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Report: When it rains, state's downpours are getting worse
Raymond Najjar, a climate scientist in Penn State's Department of Meteorology, said, "Decades of climate research have led us to the inescapable conclusion that fossil-fuel emissions make the atmosphere warmer, moister, and more prone to producing intense precipitations."
Ray Najjar paper is Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Top Cited Author, 2008 to 2012
Dr. Ray Najjar is recognized for his paper "Potential climate-change impacts on the Chesapeake Bay"
Study: Weather might impact tone of Olympics coverage
Whether it rains or shines might actually have an impact on how journalists cover the Olympics, according to researchers at Penn State.
Margaret (Nancy) Panofsky, wife of Hans Panofsky, passes
Funding Opportunity for Students in STEM
The Institute for Broadening Participation, a National Science Foundation and NASA grantee, is promoting resources for Students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Multiple proxy datasets can clarify ancient climate regimes
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Tree ring and oxygen isotope data from the U.S. Pacific Northwest do not provide the same information on past precipitation, but rather than causing a problem, the differing results are a good thing, according to a team of geologists.
The Inside Scoop On 5 Kinds Of Crazy Weather
Most of us had never heard the term "derecho" until Friday, when we learned that's what meteorologists call the kind of massive storm that swept through the Midwest and blitzed the Eastern Seaboard, killing at least 20 people and leaving a 700-mile swath of destruction and downed power lines in its wake.
Home Run Weather 2012
PSU Alumnus, Paul Dorian has developed a mobile app that determines if the local weather conditions are favorable for home runs
2012 Meteorology graduate, Erin Thomas, recipient of Big Ten Medal of Honor
Penn State athletes net Big Ten honors.
ESSC Scientists make prediction for 2012 North Atlantic Hurricane Season
ESSC Scientist Michael E. Mann and alumnus Michael Kozar have released their prediction for the 2012 North Atlantic hurricane season, which officially starts on June 1st.
Unidata and Penn State Bring Weather Data to Students
The Unidata Local Data Manager (LDM) package provides a stable mechanism for the dissemination of meteorological data from various sources to the greater Unidata community over the Unidata Internet Data Distribution (IDD) network.
Why don't TV meteorologists believe in climate change?
In recent years, the world's scientists have begun to show that climate change is altering the magnitude and frequency of severe weather, and polls say a majority of Americans now link droughts, floods and other extremes to global warming.
'Hold on to your hamburgers'
"Welcome to Salina ... the heart of Tornado Alley. We experience a lot of extreme weather here," said Koch, the director of Saline County Emergency Management.
Politics Aside, Climate Science Faces Real Uncertainties
Those standing on the two main sides of the climate debate are easy for most Americans to recognize. There is the majority of researchers who actually study the climate and see abundant evidence that the earth is warming, driven largely by the human burning of fossil fuels. And there is a vocal minority of doubters, many of whom draw on critiques of the science promoted by industry-financed campaigns.
Probing Question: What is the jet stream?
If you've seen the movie Finding Nemo, you probably recall the depiction of the "EAC," a fast-moving ocean current that the film's surfer-dude sea turtles ride with flair.
Scientist Across U.S. Launch Study of Thunderstorm Impacts on Upper Atmosphere
BOULDER--Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and other organizations are targeting thunderstorms in Alabama, Colorado, and Oklahoma this spring to discover what happens when clouds suck air up from Earth’s surface many miles into the atmosphere.
Is Global Warming Causing More Home Runs in Baseball?
Baseball announcer Tim McCarver bemused viewers with his theory linking baseball and climate change
'91 Meteorology Graduate Bill Flederbach Receives Recognition
Airgus Air Daily, a leading periodical focused on climate change and cap-and-trade, interviews William Flederbach, executive vice president of ClimeCo America.
Penn State meteorology team wins national forecasting competition
A group of 15 Penn State meteorology students recently captured first place in the Weather Challenge, a North American collegiate weather forecasting competition
Penn State Meteorology alumnus, Ken Reeves, passes away
The Department of Meteorology is saddened by the news that Ken Reeves was involved in a home accident that took his life on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Ken was a respected alumnus and great ambassador for Penn State Meteorology and he will be sorely missed.
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