Schwerdtfeger Library Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Green Flash

Green Flash
Credit: Yuhansson

Saint Elmo's Fire

Saint Elmo's Fire
Credit: NOAA

Sundogs

Sundogs
Credit: Axdahl

Fire Whirls

Fire Whirls
Credit: Oregon Department of Forestry

Brinicle

Brinicle
Credit: Katexic Clippings Newsletter

Novaya Zemlya effect

Novaya Zemlya effect
Credit: Inaglory

Fire Rainbow

Fire Rainbow
Credit: Kubina

Sprites

Sprites
Credit: NASA

New exhibit: Strange Atmospheric and Oceanic Phenomena

The Green Flash, sprites, Saint Elmo's fire... These fabled phenomena have been entrancing and terrifying us for thousands of years. Have you ever wondered what causes these weird weather events? Visit the new exhibit featured in the corridor outside the Schwerdtfeger Library, and let us walk you through the science behind our top picks of strange atmospheric and oceanic phenomena.