James Kasting honored with Stanley Miller Medal

21 January 2016

James Kasting, a SCRiM reseracher, has received the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Award in Early Earth and Life Sciences – the Stanley Miller Medal. read more

Scientists: Ocean warming has doubled in recent decades

20 January 2016

Ocean temperatures increased as much in the last two decades as they had in more than a century before, according to a new study co-authored by SCRiM scientist, Chris Forest. read more

New opening for Postdoctoral Researcher

4 December 2015

SCRiM and Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Decision Making. Currently, a total of five employment opportunities are available with SCRiM. read more

New e-textbook offers an introduction to climate risk analysis tools

3 December 2015

A new e-textbook edited by Penn State researchers aims to provide scientists and students with the tools needed for assessing climate-related risks. read more

Antarctica’s next top numerical model

13 November 2015

Pollard researches how the Earth’s ice sheets have changed and evolved, using data on ice extents — the amount of land and ocean that’s covered by ice — and sea levels to predict how they’ll continue to change in the future. read more

Decision-making tool to help prepare for risks of climate change

31 August 2015

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, SCRiM researcher Doug Bessette is helping New Orleans plan for the future. read more


Tuesday 9 February 2016

SCRiM Seminar: The TopoWx Gridded Temperature Dataset: Modeling Spatiotemporal Variability of Air Temperature across the Conterminous United States

Dr. Jared Oyler
Computational Ecology Laboratory, University of Montana

2016-02-09 12:15:00 2016-02-09 13:15:00 America/New_York SCRiM Seminar The TopoWx Gridded Temperature Dataset: Modeling Spatiotemporal Variability of Air Temperature across the Conterminous United States High-resolution gridded temperature products are critical inputs to assessments of climate impacts on local hydrology, ecosystem processes, and biotic communities. However, there has been little formal analysis on the ability of these products to accurately capture temporal variability and trends in local climate. Here, I will review the development of a new gridded daily temperature dataset aimed at improving spatial and temporal representations of air temperature at the topoclimatic spatial scale, the scale at which air temperature is influenced by local topography and land surface properties. From a spatial perspective, I will first examine how remotely sensed land skin temperature can be used as a key covariate in spatial interpolations of air temperature. Second, I will examine how homogenization algorithms are critical for reducing significant temporal biases in gridded topoclimatic air temperature, especially in the complex terrain of the western U.S. Lastly, I will summarize the current state of topoclimate products in the U.S. and how they can be further improved to meet the needs of local climate impact assessments and adaptation decision-making. 117 EES Building SCRiM 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (EST) in 117 EES Building

Tuesday 17 May - Thursday 19 May 2016

Annual All-Hands Meeting

2016-05-17 08:00:00 2016-05-19 17:00:00 America/New_York Annual All-Hands Meeting Penn State TBD SCRiM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST) in Penn State TBD