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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.

Storms, ozone may play pivotal role in rainforest cloud creation

— posted on Apr 04, 2016 01:47 PM

"The Amazon rainforest plays an important role in the southern hemisphere by transpiring moisture that is transported by clouds to many places that need precipitation," said Jose D. Fuentes, professor of meteorology, Penn State.

Odds are overwhelming that record heat due to climate change

— posted on Feb 15, 2016 09:59 AM

Record-setting temperatures over the past century and a half are extremely unlikely to have occurred without human-caused climate change, but the odds of that happening are not quite as low as previously reported, according to an international team of meteorologists

Storms, ozone may play pivotal role in rainforest cloud creation

— posted on Feb 12, 2016 12:12 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Some storms transport ozone molecules to the canopy of the rainforest, influencing chemical processes that ultimately affect cloud formation, according to an international research team led by Penn State.

When Nature Strikes: Hurricanes

— posted on Oct 05, 2015 01:22 PM

NBC Learn, in partnership with the NSF and The Weather Channel, explores the science of natural disasters

NEPA climate to mirror Philly in 50 years

— posted on Sep 14, 2015 03:53 PM

By mid-century, the climate of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre will be more like Philadelphia’s if the world stays on its current course of greenhouse gas emissions, scientists estimate.