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Airlines Take the Bump Out of Turbulence
Just a few years ago, airlines got their weather reports by telex. Pilots pored over reams of paper and compared the forecasts with their flight plans. Once airborne, they depended on radio communications and rudimentary radar to avoid bad weather.
PSU Graduate Student, Justin Schulte awarded Fellowship
Justin Schulte, is being awarded a Mark B. Bain Graduate Fellowship
Meteorologists needed in future to sort through ever-mounting data
Joel Myers — founder of AccuWeather — gave the lead presentation at the summer American Meteorological Society (AMS) meeting at Penn State University this past week. It was a sobering experience.
College of EMS Upward Bound Math and Science team takes top honors
Two students, Mark Santana-Crespo from Harrisburg High School and Malika Williams-Brooks from Harrisburg SciTech High School, mentored by a team of meteorology researchers in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), took overall first place at the Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Summer Residential Program’s Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, July 22, at The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus
Fine-scale climate model projections predict malaria at local levels
"This is one of the first studies to attempt to explore how climate change might impact conditions at the local level," said Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, Penn State.
Energy and climate change are large factors in U.S. defense, experts tell Senate panel
"I'm often asked if I believe in climate change, and I tell people, 'No. I don't believe in climate change. I'm convinced by the evidence that climate change is happening.' What I believe in is American ingenuity," Titley said. "We really can fix this problem."
NASA funds study of changing climate, land use on Chesapeake and Delaware Bays
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Responding to the impact that a growing population and changing land use have had on the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays over the past 60 years is the focus of a research project led by Penn State and supported by a $1.4 million grant from NASA.
Climate change threatens national security
This issue is about science, not politics, and the military is taking it very seriously, reports retired Rear Adm. David W. Titley
Sophomore's field research looks at environmental change
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evans named acting director of Institutes of Energy and the Environment
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Jenni L. Evans, professor of meteorology, has been named acting director of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE) by Neil Sharkey, interim vice president for research. The appointment is effective July 1.
Penn State's Storm Chase Team applies classroom lessons in the field
Mann, Alley receive first ever Friend of the Planet award
The new award was created to honor a select few whose efforts to support NCSE and advance its goal of defending the teaching of climate science have been truly exceptional.
The story behind Erica Grow ('02 BS Meteo), one of 23 STEM superstars
Are you naturally curious about how the world works? Interested in helping people or creating things no one has ever dreamed of? If you answered yes, you might be interested in a career in the field of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
Climate science leaders honored by National Center fo Science Education
Says environmental writer Bill McKibben: "Very few people have sounded more important alarms about our climate future and...have paid a higher price for doing so. Michael Mann is a hero."
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