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Thomas H. Vonder Haar - University Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Thomas H. Vonder Haar
  • Phone: 970-491-8566
  • Fax: 970-491-8449
  • Email: Thomas.Vonderhaar (at)
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Career Overview

Professor Vonder Haar joined the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science faculty in 1970 after a post-doctoral appointment at the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin. He has served as a Visiting Scientist and Lecturer at the Army Research Laboratory, the US Naval Postgraduate School and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. His consulting includes the World Meteorological Organization of the UN, European Space Agency, numerous US Aerospace companies and Science and Technology Corporation - METSAT Division.

He has served as Department Head (1974-84) and Founding Director of CIRA (1980-2008). He has enjoyed advising approximately 30 PhD and 100 MS graduates from the Department.

View the CSU SOURCE article, Celebrate! 45 years at CSU: Thomas Vonder Haar, highlighting Dr. Vonder Haar's career accomplishments published on May 5, 2015 by Lauren Pittman here.

View the University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Status letter written by Department Head Jeff Collett here.

Teaching Interests

Research Interests

Professor Vonder Haar's research interests include the global energy and water budgets, remote sensing via satellite, local area forecasting and geosciences. He also directs the DOD Center for Geosciences/Atmospheric Research at CSU – a multidisciplinary group of faculty, students, and staff.

Research Sponsors

Awards, Honors, and Positions

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