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Oct 17, 2018 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Subrahmanyam Bulusu

Meteo Colloquium

Intraseasonal Oscillations in the Bay of Bengal and their impact on Indian Summer Monsoon variability.

Oct 24, 2018 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Adam Sobel

Meteo Colloquium

Understanding deep convection by parameterizing large-scale dynamics

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News

New weather model could increase tornado-warning times

— posted on Oct 02, 2018 09:46 AM

"It’s not just the data that’s important," Fuqing Zhang, professor of meteorology and director of ADAPT said. "It’s how we design very sophisticated numerical mathematical algorithms to ingest that satellite data into the model. This is really our expertise and our pride. Our team is the first to be able to effectively take in this high resolution satellite data and prove it can be useful in real-case scenarios."

14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

— posted on Sep 20, 2018 09:30 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.

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Spotlight

Dr. Greg Forbes honored with Alumni Fellow Award

Greg Forbes 2018 Alumni Fellow

Dr. Gregory Forbes, 1972 graduate of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association. 

Gregory S. Forbes ’72 EMS has been a severe weather expert on The Weather Channel since 1999, based in Atlanta, Ga. Forbes deals with dangerous thunderstorm weather hazards such as tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, floods, and lightning. He received his B.S. in meteorology at Penn State and further obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Chicago, where he studied tornadoes and severe thunderstorms under Prof. T. Theodore Fujita.

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Alumni Fellow Award