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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     Events

ADAPT seminar
Monday October 29, 2018 03:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Yinghui Lu

ADAPT seminar
Tuesday October 9, 2018 04:00pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Helen Greatrex

ADAPT seminar
Mon June 11, 2018 03:00pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Erin Munsell

ADAPT seminar
Tue May 22, 2018 03:00pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Morgan O'Neill

The 8th EnKF Data Assimilation Workshop
May 7-10, 2018 Hotel Mont Gabriel, Québec, Canada

ADAPT seminar
Fri Apr 27, 2018 03:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Johnson

ADAPT seminar
Mon Apr 02, 2018 02:30pm 110 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Fuqing Zhang

ADAPT seminar
Fri Mar 30, 2018 02:30pm 110 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Fuqing Zhang

ADAPT seminar
Tue Mar 20, 2018 04:00pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Takemasa Miyoshi

ADAPT seminar
Fri Dec 1, 2017 03:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Mr. Devesh Kumar

Department Colloquium/ADAPT seminar
Wed Sep 27, 2017 03:30pm 112 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Sanjay Srinivasan

ADAPT seminar
Tue Sep 19, 2017 04:00pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Erin Munsell

ADAPT seminar
Tue Sep 12, 2017 03:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Kun Zhao (Nanjing University, China)

ADAPT seminar
Thu Sep 7, 2017 01:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Eugene Morgan (Penn State)

ADAPT seminar
Fri Aug 25, 2017 03:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Masashi Minamide (Penn State)

ADAPT seminar
Wednesday Mar 29, 2017 12:00pm 607 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Michael Bell (Colorado State)

ADAPT seminar
Tue March 21, 2017 03:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Steven J. Schiff (Penn State)

ADAPT seminar
Fri Mar 03, 2017 02:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Fuqing Zhang (Penn State)

ADAPT seminar
Mon Jan 30, 2017 03:00pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Li Li (Penn State)

ADAPT seminar
Tue Dec 06, 2016 03:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Kun Zhao (Nanjing University)

ADAPT seminar
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:30am 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Pete Finocchio (U of Miami)

ADAPT seminar
Mon Oct 03, 2016 01:30pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Junhong (June) Wang (U Albany)

ADAPT seminar
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:30am 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Aiguo Dai (U Albany)

ADAPT seminar
Thu September 29, 2016 10:30am 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Dennis Lin (Department of Statistics, PSU))

ADAPT seminar
Thu September 1, 2016 11:00am 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Le Bao (Department of Statistics, PSU)

ADAPT seminar (cancelled)
Wed September 14, 2016 09:30am 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Ming Cai (Florida State University)

ADAPT seminar
Thu September 8, 2016 10:30am 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. James D. Doyle (NRL)

ADAPT seminar
Tue August 9, 2016 02:00pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Tomohiro Oda (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

ADAPT seminar
Wed July 20, 2016 10:00am 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Victor Homar (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)

ADAPT seminar
Fri June 3, 2016 2:00pm 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Poterjoy (NCAR)

ADAPT seminar
Thur June 2, 2016 9:00am 529 Walker Building
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Poterjoy (NCAR)

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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    News

  • The 8th EnKF Data Assimilation Workshop co-chaired by center director Prof. Fuqing Zhang was held in Montreal, Canada, during May 7-10, 2018. More information
  • The 7th EnKF Data Assimilation Workshop was held in Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center, State College, during May 24-27, 2016. More information

  • Graduate student Yue (Michael) Ying from Fuqing's group receives Al and Betty Blackadar Graduate Scholarship in Meteorology 2018
  • This scholarship is to recognize and provide financial assistance to Meteorology and Atmospheric Science graduate students who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success.

  • Graduate Student Wenjie Li from Fuqing's group receives Hans Neuberger Award 2018
  • This award is given to the top Teaching Assistant for exellent teaching of meteorology at the elementay level. Six other graduate students (Christopher Melhauser, Benjamin Green, Hans Chen, Junhong Wei, Erin Munsell, Robert Nystrom) in Fuqing's group have received this award.

  • Director Prof. Fuqing Zhang receives the Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal in Physical Sciences for his pioneering work in data assimilation that has led to improvements in hurricane intensity forecasts.

  • Director Prof. Fuqing Zhang was interviewd by Nature on the need for more investment on satellite data assimilation

  • Center affiliate Prof. Yvette Richardson is elected as Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, class 2018

  • Center affiliate Prof. Jose Fuentes receives the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology

  • Center affiliate Prof. Richard Alley was made an honorary member of American Meteorological Society (AMS) in January 2018

  • Graduate Hans Chen won the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry, American Meteorological Society (AMS) in January 2018 for his poster presentation: "Progress toward Estimating Surface Carbon Dioxide Fluxes at the Regional Scale Using an Augmented Ensemble Kalman Filter"

  • Graduate student Yue (Michael) Ying won the Best Student Presentation at the 22nd AMS IOAS-AOLS Conference in January 2018 for his oral presentation: "On the Selection of Localization Radius in Ensemble Filtering for Multiscale Quasigeostrophic Dynamics"

  • Director Prof. Fuqing Zhang briefed Congress on how recent advances in technology have imprved severe weather forecasting. Read more

  • A special session on Multi-scale Atmospheric Predictability was held in 97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. The program and recorded talks are available through the link.

  • Graduate Student Yongqaing Sun from Fuqing's group receives John C. Wyngaard Graduate Research Award 2017
  • This award is to honor and recognize the outstanding research by a graduate student majoring in Meteorology. Benjamin Green in Fuqing's group has received this award in 2015.


  • Graduate Student Robert Nystrom from Fuqing's group receives Hans Neuberger Award 2017
  • This award is given to the top Teaching Assistant for exellent teaching of meteorology at the elementay level. Five other graduate students (Christopher Melhauser, Benjamin Green, Hans Chen, Junhong Wei, Erin Munsell) in Fuqing's group have received this award.


  • Graduate Student Erin Munsell from Fuqing's group receives Hans Neuberger Award 2016
  • This award is given to the top Teaching Assistant for exellent teaching of meteorology at the elementay level. Four other graduate students (Christopher Melhauser, Benjamin Green, Hans Chen, Junhong Wei) in Fuqing's group have received this award.


  • 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 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