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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.
Hazing Awareness Scholarship Renewed for Fall 2011/Spring 2012 School Year
$700 HAZING AWARENESS Scholarship (increase from $500 for Fall 2011/Spring 2012)
To the Point: Meteorologist discusses mild winter, future 2012 weather
Paul Knight is a senior lecturer in Penn State's Department of Meteorology, Pennsylvania state climatologist and producer, co-host and on-camera meteorologist of "Weather World," a 15-minute weeknight weather magazine show broadcast on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and WPSU-TV. He also researches long-range prediction techniques and the use of artificial intelligence in forecasting significant weather events. He talks about the warmer weather this season.
Meteorology Senior, Erin Thomas, Receives the 2012 McCoy Award
The McCoy Award is presented annually to one senior male and one senior female student-athlete who have combined successful athletic participation with academic excellence.
Dr. James E. Hoke Recipient of 2012 Hosler Scholar Medal
Dr. Hoke will receive the Hosler Scholar Medal at the 2012 College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) Wilson Awards Banquet to be held on the evening of April 29, 2012. He will visit with students and faculty in Meteorology in conjunction with his visit.
Decoding The Allure Of The Almanac
There's been something wacky with the weather this winter, and many forecasters never saw it coming. Among them was The Old Farmer's Almanac, the quirky, centuries-old mix of historical data, prognostications and folk wisdom. Millions of people consult the almanac, which uses a secret formula to come up with its annual, yearlong weather forecasts, even though meteorologists say it has a dubious track record.
What is the Difference Between Weather and Climate?
This presentation by Wayne Higgins of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center clarifies the relationships and differences between weather and climate, as well as the differences between natural climate variability and human-induced climate change.
Penn State Meteorology alumnus inducted into OSU Hall of Fame
The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association inducted three alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday night. The 57th class featured Ray Booker, Malinda Fischer and Benjamin Harjo. The inductees join 156 Hall of Famers, including Boone Pickens, Garth Brooks, Barry Sanders and Eddie Sutton.
Talking Up A Storm - Spotlight on Warren M. Washington
GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting) in honor of Black History Month is spotlighting a remarkable atmospheric scientist and climate researcher. His name is Dr. Warren M. Washington, and his contributions to the scientific community - both in and out of the lab - are worth honoring this February.
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