Centers and Outreach Organizations

Centers or other institutions that are administered by or affiliated with faculty and staff in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.
Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques (ADAPT)

Center Director: Dr. Fuqing Zhang. ADAPT seeks to integrate and enhance the existing strength and expertise in cutting-edge data assimilation (DA) and predictability research across Penn State which span over several academic colleges (Earth and Mineral Sciences or EMS, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, and Information Science and Technology or IST) and research institutes (ICS, PSIEE and EESI).

Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk (CSWCR)

Center Director, Rear Admiral (Ret.) David W. Titley. The Center will leverage and integrate the capabilities of the University, along with external partners, to advance the science of exploiting environmental opportunities and understanding environmental impacts to mitigate risk.

Earth Systems Science Center (ESSC)

The Earth System Science Center (ESSC) maintains a mission to describe, model, and understand the Earth's climate system. ESSC is one of seven centers supported by the Earth & Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). Michael Mann, Director

Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE)

PSIEE's mission is to expand Penn State's capacity to pursue the newest frontiers in energy and environmental research by encouraging cooperation across disciplines and the participation of local, state, federal, and international stakeholders.

Pennsylvania State Climatologist

The goal of the State Climatologist office is to provide the most accurate and complete climatological data available for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Paul Knight, Pennsylvania State Climatologist.

Sustainable Climate Risk Management Network (SCRiM)

Centered at Penn State, SCRiM links a transdisciplinary team of scholars at 19 universities and 5 research institutions across 6 nations to answer the question, "What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk management strategies?"