Alexander Harrison

State College, PA

I am a meteorologist and graduate student at Penn State studying for a MS degree in meteorology. My focus is ice crystal growh and ice cloud microphysics. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University majoring in meteorology and minoring in geography.

With networking and troubleshooting experience along with scientific knowhow, I bring technological diversity to meteorological/environmental science fields as well as a scientific mind to networking.

I studied the growth of small (<10 micron initially) ice crystals without a substrate using a diffusion chamber utilizing electromagnetic levitation. Lab results are to be compared with an axis-dependent growth model by Zhang and Harrington (

Please contact me via the "Email me" link above to get in contact with me, or have an interesting photo of an atmospheric optics phenomena to share such as ice halos, parhelic circles, infralateral arc, etc (or a "what is that?") that you'd like to share. The sky produces amazing shows, and it is a passion of mine to photograph what the sky can offer.

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  • Education
    • Rutgers University
    • The Pennsylvania State University