2017 News

Jenni Evans named director of Institute for CyberScience

— posted on Jan 25, 2017 09:07 AM

Jenni Evans, professor of meteorology at Penn State, has been appointed director of Penn State’s Institute for CyberScience (ICS). Evans had served as interim director of ICS since February 2016.

Broader updrafts in severe storms may increase chance of damaging hail

— posted on Feb 07, 2017 03:02 PM

New research that Matt Kumjian, assistant professor of meteorology and atmospheric science, and Eli Dennis, graduate student in meteorology, published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, suggests that changes in environmental vertical wind shear influence the growth of "significant" hail — bigger than two inches in diameter.

Understanding tornadoes: 5 questions answered

— posted on May 22, 2017 10:56 AM

Penn State meteorology professors Paul Markowski and Yvette Richardson explain why tornadoes form, how to stay safe if you’re near one and whether climate change is affecting tornado patterns.

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