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August 18, 2017

SOURCE: High-flying, eye-popping drones gather data from storms

C3LOUD-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 uses ASCENT fellowship to do cutting-edge research in France

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

Atmos celebrates State Climatologist Nolan Doesken’s retirement

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 awarded 2nd place for poster at AMS conference

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!


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GOES-16: A New Era in Geostationary Satellite Observations

By Steve Miller and Dan Lindsey of CIRA
On August 25, 11 a.m.

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“Role of Rossby Wave Breaking in the Variability of Large-scale Atmospheric Transport and Mixing”

By Chengji Liu
On August 24, 10 a.m.

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