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Tree rings may underestimate climate response to volcanic eruptions

— posted on Feb 07, 2012 10:47 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Some climate cooling caused by past volcanic eruptions may not be evident in tree-ring reconstructions of temperature change, because large enough temperature drops lead to greatly shortened or even absent growing seasons, according to climate researchers who compared tree-ring temperature reconstructions with model simulations of past temperature changes.

Weather Discovery Center welcomes new Hall of Fame inductee, Fred Gadomski

— posted on Jan 31, 2012 04:59 PM

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is preparing to welcome its ninth inductee into the National Meteorologist Hall of Fame, Fred Gadomski, the host and co-producer of “Weather World,” a 15-minute nightly weather magazine program produced by the Penn State Weather Communications Group.

Weather Challenge begins January 30th - Register for Meteo 215

— posted on Jan 25, 2012 11:18 AM

WxChallenge, is looking for additional students to develop a strong base for next years group. Because the spring contest has yet to begin there is no penalty for signing up for Meteo 215 now, so please consider picking it up, especially those first-year students who may have dropped in the fall. The department will request a waiver of the $6.00 late add fee.

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