There are no current colloquia scheduled at this time.
November 30, 2016: ATS M.S. Student, Karly Reimel, Attends GOES-R Launch
November 28, 2016: Prof. Emily Fischer, Making PROGRESS, Supporting Women in Geosciences
November 18, 2016: Prof. Jeff Pierce's group demonstrates how seabirds impact Arctic aerosols and climate
November 14, 2016: CSU Cans Around the Oval Wraps Up Donations
November 10, 2016: ATS and CIRA make strong showing in College of Engineering awards
November 9, 2016: Sjostrom Family and Shrake-Culler scholarships awarded to Zitely Tzompa and Chengji Liu
November 5, 2016: Friends, Colleagues and Family Celebrate University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Tom Vonder Haar’s Retirement
November 1, 2016: Profs. Sue van den Heever and Eric Maloney Receive 2016 Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award from AGU
October 10, 2016: MAC Student Travel Award Recipients Announced
October 4, 2016: Prof. Tom Vonder Haar Selected as an Honorary Member of the American Meteorological Society
October 1, 2016: Welcome New ATS Faculty Michael Bell and Kristen Rasmussen!
September 14, 2016: Ilana Pollack Receives 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award
August 27, 2016: Inaugural Atmos Olympics
August 25, 2016: Annual Department Picnic and Welcome to New ATS Graduate Students
August 25, 2016: Assistant Professor Elizabeth Barnes Named Oustanding Professor of the Year
August 19, 2016:
Transfort Bus Route to Foothills Campus Starting August 22nd
August 1, 2016:
Ph.D. Candidate Marie McGraw's Paper Published and Honored as a "Research Spotlight" Article in Geophysical Research Letters
July 26, 2016: University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Thomas H. Vonder Haar Selected as 2016 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
June 30, 2016: Leah Grant Receives NSF GROW Award
June 17, 2016: In Memory of Dr. Elmar R. Reiter, Professor Emeritus (February 22, 1928 – June 17, 2016)
June 14, 2016: Garfield County Air Quality Study Results Presented to Public
June 3, 2016: Brandon Wolding Selected to be a SoGES Sustainability Leadership Fellow
May 23, 2016: Remembering Dr. Gray
May 23, 2016: Welcome ESMEI's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 2016 Interns!
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at Colorado State University
Our top-rated department focuses on graduate education,
cutting-edge research, and public service. We currently have
17 faculty members, nearly one hundred graduate students,
approximately 50 full-time researchers, and an outstanding and dedicated support staff. Our diverse areas of
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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NASA launches CSU-led Earth Radiation Budget SatelliteOn October 4, 1984, the Space Shuttle Challenger was launched at dawn from Cape Kennedy carrying the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS). The ERBS principal instrument (ERBI) and 2 identical ones launched later on the NOAA-9 and NOAA-10 satellites were developed over an 8-year period by a national team of CSU/NASA/NOAA/Ball Aerospace/TRW scientists and engineers. Professor Tom Vonder Haar of the Department was the Lead Scientist along with Dr. Robert Curran and Mr. Ed Harrison of NASA, Dr. Herb Jacobowitz of NOAA and Dr. Ed Vande Noord of Ball. Ball Aerospace of Colorado built the satellite and it was launched from the Shuttle by Ms. Sally Ride, Mission Specialist, using the robotic arm. The entire Earth Radiation Budge Experiment (ERBE) was very successful with data used for climate research by thousands of scientist around the world. Instruments on ERBS collected data for more than 20 years.
Location: ATS Large Classroom (101 ATS)
Date: December 9, 2:00pm
Advisor: Prof. Thompson
Defense Title: Towards understanding the role of natural variability in climate change
Join us November 8th 5:00-7:00pm @Everyday Joe's Coffee House
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