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            Students standing in front of tethered balloon used in Beltsville, MD experiment.

Penn State and several other institutions collaborate to study air quality in the Maryland/Washington, DC area.  (Left to right) Jake Zenker (Penn State), Kevin Sanchez (Penn State), John Moore (Jackson State University), Jose D Fuentes (Penn State), and Ricardo Sakai (Howard University).

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Graduate Student Events
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:30 AM Thesis Defense Robert Schrom -- MS Thesis Defense (Penn State, Department of Meteorology) "Radar Observations of Dendritic Growth Zones in Colorado Winter Storms"
Wed Apr 01, 2015 03:30 PM Meteorology Colloqium T. N. KRISHNAMURTI (Florida State University) Monsoonal link to the recent Rapid Arctic Ice Melt
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:00 AM Thesis Defense Steven Simon -- MS Thesis Defense (Penn State, Department of Meteorology) "Climate Model Simulations of Spatiotemporal Western North American Hydroclimate Variability during the Medieval Climate Anomaly and Little Ice Age"
Wed Apr 08, 2015 03:30 PM Meteorology Colloqium Alex Schenkman (University of Oklahoma) Using High-Resolution Simulations Initialized with Real Data to Understand Storm and Tornado Dynamics
Fri Apr 10, 2015 01:30 PM Thesis Defense Eric Wendoloski -- MS Thesis Defense (Penn State, Department of Meteorology) "A Sub-km-grid Ensemble for Representing Mesogamma Hazard-Prediction Uncertainty in the Stable Boundary Layer over Complex Terrain"
Wed Apr 15, 2015 03:30 PM Meteorology Colloqium Dan Cziczo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) "Why We Need Both Laboratory and Field Studies to Understand Cirrus Clouds"
Wed Apr 22, 2015 03:30 PM Hussey Lecture in Meteorology Anthony Del Genio (NASA/GISS) Check back for more information
Wed Apr 29, 2015 03:30 PM Meteorology Colloqium Sharan Majumdar (University of Miami) Predictability and Probabilistic Verification of Tropical Cyclogenesis
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Graduate Student News
Fall 2015 Hertz Graduate Fellowships The Hertz Foundation invites applications for Fall 2015 Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical, Biological, or Engineering Sciences Oct 27, 2014
Stampede supercomputer helps researchers design and test improved hurricane forecasting system Fuqing Zhang and a team of weather modelers at Penn State University have created an improved method of hurricane forecasting Jun 26, 2014
Scientists Predict Increased Rain, Floods for Northeast Residents of New England and the Mid-Atlantic states will experience increased rainfall and floods if data analysis by a Penn State meteorologist and long-term projections by a fisheries biologist, with a specialty in surface water pollution, are accurate. Jun 24, 2014
Conditions at Penn State Weather Camp: Mostly curious UNIVERSITY PARK — Bill Syrett counted down, and more than 40 pairs of eyes turned to the clouds. Jun 24, 2014
Six Things Michael Mann Wants You to Know About the Science of Global Warming There is nothing controversial about the work of climatologist Michael Mann, director of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center. Jun 13, 2014
Battle stations for an ice-free Arctic 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. Jun 04, 2014
Climate Change Is A Growing National Security Concern, Say Retired Military Leaders A report released Tuesday from an advisory group of retired U.S. military leadership echoes the findings of other recent reports on climate change: It is real, it is already happening and it poses major threats to the U.S. and the rest of the world. May 29, 2014
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 Karen Corl

Karen Corl

501A Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-9500