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Joint Brazilian and U.S. project to study formation of rain in the Amazon forests

Jose Fuentes balloon deployed Feb '14 Brazil

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Triggering rainfall in the Brazilian Amazon jungles is the focus of a project to take place as part of the GoAmazon program ( The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and Brazilian agencies. Leading the investigation is Meteorology Assistant Professor Marcelo Chamecki. On the Brazilian side, Antonio Manzi and Celso von Randow are the co-investigators.  

Read the full story on Penn State News


Real-time forecast of Hurricane Sandy had track and intensity accuracy

Hurricane Sandy Oct 2012

By A'ndrea Elyse Messer  February 25, 2014  

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A real-time hurricane analysis and prediction system that effectively incorporates airborne Doppler radar information may accurately track the path, intensity and wind force in a hurricane, according to Penn State meteorologists. This system can also identify the sources of forecast uncertainty.

"For this particular study aircraft-based Doppler radar information was ingested into the system," said Fuqing Zhang, professor of meteorology, Penn State. "Our predictions were comparable to or better than those made by operational global models."

Zhang and Erin B. Munsell, graduate student in meteorology, used The Pennsylvania State University real-time convection-permitting hurricane analysis and forecasting system (WRF-EnKF) to analyze Hurricane Sandy.  Read the full story in  Penn State News logo