Upcoming Events

Jun 23, 2017 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bicheng Chen - PhD Thesis Defense

Thesis Defense Event

"The characteristics and modeling of oil dispersion in the ocean mixed layer from underwater blowout spill accidents"

Jun 29, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lee Dunnavan -- PhD Candidacy Exam

Candidacy Exam

"An Approach for Testing and Comparing Predicted Ice Particle Shapes with In Situ Aspect Ratio Projections"

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News

Understanding tornadoes: 5 questions answered

— posted on May 22, 2017 10:56 AM

Penn State meteorology professors Paul Markowski and Yvette Richardson explain why tornadoes form, how to stay safe if you’re near one and whether climate change is affecting tornado patterns.

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Spotlight

Do you ever wonder how much rain or snow falls during a storm?

Hands-on project teaches students the challenges of measuring precipitation

Mike Kwasnik, Kyong Won Yoo Amy Huff
Image: Penn State