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Welcome to the Department of Atmospheric Science

at Colorado State University

Our top-rated department focuses on graduate education, cutting-edge research, and public service. We currently have 19 faculty members, nearly one hundred graduate students, approximately 50 full-time researchers, and an outstanding and dedicated support staff. Our diverse areas of research include Cloud Microphysics, Severe Storms and Mesoscale Meteorology, Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, Radiation and Remote Sensing, Climate and Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics, and Global Biogeochemical Cycles and Ecosystems. We offer graduate degrees at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. The department was founded in 1962 by renowned tropical meteorologist Herbert Riehl and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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History of the Department of Atmospheric Science

Dave Thompson


Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson joined our faculty in 2001


There are no current Defenses scheduled.

December 2014
December 2013
January 2013

The FRTSC will be on break for Dec. & Jan. and will return in Feb. 2015. Check back mid-January for upcoming Café details. Enjoy the holidays!

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Temp: 45°F ( 7°C)
Dewpoint: 26°F ( -3°C)
Relative Humidity: 48%
Wind Speed: 9 mph, gusts 11 mph
(14 km/h, gusts 17 km/h)
Wind Direction: 308°
Pressure: 827 hPa ( 24.46 in)

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