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Report: When it rains, state's downpours are getting worse

— posted on Sep 28, 2012 03:02 PM

Raymond Najjar, a climate scientist in Penn State's Department of Meteorology, said, "Decades of climate research have led us to the inescapable conclusion that fossil-fuel emissions make the atmosphere warmer, moister, and more prone to producing intense precipitations."

Funding Opportunity for Students in STEM

— posted on Jul 09, 2012 10:31 AM

The Institute for Broadening Participation, a National Science Foundation and NASA grantee, is promoting resources for Students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Multiple proxy datasets can clarify ancient climate regimes

— posted on Jul 03, 2012 03:53 PM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Tree ring and oxygen isotope data from the U.S. Pacific Northwest do not provide the same information on past precipitation, but rather than causing a problem, the differing results are a good thing, according to a team of geologists.

The Inside Scoop On 5 Kinds Of Crazy Weather

— posted on Oct 15, 2012 02:59 PM

Most of us had never heard the term "derecho" until Friday, when we learned that's what meteorologists call the kind of massive storm that swept through the Midwest and blitzed the Eastern Seaboard, killing at least 20 people and leaving a 700-mile swath of destruction and downed power lines in its wake.

Home Run Weather 2012

— posted on Jul 07, 2012 04:47 PM

PSU Alumnus, Paul Dorian has developed a mobile app that determines if the local weather conditions are favorable for home runs

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