meteo Colloquium

How well can we explain why some supercells make tornadoes and others do not?

Oct 09, 2018 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Dr Helen Greatrex

ADAPT Seminar

Geostatistical approaches to the quantification of satellite rainfall uncertainty

Oct 10, 2018 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Rei Chemke

Meteo Colloquium

The climate’s response to anthropogenic emissions: the role of ocean circulation

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Hail Storms in Central PA

— posted on Jun 12, 2018 12:48 PM

Not only do thunderstorms bring us strong winds. They also bring us damaging hail.

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Dr. Greg Forbes honored with Alumni Fellow Award

Greg Forbes 2018 Alumni Fellow

Dr. Gregory Forbes, 1972 graduate of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association. 

Gregory S. Forbes ’72 EMS has been a severe weather expert on The Weather Channel since 1999, based in Atlanta, Ga. Forbes deals with dangerous thunderstorm weather hazards such as tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, floods, and lightning. He received his B.S. in meteorology at Penn State and further obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Chicago, where he studied tornadoes and severe thunderstorms under Prof. T. Theodore Fujita.

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Alumni Fellow Award