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Storms, ozone may play pivotal role in rainforest cloud creation

— posted on Apr 04, 2016 01:47 PM

"The Amazon rainforest plays an important role in the southern hemisphere by transpiring moisture that is transported by clouds to many places that need precipitation," said Jose D. Fuentes, professor of meteorology, Penn State.

Odds are overwhelming that record heat due to climate change

— posted on Feb 15, 2016 09:59 AM

Record-setting temperatures over the past century and a half are extremely unlikely to have occurred without human-caused climate change, but the odds of that happening are not quite as low as previously reported, according to an international team of meteorologists

Storms, ozone may play pivotal role in rainforest cloud creation

— posted on Feb 12, 2016 12:12 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Some storms transport ozone molecules to the canopy of the rainforest, influencing chemical processes that ultimately affect cloud formation, according to an international research team led by Penn State.

When Nature Strikes: Hurricanes

— posted on Oct 05, 2015 01:22 PM

NBC Learn, in partnership with the NSF and The Weather Channel, explores the science of natural disasters

NEPA climate to mirror Philly in 50 years

— posted on Sep 14, 2015 03:53 PM

By mid-century, the climate of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre will be more like Philadelphia’s if the world stays on its current course of greenhouse gas emissions, scientists estimate.

Fall 2016 Hertz Graduate Fellowships

— posted on Sep 09, 2015 11:00 PM

The Hertz Foundation invites applications for Fall 2016 Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical, Biological, or Engineering Sciences. Application deadline: October 30, 2015.

Students Explore the Skies at ARM Summer Training

— posted on Aug 27, 2015 01:30 PM

Three PSU graduate students (Yaosheng Chen, Zhiyuan Jiang, and Robert Schrom) were participants, and Matt Kumjian, Assistant Professor of Meteorology was an instructor.

Airborne lab seeks fracking leaks

— posted on Jul 07, 2015 03:03 PM

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. - The inside of the Twin Otter airplane was turned into a flying laboratory, crammed with racks of computer equipment and an array of suitcase-sized plastic containers