BOULDER--Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and other organizations are targeting thunderstorms in Alabama, Colorado, and Oklahoma this spring to discover what happens when clouds suck air up from Earth’s surface many miles into the atmosphere.
If you've seen the movie Finding Nemo, you probably recall the depiction of the "EAC," a fast-moving ocean current that the film's surfer-dude sea turtles ride with flair.
In recent years, the world's scientists have begun to show that climate change is altering the magnitude and frequency of severe weather, and polls say a majority of Americans now link droughts, floods and other extremes to global warming.
Those standing on the two main sides of the climate debate are easy for most Americans to recognize. There is the majority of researchers who actually study the climate and see abundant evidence that the earth is warming, driven largely by the human burning of fossil fuels. And there is a vocal minority of doubters, many of whom draw on critiques of the science promoted by industry-financed campaigns.
Airgus Air Daily, a leading periodical focused on climate change and cap-and-trade, interviews William Flederbach, executive vice president of ClimeCo America.
The McCoy Award is presented annually to one senior male and one senior female student-athlete who have combined successful athletic participation with academic excellence.
"Welcome to Salina ... the heart of Tornado Alley. We experience a lot of extreme weather here," said Koch, the director of Saline County Emergency Management.
Paul Knight is a senior lecturer in Penn State's Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania state climatologist and producer, co-host and on-camera meteorologist of "Weather World," a 15-minute weeknight weather magazine show broadcast on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and WPSU-TV. He also researches long-range prediction techniques and the use of artificial intelligence in forecasting significant weather events. He talks about the warmer weather this season.
Dr. Hoke will receive the Hosler Scholar Medal at the 2012 College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Wilson Awards Banquet to be held on the evening of April 29, 2012. He will visit with students and faculty in Meteorology in conjunction with his visit.
$700 HAZING AWARENESS Scholarship (increase from $500 for Fall 2011/Spring 2012)
The Department of Meteorology is saddened by the news that Ken Reeves was involved in a home accident that took his life on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Ken was a respected alumnus and great ambassador for Penn State Meteorology and he will be sorely missed.
This was the largest group of student attendees from Penn State and represented one percent of the overall attendees at the conference. Students are members of the Penn State Branch of the AMS (PSUBAMS), Campus Weather Service, and the meteorology honors society, Chi Epsilon Pi.
Baseball announcer Tim McCarver bemused viewers with his theory linking baseball and climate change
The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association inducted three alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday night. The 57th class featured Ray Booker, Malinda Fischer and Benjamin Harjo. The inductees join 156 Hall of Famers, including Boone Pickens, Garth Brooks, Barry Sanders and Eddie Sutton.
A group of 15 Penn State meteorology students recently captured first place in the Weather Challenge, a North American collegiate weather forecasting competition
WxChallenge, is looking for additional students to develop a strong base for next years group. Because the spring contest has yet to begin there is no penalty for signing up for Meteo 215 now, so please consider picking it up, especially those first-year students who may have dropped in the fall. The department will request a waiver of the $6.00 late add fee.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- An interdisciplinary team of scholars received an $11.9 million award from the National Science Foundation to support the establishment of a multi-institution research network on Sustainable Climate Risk Management strategies.
Class of 1988, Meteorology
Those interested in a weather forecast can check out a newspaper or newscast — or Ben Reppert’s YouTube page.