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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.

Helping the National Weather Service improve its performance

— posted on Dec 20, 2013 11:03 AM

With an increase in the number of deadly and costly severe weather events, the National Weather Service has been seeking to step up its game by providing better information in a timelier manner to communities, states, emergency responders and the public.

The Real Truth About Tornadoes (Op-Ed)

— posted on Dec 04, 2013 10:52 AM

Twisters returned to the national spotlight after a Nov. 17 outbreak viciously tore through 12 states, leaving eight people dead.

William Brune named Fellow of AAAS

— posted on Dec 06, 2013 10:19 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Seven Penn State faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Endowment established for weather analysis and forecasting

— posted on Nov 22, 2013 04:12 PM

A graduate of meteorology and his wife recently pledged $250,000 to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Meteorology to support faculty contributions to teaching, research and public service.

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.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships (STEM)

— posted on Sep 23, 2013 10:33 AM

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, now offered in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and New Jersey, seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds into teaching in high–need secondary schools.

Weather, climate changes multiply mental health concerns

— posted on Oct 02, 2013 11:19 AM

Global climate change has been a hot topic for debate for decades; however, new studies bring another perspective to the table concluding that global climate change has increased severe weather incidents and as a result have had a negative effect on mental health.

Heinemann honored by national engineering society

— posted on Jun 16, 2015 08:43 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Paul Heinemann, professor of agricultural and biological engineering at Penn State, has been named a fellow by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

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