2011 News

Meteorologist Hall of Fame welcomes two Penn State Meteorology alumni

— posted on Feb 06, 2011 06:22 PM

Joining the ranks of the “Weather Capital of the World’s” elite, for their dedication to the advancement of knowledge in weather science, climatology and meteorology, are AccuWeather’s Elliot Abrams and The Weather Channel’s Dr. Greg Forbes.

Air quality research in South Africa

— posted on Feb 16, 2011 07:22 PM

Anne Thompson, professor of meteorology at Penn State, is a recent recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to work in South Africa. Her work builds international networks to study the vertical structure of ozone and air quality that helps NASA to evaluate and validate measurements from polar orbiting satellites.

Salt marsh sediments help gauge climate-change-involved sea level rise

— posted on Jun 29, 2011 06:48 AM

"One of the largest uncertainties in projecting the impacts of climate change involve predicting the amount and rate of future sea level rise," said Michael E. Mann, professor of meteorology, Penn State. "The societal ramifications are as great as any climate change impact, but...."

Penn State Probing Question - Why do we have Daylight Saving Time?

— posted on Mar 25, 2011 10:48 PM

Explains Jon Nese, a senior lecturer in meteorology at Penn State, "The modern idea of Daylight Saving Time, or DST, was first proposed in the 1890s in two papers published by a New Zealand entomologist, G.V. Hudson, who apparently appreciated the value of after-hours daylight for his insect-collecting habits."

Summer Weather Camp at University Park

— posted on Jun 21, 2011 03:08 PM

The weeklong Summer Weather Camp provides students the opportunity to learn hands-on meteorology research and forecasting through the guidance of faculty and staff from Penn State's Department of Meteorology.