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The weather is dynamic and exciting, and the Penn State Meteorology department prides itself on innovative teaching to explain how the weather works. Click on any icon below to check out some of the exciting teaching tools and interactive exercises used in our online program and in the classroom.

Station Model Building Interactive Isoplething Evaporation/Condensation
Temperature and Energy Infrared Imagery Simulator How Radar Works

Want to dig deeper? In the menu on the right, you can sample three of the lessons from our online Certificate Program.  These lessons focus on meteorological observations, the foundation of any weather forecast.  As you browse, you'll see many additional interactive learning tools that are but a small subset of those developed by the Penn State Meteorology department. You'll also find opportunities to practice "Key Skills" and "Quiz Yourself" in a fun and interactive way.  In the sections entitled "Explore Further," you'll find links to real-time weather data and other ancillary topics.

Many ways to learn more about weather at Penn State!

The Department of Meteorology at Penn State University has granted more than 4000 degrees and has been recognized as a world leader in meteorology education for almost 75 years. If you choose to study with us, you will join this long tradition of educational excellence.

  • If you're interested in pursuing meteorology as a career, we invite you to join us to pursue a degree. Our challenging undergraduate and graduate programs will prepare you to solve tomorrow's problems in the atmospheric sciences.
  • If you are a weather enthusiast or would like to add some meteorology knowledge to your existing skill set, our four-course online Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting is for you. This program is designed for individuals with a non-science background and will expose you to a wide variety of weather concepts, all on your own time and from anywhere in the world.
  • If you're a middle-school or high-school student with a passion for weather and climate, you may want to apply for a Penn State Weather Camp. These week-long camps will immerse you in meteorological activities, leaving you with a better understanding of the study of the atmosphere.