Covid-19 And Disruptions In Scientific Field Work

Author: Jon M. Nese, Ph.D.
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Article Topics: weather, research Arguably the most well-publicized disruption to higher education resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic was the widespread conversion to remote learning at colleges and universities in March. Indeed, I taught both of my courses from home for seven weeks after spring break. But in addition, much of the activity at a university such as Penn State involves research by faculty and staff, and those efforts have been disrupted as well – particularly work that requires being in the field. In this video, which first aired on May 6, 2020 as part of Penn State's long-running weather magazine show…

Covid-19 And Improvements In Air Quality

Author: Jon M. Nese, Ph.D.
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Article Topics: weather, Pennsylvania The price of a gallon of gasoline has declined noticeably over the last few months in concert with a decline in travel during the COVID-19 pandemic and a concurrent decrease in the demand for fuel. With less fuel being burned, the atmosphere has responded with significant short-term improvements in air quality. In this video, which first aired on April 29, 2020 as part of Penn State's long-running weather magazine show Weather World, (seen weekdays on WPSU-TV and the Pennsylvania Cable Network), we explore some of these changes in air quality using both satellite and ground-based…