2012 News

Probing Question: What is the jet stream?

— posted on May 15, 2012 09:21 PM

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.

Why don't TV meteorologists believe in climate change?

— posted on May 11, 2012 03:01 PM

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.

Politics Aside, Climate Science Faces Real Uncertainties

— posted on May 09, 2012 09:34 AM

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.

'Hold on to your hamburgers'

— posted on May 11, 2012 02:31 PM

"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.

To the Point: Meteorologist discusses mild winter, future 2012 weather

— posted on Mar 15, 2012 10:54 AM

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. James E. Hoke Recipient of 2012 Hosler Scholar Medal

— posted on Mar 09, 2012 01:45 PM

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.

Penn State Meteorology alumnus, Ken Reeves, passes away

— posted on Mar 27, 2012 12:24 PM

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.

Penn State Meteorology alumnus inducted into OSU Hall of Fame

— posted on Feb 24, 2012 01:34 PM

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.

Weather Challenge begins January 30th - Register for Meteo 215

— posted on Jan 25, 2012 11:18 AM

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.

NSF awards $11.9 million for Sustainable Climate Risk Management

— posted on Oct 12, 2012 08:41 AM

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.

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