August 18, 2017
LOUD-Ex, or CSU Convective Cloud Outflows and Updrafts Experiment
, is led by Professor Susan van den Heever in the Department of Atmospheric Science. Supported by van den Heever’s Monfort Professorship, the project’s aim is to capture extremely hard-to-collect data from thunderstorms as they’re happening. Specifically, the researchers are making direct observations of storm phenomena called updrafts and cold pools, employing a signature technology of unmanned aerial vehicles, […]
August 17, 2017
Jared Brewer, advised by Emily Fischer and A.R. Ravishankara, was awarded an ASCENT travel fellowship in March. The fellowship supported his two-month stay this summer in Orleans, France, where he studied atmospheric chemistry at a unique research facility. The Department of Atmospheric Science Assisting Students, Cultivating Excellence, Nurturing Talent (ASCENT) program was founded in fall 2014 to help enrich the graduate experience. One component of ASCENT is an international travel […]
August 9, 2017
Former department members and National Weather Service employees joined the department and Colorado Climate Center today to celebrate Nolan Doesken's 40 years of service to CSU, 11 of those as Colorado's State Climatologist. Department Head Jeff Collett recognized Nolan for his dedication and passion for climatology, and guests shared memories of everything from recording the coldest day in Colorado to Nolan's basketball prowess. Nolan's impact as State Climatologist was lauded […]
August 7, 2017
Stacey Hitchcock, advised by Russ Schumacher, was awarded 2nd place for her poster "Evolution of Thermodynamic Vertical Profiles from Pre- and Post-Convective Environments of Mesoscale Convective Systems Observed During PECAN" at the AMS Conference on Mesoscale Processes, July 24-27 in San Diego, CA. Congratulations, Stacey!
August 3, 2017
Atmos research scientist Bonne Ford, who works in the lab of Associate Professor Jeff Pierce, led a study that shows striking correlation between numbers of Facebook users posting about visible smoke and commonly used datasets for estimating harmful smoke exposure. Read the SOURCE article here.