2013 News

Climatologist Ronald Stouffer honored with Penn State Alumni Fellow Award

— posted on Feb 27, 2013 01:47 PM

Ronald J. Stouffer (’76, '77g, Earth and Mineral Sciences) senior research climatologist and head of the Climate and Ecosystems Group at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was honored with the lifelong title of Penn State Alumni Fellow.

Ozone masks plant's volatiles, plant eating insects confused

— posted on May 17, 2013 11:30 AM

"Insects detect odor with olfactory receptors located on their antennae," said Jose D. Fuentes, professor of meteorology, Penn State. "These receptors sense plant-emitted volatile organic compounds in very small amounts -- as low as six molecules hitting an antenna."

NASA is in town, Porterville site of NASA air quality study

— posted on Jan 21, 2013 09:43 AM

Dr. Anne Thompson, lead scientist and professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, center, Dr. Douglas Martins, field leader and post-doctoral researcher in the meteorology department at Penn State, left, and graduate student Hannah Halliday, inflate a weather balloon that will measure air quality Thursday. The collected data will allow for better observation of air quality from space.

Mann receives Conservation Achievement Award

— posted on Sep 23, 2013 03:37 PM

Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology and director of Penn State's Earth System Science Center, will receive the National Wildlife Federation's National Conservation Achievement Award for Science on Sept. 25.

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