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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.

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.

NASA Flights to Track Greenhouse Gases Across Eastern US

— posted on Jul 07, 2016 12:25 PM

Atmospheric Carbon and Transport–America, or ACT-America, is a multi-year airborne campaign that will measure concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane in relation to weather systems Ken Davis, is principal investigator from Pennsylvania State University,

New device could unlock information potential of sunlight

— posted on Jun 24, 2016 09:32 AM

People rely on sunlight for heat, light, and energy every day, but three Penn State researchers, Jeffrey Brownson and Vivek Srikrishnan (both Energy and Mineral Engineering) and George Young (Meteorology), believe we’re missing a valuable piece of information that sunlight itself could provide.

Chinese Yellow Dust Or Korean Factory Fumes? NASA Teams Cruise For Clues

— posted on May 27, 2016 09:06 AM

Teams of scientists sponsored by NASA and Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research are in the midst of a six-week project trying to get the answers as they scour the skies from the vantage of a vintage DC8 piloted by retired U.S. Air Force officers

Weathering market trends

— posted on Apr 08, 2016 08:20 AM

Meteorology students Brian Kennedy and Kerry Mindiak discuss predictions for the future price of soybeans as part of a semester-long project in a meteorology course.

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