Founded within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences in 1986, 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.
The climate can be viewed as a complex interacting set of components including the oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere. Within the ESSC, we are engaged in studies that aim to understand both these individual components, and the interactions between them.
Our approach involves:
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|Climate Change and Impacts Downscaling Workshop
Dr. Michael Mann and Dr. Jenni Evans are co-convening a workshop to discuss downscaling climate variables to address regional impacts of clmate change. The workshop is August 27-29, 2013 at the Nature Inn in Bald Eagle State Park.
|Newly Funded REU Program - Research experiences for undergraduate students are available in Climate Science. This ten-week program will start June 3, 2013 at Penn State University. Positions are ideally suited for atmospheric science, ecology, physics, mathematics, and engineering undergraduates.|
|Water Sustainability and Climate Science
A project funded by the National Science Foundation and Department of Agriculture consisting of a team of researchers from Penn State University and from eleven universities participating in a 5-year project to investigate water, sustainability, and climate of southern Florida.
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|Mann named distinguished professor in EMS
Earth and Mineral Sciences Dean William Easterling announced that Dr. Michael Mann has been named a Distinguished Professor in Meteorology for accomplishments and leadership in climate change research.
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