Upcoming Events

Jan 23, 2019 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Christopher Thorncroft

Meteo Colloquium

A review of the Structure and Variability of African Easterly Waves including their relationship with Atlantic Tropical Cyclones.

Jan 30, 2019 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Gilberto Fisch

Meteo Colloquium

Aerospace Meteorology at the Brazilian Space Center

Feb 01, 2019 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM
John Banghoff -- MS Thesis Defense

Thesis Defense Event

"Using Dual-Polarization Radar Information to Investigate Clear-Air Boundary Layer Atmospheric Phenomena"

Feb 12, 2019 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Yue Pan -- PhD Candidacy Exam

Candidacy Exam

"Evaluation of Modeled Atmospheric Boundary Layer Depth and Wind over Indianapolis, IN"

Mar 27, 2019 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Jonathan Martin

Tarbell Lecture in Meteorology

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News

Alumni Fellow Award winner Forbes reflects on his time at Penn State

— posted on Oct 29, 2018 10:23 AM

Greg Forbes, a severe weather expert for The Weather Channel, found a familiar place when he returned to Penn State’s University Park campus to accept one of 14 Alumni Fellow Awards, the highest honor given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

New weather model could increase tornado-warning times

— posted on Oct 02, 2018 09:46 AM

"It’s not just the data that’s important," Fuqing Zhang, professor of meteorology and director of ADAPT said. "It’s how we design very sophisticated numerical mathematical algorithms to ingest that satellite data into the model. This is really our expertise and our pride. Our team is the first to be able to effectively take in this high resolution satellite data and prove it can be useful in real-case scenarios."

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Spotlight

Hail Argentina Kumjian 2018

Penn State Meteorology and Atmospheric Science Prof. Matt Kumjian uses a 3D laser scanner to document a giant hailstone that fell in Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba, Argentina on 8 February 2018. The hailstone measured 4.48 inches in maximum dimension and weighed over 300 grams. These data and others collected during the NSF-funded RELAMPAGO field project will lead to improved algorithms for radar detection of giant hail, and a better understanding of how such large hailstones form in thunderstorms. The scanner equipment is on loan from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.

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Prof. Matt Kumjian and graduate researchers participating in NSF funded, multi-institutional field campaign to study extreme thunderstorms in Argentina.