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Battle stations for an ice-free Arctic

— posted on Aug 11, 2014 09:20 AM

The summer seas around the North Pole could be ice-free in 15 years. Rear Admiral David Titley was given the task of working out what that meant for the US Navy. He talks with Elizabeth Finkel.

Evans named acting director of Institutes of Energy and the Environment

— posted on May 28, 2014 10:09 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Jenni L. Evans, professor of meteorology, has been named acting director of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE) by Neil Sharkey, interim vice president for research. The appointment is effective July 1.

The story behind Erica Grow ('02 BS Meteo), one of 23 STEM superstars

— posted on May 07, 2014 11:25 AM

Are you naturally curious about how the world works? Interested in helping people or creating things no one has ever dreamed of? If you answered yes, you might be interested in a career in the field of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

Slowdown of global warming fleeting

— posted on Jun 16, 2015 08:20 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The recent slowdown in the warming rate of the Northern Hemisphere may be a result of internal variability of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation -- a natural phenomenon related to sea surface temperatures, according to Penn State researchers.

UN Report Says Climate Change Will Threaten Food Production Worldwide

— posted on Apr 02, 2014 11:47 AM

Climate change scientist Michael Mann discusses the most significant findings in the second installment of the IPCC report, and how the media amplifies minority voices who hold contrarian positions in order discredit the report's conclusions - April 1, 14

Possible Flight 370 ‘debris field’ spotted

— posted on Apr 01, 2014 02:43 PM

A new lead could cause a breakthrough in the search for Flight 370, with satellites spotting a possible “debris field” in the ocean. NBC’s Tom Costello, retired Navy Rear Admiral David Titley discuss. Then, Aviation Attorney Michael Pangia talks about the first lawsuit filed against Malaysia Airlines.

THON dancers and chairs featured on ABC World News

— posted on Mar 07, 2014 04:01 PM

Penn State's Water Polo team will be featured on ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer. Allison Lederer (senior Meteorology) and THON fundraising chair will be interviewed

Real-time forecast of Hurricane Sandy had track and intensity accuracy

— posted on Feb 25, 2014 01:26 PM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A real-time hurricane analysis and prediction system that effectively incorporates airborne Doppler radar information may accurately track the path, intensity and wind force in a hurricane, according to Penn State meteorologists.

39th Annual Northeastern Storm Conference

— posted on Jan 20, 2014 09:39 AM

39th OFFICIAL CALL FOR PAPERS and VENDORS/RECRUITERS ANNUAL NORTHEASTERN STORM CONFERENCE 7-9 March, 2014 – Rutland, Vermont Sponsored by Lyndon State College-AMS & NWA

Students put AccuWeather long-range forecasts to the test

— posted on Jan 13, 2014 04:18 PM

Each fall semester, Meteorology students in my “Introduction to Weather Analysis” course at Penn State University conduct a semester-long forecast verification study as part of the class. Students work in groups, with each group assigned a different city.

AAG Names Warren Washington its 2014 Honorary Geographer

— posted on Jan 07, 2014 01:26 PM

The Association of American Geographers has chosen Warren M. Washington to receive the 2014 AAG Honorary Geographer Award for his contributions as a pioneer in the development of coupled climate models and recognizes him as a leading scientist in the area of climate variability and change.

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