Upcoming Events

Sep 28, 2022 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Antonia Hadjimichael

Climate Dynamics Seminar

“Advancing the science of complex adaptive human-Earth systems through MultiSector Dynamics”

Sep 28, 2022 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Pengfei Zhang

Meteo Colloquium

"Increased Atmospheric River Frequency Slowed the Seasonal Recovery of Arctic Sea Ice in Recent Decades"

Oct 05, 2022 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Laifang Li

Climate Dynamics Seminar

"North Atlantic cold blob forced by wind"

Oct 05, 2022 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Mary Erickson

Meteo Colloquium

TBD

Oct 06, 2022 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM
James Limbacher--PhD Thesis Defense

Thesis Defense Event

FROM THE MULTI-ANGLE IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER (MISR) TO MAGARA (A MULTI-ANGLE GEOSTATIONARY AEROSOL RETRIEVAL ALGORITHM): IMPROVEMENTS IN MULTI-ANGLE, MULTI-SPECTRAL AEROSOL REMOTE-SENSING OVER THE PAST DECADE AND INTO THE NEXT

Oct 19, 2022 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Jake Carstens

Climate Dynamics Seminar

"Using radiative-convective equilibrium to model organized deep convection"

Oct 26, 2022 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Erica Smithwick

Climate Dynamics Seminar

"Ecosystem disturbance and equilibrium" (Joint with GEOG 510: Frontiers in Landscape Ecology)

Nov 02, 2022 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Richard Alley

Climate Dynamics Seminar

"Ice Sheets and Sea Level"

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News

Penn State scientists join Pacific field campaign to study extreme rainfall

— posted on Sep 01, 2022 04:51 PM

The researchers are participating in the Prediction of Rainfall Extremes Campaign in the Pacific (PRECIP), a $6 million field campaign in Taiwan and Japan funded by the National Science Foundation to improve our understanding of the processes that produce extreme precipitation.

Carbon flow through inland and coastal waterways, implications for climate

— posted on Apr 07, 2022 11:11 AM

A recent study by an international team of scientists including Raymond Najjar, professor of oceanography at Penn State, found that the flows of carbon through the complex network of water bodies that connect land and ocean has often been overlooked and that ignoring these flows overestimates the carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems and underestimates sedimentary and oceanic carbon storage.

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Spotlight

Research Spotlight

 Microwave brightness temperature

Photo: Microwave brightness temperature on top of visible reflectance for Hurricane Harvey before its landfall in Texas. Credit: Penn State . All Rights Reserved.

Yunji Zhang, Eugene Clothiaux, Steven Greybush, Xingchao Chen and others lead research initiated by the late Fuqing Zhang for more accurate storm rainfall and intensity forecasts.

Microwave data assimilation improves forecasts of hurricane intensity, rainfall

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In 2017, Hurricane Harvey stalled after making landfall over coastal Texas, pouring down record rainfall, flooding communities and becoming one of the wettest and most destructive storms in United States history. A new technique using readily available data reduces forecast errors and could improve track, intensity and rainfall forecasts for future storms like Hurricane Harvey, according to Penn State scientists.

“Our study indicates that avenues exist for producing more accurate forecasts for tropical cyclones using available yet underutilized data,” said Yunji Zhang, assistant research professor in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State. “This could lead to better warnings and preparedness for tropical cyclone-associated hazards in the future.”

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