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Nighttime Swirls

— posted on Aug 26, 2019 03:32 PM

Our atmosphere behaves like a fluid, changing its flow and direction when it runs into an obstacle.

Penn State part of $4 million National Science Foundation big data grant

— posted on Jul 02, 2019 11:21 AM

"The scientific community needs access to technological resources that can scale up to meet the ever-increasing complex challenges that researchers take on every day," said Jenni Evans, director of ICS and professor of meteorology and atmospheric science.

North Atlantic warming hole impacts jet stream

— posted on Apr 16, 2019 09:06 AM

The North Atlantic warming hole (NAWH). "It's called a hole because there is a lack of warming," said Melissa Gervais, assistant professor of meteorology and atmospheric science, Penn State

A 2-week weather forecast may be as good as it gets

— posted on Feb 25, 2019 12:17 PM

Last month, as much of the United States shivered in arctic cold, weather models predicted a seemingly implausible surge of balmy, springlike warmth. A week later, that unlikely forecast came true.

Alumni Fellow Award winner Forbes reflects on his time at Penn State

— posted on Oct 29, 2018 10:23 AM

Greg Forbes, a severe weather expert for The Weather Channel, found a familiar place when he returned to Penn State’s University Park campus to accept one of 14 Alumni Fellow Awards, the highest honor given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

New weather model could increase tornado-warning times

— posted on Oct 02, 2018 09:46 AM

"It’s not just the data that’s important," Fuqing Zhang, professor of meteorology and director of ADAPT said. "It’s how we design very sophisticated numerical mathematical algorithms to ingest that satellite data into the model. This is really our expertise and our pride. Our team is the first to be able to effectively take in this high resolution satellite data and prove it can be useful in real-case scenarios."