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Odds are overwhelming that record heat due to climate change

— posted on Feb 15, 2016 09:59 AM

Record-setting temperatures over the past century and a half are extremely unlikely to have occurred without human-caused climate change, but the odds of that happening are not quite as low as previously reported, according to an international team of meteorologists

Storms, ozone may play pivotal role in rainforest cloud creation

— posted on Feb 12, 2016 12:12 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Some storms transport ozone molecules to the canopy of the rainforest, influencing chemical processes that ultimately affect cloud formation, according to an international research team led by Penn State.

When Nature Strikes: Hurricanes

— posted on Oct 05, 2015 01:22 PM

NBC Learn, in partnership with the NSF and The Weather Channel, explores the science of natural disasters

NEPA climate to mirror Philly in 50 years

— posted on Sep 14, 2015 03:53 PM

By mid-century, the climate of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre will be more like Philadelphia’s if the world stays on its current course of greenhouse gas emissions, scientists estimate.

Fall 2016 Hertz Graduate Fellowships

— posted on Sep 09, 2015 11:00 PM

The Hertz Foundation invites applications for Fall 2016 Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical, Biological, or Engineering Sciences. Application deadline: October 30, 2015.

Students Explore the Skies at ARM Summer Training

— posted on Aug 27, 2015 01:30 PM

Three PSU graduate students (Yaosheng Chen, Zhiyuan Jiang, and Robert Schrom) were participants, and Matt Kumjian, Assistant Professor of Meteorology was an instructor.

Airborne lab seeks fracking leaks

— posted on Jul 07, 2015 03:03 PM

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. - The inside of the Twin Otter airplane was turned into a flying laboratory, crammed with racks of computer equipment and an array of suitcase-sized plastic containers

SMART Scholarship-for-service Program

— posted on Sep 09, 2015 10:57 PM

The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics. 2015 Application Deadline: December 31, 2015.

Shirer honored with Hendrick Award for service to adult learners

— posted on Apr 17, 2015 11:50 AM

Hampton N. Shirer, associate dean for education in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), has been honored with the 2015 Shirley Hendrick Award, presented by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners for service to adult learners.