The Penn State Center for Advanced Data Assimilation and Predictability Techniques (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).

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Symposium on Advanced Assimilation and Uncertainty Quantification in BigData Research for Weather, Climate and Earth System Monitoring and Prediction
23-24 May 2016 Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center, State College, PA, 16803, USA

The 7th EnKF Data Assimilation Workshop
24-27 May 2016 Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center, State College, PA, 16803, USA

2016 SPARC Gravity Wave Symposium
16-20 May 2016 The Atherton Hotel and Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 16801, USA

ADAPT seminar
Thur Mar 24, 2016 3:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Tiffany Shaw (University of Chicago)

ADAPT seminar
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Douglas Allen (NRL)

ADAPT seminar
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Adrian Sandu (Professor of Virginia Tech)

ADAPT seminar
Thur Feb 18, 2016 9:30am 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Patrick Harr (Section Head for Atmosphere, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, NSF)

ADAPT seminar
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. David Stensrud (Professor of Meteorology, PSU)

ADAPT seminar
Thursday Jan 21, 2016 3:15pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Olivier Pauluis (Professor of Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU)

ADAPT seminar
Thur Dec 10, 2015 2:00pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Klaus Keller (Professor of Geosciences)

Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:30pm Room 106 McAllister Building
Speaker: Xin Tong (Courant Institute of New York University)

Title: Stability of Ensemble Kalman Filters

CCMA Luncheon Seminar
Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:20pm Room 114 McAllister Building
Speaker: Xin Tong (Courant Institute)

Title: Filtering and Stability

ADAPT seminar
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Thomas Lauvaux (Sr. Research Associate of Meteorology)

Topic: "Overview of Regional Carbon Inversions: modeling and field observations"

ADAPT seminar
Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: James Z. Wang (Professor of Information Sciences and Technology)

Topic: "Leveraging Large Historical Satellite Image Archives in Storm Prediction"

ADAPT seminar
Mon May 11, 2015 3:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Alfonso Mejia (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Topic: "Hydrologic modeling: Flood forecasting as a case study"

ADAPT seminar
Thur Apr 23, 2015 3:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Kenneth J. Davis (Department of Meteorology)

Topic: "Atmospheric Carbon and Transport – America: An Earth Venture mission dedicated to improving the accuracy, precision and resolution of atmospheric inverse estimates of CO2 and CH4 sources and sinks"

ADAPT seminar
Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:45pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Yuning Shi (Earth and Environmental Systems Institute)

Topic: "Towards Improved High-Resolution Land Surface Hydrologic Reanalysis Using a Physically-Based Land Surface Hydrologic Model and Data Assimilation"

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  • Graduate Student Erin Munsell from Dr. Fuqing Zhang's group is on Penn State News for her excellent research on Hurricanes.

  • The research on GOES-R satellite data assimilation by Fuqing Zhang, Masashi Minamide and Eugene Clothiaux is on Penn State News.

  • November 2015: members from Fuqing's group (Christopher Melhauser, Erin Munsell, Dandan Tao, Scott Sieron, Yonghui Weng and Fuqing Zhang) receive the NASA Group Achievement Award for their great job in the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) project.

  • Visiting Graduate Student Yunji Zhang from Fuqing's group won the Student Presentation Competition: 1st Place Poster at 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes.

  • Graduate Student Junhong Wei from Fuqing's group receives Hans Neuberger Award
  • This award is given to the top Teaching Assistant for exellent teaching of meteorology at the elementay level. Three other graduate students (Christopher Melhauser, Benjamin Green, Hans Chen) in Fuqing's group have received this award.

  • Graduate Student Benjamin Green from Fuqing's group receives John C. Wyngaard Graduate Research Award for 2014-2015
  • This award is to honor and recognize the outstanding research by a graduate student majoring in Meteorology.

  • Center director Fuqing Zhang is elected as Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, class 2015
  • Dr. Zhang is being recognized "for his exceptional scientific contributions in the atmospheric sciences, specifically in the areas of atmospheric dynamics and predictability, data assimilation, and ensemble forecasting of tropical cyclones".

  • Center affiliate Paul Markowski receives the 2015 Meisinger Award from the American Meteorological Society
  • This Award is given to an individual in recognition of research achievement that is, at least in part, aerological in character and concerns the observation, theory, and modeling of atmospheric motions on all scales.

  • Center director Fuqing Zhang and assistant director Yonghui Weng received the 2014 Banner Miller Award from the American Meteorological Society
  • The Banner I. Miller Award is presented to Drs. Fuqing Zhang, Yonghui Weng, John Gamache and Frank Marks “For valuable insights into incorporating real-time airborne Doppler radar measurements via ensemble data assimilation, leading to improvements in forecasts of tropical cyclone track and intensity”.

  • 2014 NSF/TACC press release: Today's forecast: better forecasts

  • 2014 Science Daily: Hurricane prediction: Real time forecast of Hurricane Sandy had track and intensity accuracy

  • 2014 RedOrbit: New Hurricane Model Can More Accurately Predict Storm Path, Intensity