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Rolling lab tracks methane to its source

— posted on Jun 16, 2015 07:56 AM

Equipped with a gray box, a map and an SUV, Thomas Lauvaux and a team from Penn State's Department of Meteorology has been at it for hours

Feverish times for climate change analyses in Virginia

— posted on Feb 05, 2015 05:04 PM

Using information gleaned from geologic data from the past 20,000 years, scientists from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) will apply new methods to provide a better understanding of the past and current behavior of Antarctic ice sheets.

Climate change talk scarce at science institutions

— posted on Dec 17, 2014 09:09 AM

Visitors to Pittsburgh science-education facilities can experience an earthquake, look down the gullet of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and wander through a distant rain forest. But learning about climate change - which scientists warn poses a serious global threat - may take a bit more imagination.

What we know and don’t know about tornado formation

— posted on Sep 17, 2014 03:14 PM

Forecasters would love to predict violent weather with more accuracy and longer lead times. Researchers are helping them by unraveling the science behind the complex sequence of events that lead to tornadoes.

Airlines Take the Bump Out of Turbulence

— posted on Sep 10, 2014 01:12 PM

Just a few years ago, airlines got their weather reports by telex. Pilots pored over reams of paper and compared the forecasts with their flight plans. Once airborne, they depended on radio communications and rudimentary radar to avoid bad weather.

College of EMS Upward Bound Math and Science team takes top honors

— posted on Aug 12, 2014 10:32 AM

Two students, Mark Santana-Crespo from Harrisburg High School and Malika Williams-Brooks from Harrisburg SciTech High School, mentored by a team of meteorology researchers in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), took overall first place at the Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Summer Residential Program’s Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, July 22, at The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus

Scientists Predict Increased Rain, Floods for Northeast

— posted on Aug 11, 2014 09:19 AM

Residents of New England and the Mid-Atlantic states will experience increased rainfall and floods if data analysis by a Penn State meteorologist and long-term projections by a fisheries biologist, with a specialty in surface water pollution, are accurate.