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Presenter: Zach Lebo
From : NOAA
Date: March 6
Title: Have we “resolved” the aerosol effects on deep convection problem?

Hosted by Sue van den Heever and Jeff Pierce

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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 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



Department Ranked Among Top in the United States

History: In 1982, on the occasion of the Department’s 20th Anniversary celebration, a number of leaders in Atmospheric Science in the US provided unsolicited statements and remarks congratulating the Department of Atmospheric Science for ranking among the top three in the US. They were Dr. Earl Droessler, Chief Scientist of NOAA; Dr. Eugene Bierly, Director of the NSF Atmospheric Science Division; Professor Verner Suomi from Wisconsin (an AMS Rossby Award winner); Dr. Richard Hallgren, Director of NOAA’s National Weather Service; and others. (Droessler, Bierly and Suomi all served as Presidents of the AMS and Hallgren later became its Executive Secretary. Dr. Droessler had earlier been one of the NOAA co-founders of CIRA with Professor Vonder Haar and the faculty of 1979-80). In addition, at the 20th Anniversary Dinner, Professor Peter Hobbs of the University of Washington presented Vonder Haar and the faculty with a surprise gift. It was a red and white t-shirt styled after a popular AVIS rental car commercial of the time. It was labeled in bold letters “Number 2”. This ascribed 2nd position to our Department, following, of course, the No. 1 ranked Atmospheric Science Department at Washington, widely recognized as one of the most outstanding in our field.


             Masters Defense
Jianbo Liu
Location: ATS Large Classroom (101 ATS)
Date: March 13, 2:30pm
Advisor: Prof. Kummerow
Defense Title: The Spatial and Temporal Properties of Precipitation Uncertainty Structures over Tropical Oceans

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The FRTSC is back for Spring 2015!!!

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Temp: 33°F ( 0°C)
Dewpoint: 20°F ( -7°C)
Relative Humidity: 59%
Wind Speed: 4 mph, gusts 7 mph
(7 km/h, gusts 11 km/h)
Wind Direction: 24°
Pressure: 834 hPa ( 24.66 in)

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