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What is the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

— posted on Feb 24, 2012 01:34 PM

This presentation by Wayne Higgins of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center clarifies the relationships and differences between weather and climate, as well as the differences between natural climate variability and human-induced climate change.

Penn State Meteorology alumnus inducted into OSU Hall of Fame

— posted on Feb 24, 2012 01:34 PM

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association inducted three alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday night. The 57th class featured Ray Booker, Malinda Fischer and Benjamin Harjo. The inductees join 156 Hall of Famers, including Boone Pickens, Garth Brooks, Barry Sanders and Eddie Sutton.

Talking Up A Storm - Spotlight on Warren M. Washington

— posted on Mar 01, 2012 03:54 PM

GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting) in honor of Black History Month is spotlighting a remarkable atmospheric scientist and climate researcher. His name is Dr. Warren M. Washington, and his contributions to the scientific community - both in and out of the lab - are worth honoring this February.

Environment Canada cuts threaten science, international agreements

— posted on Feb 15, 2012 09:51 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Recent cuts to the scientific workforce of Environment Canada, a government agency responsible for meteorological services and environmental research, threaten scientific research related to the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere and pollution in the lower atmosphere, according to environmental scientists in the U.S. These reductions in personnel and projected budget cuts also threaten existing international agreements.

Upgrading the Hurricane Forecast

— posted on Feb 15, 2012 09:58 AM

“The National Hurricane Center has been doing an excellent job over the past few decades of persistently increasing the hurricane forecast track accuracy,” said Fuqing Zhang, professor of meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University. “But there have been virtually no improvements in the intensity forecast.”

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