2014 News

AAG Names Warren Washington its 2014 Honorary Geographer

— posted on Jan 07, 2014 01:26 PM

The Association of American Geographers has chosen Warren M. Washington to receive the 2014 AAG Honorary Geographer Award for his contributions as a pioneer in the development of coupled climate models and recognizes him as a leading scientist in the area of climate variability and change.

Battle stations for an ice-free Arctic

— posted on Aug 11, 2014 09:20 AM

The summer seas around the North Pole could be ice-free in 15 years. Rear Admiral David Titley was given the task of working out what that meant for the US Navy. He talks with Elizabeth Finkel.

Climate change talk scarce at science institutions

— posted on Dec 17, 2014 09:09 AM

Visitors to Pittsburgh science-education facilities can experience an earthquake, look down the gullet of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and wander through a distant rain forest. But learning about climate change - which scientists warn poses a serious global threat - may take a bit more imagination.

Airlines Take the Bump Out of Turbulence

— posted on Sep 10, 2014 01:12 PM

Just a few years ago, airlines got their weather reports by telex. Pilots pored over reams of paper and compared the forecasts with their flight plans. Once airborne, they depended on radio communications and rudimentary radar to avoid bad weather.

College of EMS Upward Bound Math and Science team takes top honors

— posted on Aug 12, 2014 10:32 AM

Two students, Mark Santana-Crespo from Harrisburg High School and Malika Williams-Brooks from Harrisburg SciTech High School, mentored by a team of meteorology researchers in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), took overall first place at the Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Summer Residential Program’s Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, July 22, at The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus