Joining the ranks of the “Weather Capital of the World’s” elite, for their dedication to the advancement of knowledge in weather science, climatology and meteorology, are AccuWeather’s Elliot Abrams and The Weather Channel’s Dr. Greg Forbes.
Anne Thompson, professor of meteorology at Penn State, is a recent recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to work in South Africa. Her work builds international networks to study the vertical structure of ozone and air quality that helps NASA to evaluate and validate measurements from polar orbiting satellites.
"One of the largest uncertainties in projecting the impacts of climate change involve predicting the amount and rate of future sea level rise," said Michael E. Mann, professor of meteorology, Penn State. "The societal ramifications are as great as any climate change impact, but...."
Congratulations to Dr. Xuyang Ge!
Richard Somerville's 50-year career since graduating from Penn State to be recognized
Dr. Aijun Deng and his graduate student Raphael Rogers provided forecast models to help propel Penn State professor Jack Langelaan's electric plane to first place in the Green Flight Challenge.
Explains Jon Nese, a senior lecturer in meteorology at Penn State, "The modern idea of Daylight Saving Time, or DST, was first proposed in the 1890s in two papers published by a New Zealand entomologist, G.V. Hudson, who apparently appreciated the value of after-hours daylight for his insect-collecting habits."
Our own, Maria Cazorla (Ph.D. 2010), was the recipient of this award in 2010! Deadline is April 15, 2011. The award carries a $1500 prize.
The weeklong Summer Weather Camp provides students the opportunity to learn hands-on meteorology research and forecasting through the guidance of faculty and staff from Penn State's Department of Meteorology.
Dr. Jon Nese weighs in with his expert opinion on this security issue.