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Sunny forecast: Meteorology scholar, Hailey Mitchell, predicts bright future

— posted on Jun 01, 2013 11:21 PM

And while her study abroad experiences have taken her around the globe, from Switzerland to South Africa, jet-setting isn't Hailey's favorite memory from her time at Penn State. "The memories that I have at 2 a.m. in the weather station, joking around with my colleagues – those have been the best times," Hailey said.

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."

A fiscal Code Blue for 'Code Red' pollution alerts

— posted on Sep 02, 2015 08:15 AM

Think the budget battles in Washington, D.C., are just a lot of hot air? Well, say so long to next-day air pollution forecasts, hanging out on the chopping block amid federal funding fights.

Climate scientist backs bill to curb emissions

— posted on Feb 08, 2013 08:24 AM

Michael E. Mann, a prominent climatologist at Penn State, has thrown his support behind an effort to get Pennsylvania to do more to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions.

Brunes commit $50K to Penn State Meteorology

— posted on Apr 22, 2013 10:40 AM

University Park, Pa. -- William Brune, distinguished professor of meteorology and his wife, Mary Jane, recently committed $50,000 to establish the Brune Fund for Weather and Climate Risk Forecasting and Communication

Chen and Mann named distinguished professor in EMS

— posted on Jan 31, 2013 09:59 AM

Faculty members Long-Qing Chen and Michael E. Mann have been conferred the status of distinguished professorship in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS).

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.

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.

Energy firms tune in to weather forecasts

— posted on Jun 20, 2014 09:42 AM

Professor George Young sheds some light on the relationship between modern weather forecasting and how suppliers and producers use it to predict client demand and supply levels.

Climate change had political, human impact on ancient Maya

— posted on Nov 12, 2012 09:19 AM

The role of climate change in the development and demise of classic Maya civilization, ranging from AD 300 to 1000, has been controversial for decades because of a lack of well-dated climate and archaeological evidence.

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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