Extreme Weather

Unprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and torrential rain — extreme weather events are occurring more and more often. Penn State experts look at the causes behind extreme weather and how we can better prepare for these events.

  • Jenni Evans

    Professor of Meteorology

    Earth Science

  • Michael Mann

    Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science

    Earth Science

  • David Titley

    Director of the Penn State Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk

    Earth Science

In recent years some extreme weather events have been attributed to human-induced global warming, with Penn State studies indicating an increasing threat from extreme weather in the future.

  • Penn State researchers work to better understand extreme weather occurrences in order to better predict, track and establish warning systems for these events.
  • From using big data to establish long-term models to pairing hurricane patterns with sounds, Penn State is using a multidisciplinary approach to tackling this looming threat.
Jenni Evans

Jenni Evans

Professor of Meteorology,
Director for the Institute for CyberScience

Expertise:

  • Earth Science

Focus Areas:

Contact Jenni Evans with questions about: The impacts of climate change on tropical cyclones, statistical methodologies for forecasts of tropical cyclones, the relationships between organized convection and tropical cyclone intensity with sea surface temperature, and the implications of these relationships in a warming climate

Michael Mann

Michael Mann

Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science,
Director of the Earth System Science Center

Expertise

  • Earth Science

Focus Areas:

Contact Michael Mann with questions about: The scientific understanding of historic climate change based on the temperature record of the past thousand years, man-made activity that has changed our climate and extreme weather

David Titley

David Titley

Director of the Penn State Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk

Expertise:

  • Earth Science

Focus Areas:

Contact David Titley with questions about: How knowledge, training and researched solutions can impact decisions-making for weather- and climate-related matters and how the US military plays a role in combating climate change

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