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M.S. Degrees Awarded

Ph.D. Degrees Awarded

2017

Charlesworth, Ed
“Radiation Feedbacks of Ozone in the Tropical Tropopause Layer”
Advisor: Thomas Birner
Childs, Sam
“Cold-season Tornadoes: Climatological, Meteorlogical, and Social Perspectives”
Advisor: Russ Schumacher
Curry, Renee
“Impact of Drought on Grassland Productivity Across the Wet-Dry Gradient in the U.S. Great Plains in 2010-2012”
Advisor: Scott Denning
Jenney, Andrea
“Skillful Long-Range Forecasts of North American Heat Waves from Pacific Storm Propagation”
Advisor: David Randall
Lee, Yoonjin
“Impacts of Assimilating Vertical Velocity, Latent Heat, or Hydrometer Water Contents Retrieved from a Single Reflectivity Data Set”
Advisor: Chris Kummerow and Dr. Zupanski
Li, Jingyuan
“Towards Understanding the Role of Natural Variability in Climate Change”
Advisor: David Thompson
Patrizio, Casey
“The Spatial Scale of Convective Aggregation in Cloud Resolving Simulations of Radiative-Convective Equilibrium”
Advisor: David Randall and David Thompson
Reimel, Karly
“An Analysis of Total Lightning Characteristics in Tornadic Storms: Preparing for the Capabilities of the GLM”
Advisor: Steven Rutledge and Steven Miller
Smith, Dakota
“Using Remotely Sensed Fluorescence and Soil Moisture to Better Understand the Seasonal Cycle of Tropical Grasslands”
Advisor: Scott Denning

2016

Brey, Steven
“Using Operational HMS Smoke Observations to Gain Insights on North American Smoke Transport and Implications for Air Quality”
Advisor: Emily Fischer
Crow, Brian
“On Quasi-Periodic Baroclinic Variability in Extratropical Circulation”
Advisor: David Thompson
Drager, Aryeh
“Convective Cold Pools: Characterization and Soil Moisture Dependence”
Advisor: Sue van den Heever
Goble, Peter
“Maximizing the Utility of Available Root Zone Soil Moisture Data for Drought Monitoring Purposes in the Upper Colorado River Basin and Western High Plains, and Assessing the Interregional Importance of Root Zone Soil Moisture on Warm Season Water Balance”
Advisor: Russ Schumacher
Goodman, Alexander
Plan B
Advisor: David Randall
Herman, Greg
“Model Post-Processing for the Extremes: Improving Forecasts of Locally Extreme Rainfall”
Advisor: Russ Schumacher
Hilliard, Noel
Plan B
Advisor: Jeff Collett
Hodshire, Anna
“Analysis of Multiple New-Particle Growth Pathways Observed at the U.S. DOE Southern Great Plains Field Site”
Advisor: Jeff Pierce
Lassman, Will
“Blending Model Output with Satellite-Based and In-Situ Observations to Produce High-Resolution Estimates of Population Exposure to Wildfire Smoke”
Advisor: Jeff Pierce
Lindsey, Leah
“The Impacts of Amazon Deforestation on Pacific Climate”
Advisor: David Randall
Manaster, Andrew
“A Comparison of Observed and Modeled Inter-Annual Variability and Trends in Cloud Liquid Water Path”
Advisor: Chris Kummerow and Chris O'Dell
Marinescu, Peter
“Latent Heating and Aerosol-Precipitation Interactions Within Mesoscale Convective Systems”
Advisor: Sue van den Heever and Sonia Kreidenweis
Naegele, Alexandra
“Observations and Simulations of the Interactions Between Clouds, Radiation, and Precipitation”
Advisor: David Randall
Nielsen, Erik
“Using Convection-Allowing Ensembles to Understand the Predictability of Extreme Rainfall”
Advisor: Russ Schumacher
Zaragoza, Jake
“Observations of Acyl Peroxy Nitrates During the Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Éxperiment (Frappe)”
Advisor: Emily Fischer

2015

Basarab, Brett
“Prediction of Total Lightning Behavior in Colorado and Alabama Thunderstorms from Storm Dynamical and Microphysical Variables”
Advisor: Steven Rutledge
Dagg, Erin
“Tropical Tropopause Layer Variability Associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation during DYNAMO”
Advisor: Thomas Birner and Richard Johnson
Fine, Caitlin
“Wake Vortices and Tropical Cyclogenesis Downstream of Sumatra over the Indian Ocean”
Advisor: Richard Johnson
Geyer, Nick
“Time-Filtered Inverse Modeling of Land-Atmosphere Carbon Exchange”
Advisor: Scott Denning
Glanville, Sasha
“Vertical and Horizontal Mixing in the Tropical Tropopause Layer”
Advisor: Thomas Birner
Kodros, Jack
“Uncertainties in Global Aerosols and Climate Effects Due to Biofuel Emissions”
Advisor: Jeff Pierce
Liu, Jianbo
“The Spatial and Temporal Properties of Precipitation Uncertainty Structures over Tropical Oceans”
Advisor: Chris Kummerow
MacDonald, Landan
“Estimating Emission Rates of Volatile Organic Compounds from Oil and Natural Gas Operations in the Piceance Basin”
Advisor: Jeff Pierce, co-advisor: Jeff Collett
McGraw, Marie
“Seasonal Sensitivity of the Eddy-Driven Jet to Tropospheric Heating in an Idealized Atmospheric General Circulation Model”
Advisor: Libby Barnes
Nelson, Rob
“The Impact of Aerosols on Space-Based Retrievals of Carbon Dioxide”
Advisor: Chris O'Dell
Ringerud, Sarah
“Building the Foundations for a Physically Based Passive Microwave Precipitation Retrieval over the US Southern Great Plains”
Advisor: Chris Kummerow
Sakamoto, Kim
“An Observational and Theoretical Investigation of the Evolution of Biomass-Burning Aerosol Size Distributions”
Advisor: Jeff Pierce
Wells, Bradley
“The Validation of Emission Rate Estimation Methods”
Advisor: Jeff Collett and Jeff Pierce
Wills, Samantha
“On the Observed Relationships Between Variability in Sea Surface Temperatures and the Atmospheric Circulation in the Northern Hemisphere”
Advisor: David Thompson

2014

Erickson, Kim
Plan B
Advisor: Thomas Vonder Haar
Foust, Elliot
“Estimating the Likelihood of Significant Climate Change with the NCAR 40-Member Ensemble”
Advisor: David Thompson
Fuchs, Brody
“Factors Affecting Lightning Behavior in Various Regions of the United States”
Advisor: Steven Rutledge
Grant, Leah
“The Relative Influence of Aerosols and the Environment on Organized Tropical and Midlatitude Deep Convection”
Advisor: Sue van den Heever
King, Josh
“On Modeled and Observed Warm Rainfall Occurrence and Its Relationships With Cloud Macrophysical Properties”
Advisor: Chris Kummerow and Sue van den Heever
Matthews, Alyssa
“Storm Microphysics and Kinematics at the ARM-SGP site using Dual Polarized Radar Observations at Multiple Frequencies”
Advisor: Steven Rutledge
Morales, Annareli
“Effect of Latent Heating on Mesoscale Vortex Development During Extreme Precipitation: Colorado, September 2013”
Advisor: Sonia Kreidenweis and Russ Schumacher
Samman, Ahmad
“Numerical Simulation Diagnostics of a Flash Flood Event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia”
Advisor: Bill Cotton
Tzompa, Zitely
“Contribution of Biomass Burning to Carbonaceous Aerosols in Mexico City During May 2013”
Advisor: Sonia Kreidenweis
Vincente, Vanessa
“Ensemble-based Analysis of Front Range Severe Convection on 6-7 June 2012: Forecast Uncertainty and Communication of Weather Information to Front Range Decision-Makers ”
Advisor: Russ Schumacher
Wolding, Brandon
“Moist Static Energy and the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Understanding Initiation, Maintenance and Propagation Through the Application of Novel Diagnostics”
Advisor: Eric Maloney

2013

Beavis, Nick
“The Climatology of Lightning Producing Large Impulse Charge Moment Changes with an Emphasis on Mesoscale Convective Systems”
Advisor: Steven Rutledge
Carpenter, James
“Simulations of Arctic Mixed-Phase Clouds Using a New Aerosol-Linked Ice Nuclei Parameterization in a Prognostic Ice Prediction Scheme”
Advisor: Sonia Kreidenweis
Clark, Allyson
“The Impact of Reforestation in the Northeast United States on Precipitation and Surface Temperature”
Advisor: David Randall
Clayton, McGee
“Latent Heating and Mixing Due to Entrainment in Tropical Deep Convection”
Advisor: Sue van den Heever
Davis, Adam
“Kinematic Structures, Diabatic Profiles, and Precipitation Systems in West Africa During Summer 2006”
Advisor: Richard Johnson
Davis, Nick
“Seasonal to Multi-Decadal Variability of the Width of the Tropical Belt”
Advisor: Thomas Birner
Duncan, David
“A Lagrangian Perspective on Deep Convective Tropical Raining Systems”
Advisor: Chris Kummerow
Letcher, Ted
“A Simple Parameterization of Aerosol Emission in RAMS”
Advisor: Bill Cotton
McCluskey, Christina
“Characteristics of Atmospheric Ice Nucleating Particles Associated with Biomass Burning in the US: Prescribed Burning and Wildfires”
Advisor: Sonia Kreidenweis
Orescanin, Biljana
“Seasonal Greening in Grasslands”
Advisor: Scott Denning
Paulus, Matthew
Plan B
Advisor: Richard Johnson
Phillips, Morgan
“Variability of Sublimation in the Upper Colorado River Basin”
Advisor: Bill Cotton
Piña, Aaron
“Transport of Pollutants from Eastern Colorado into the Rocky Mountains via Upslope Winds”
Advisor: Scott Denning
Potter, Lauren
“Characterizing the Influence of Anthropogenic Emissions and Transport Variability on Sulfate Aerosol Concentrations at Mauna Loa Observatory”
Advisor: Sonia Kreidenweis
Roy, Gavin
“The Radiative and Hydrologic Effects of a Local Switch from Maize to Miscanthus”
Advisor: Thomas Vonder Haar
Slocum, Chris
“Diabatic and frictional forcing effects on the structure and intensity of tropical cyclones”
Advisor: Wayne Schubert and Mark DeMaria
Vanden Boogart, Lance
“Using Total Precipitable Water Anomaly as a Forecast Aid for Heavy Precipitation Events”
Advisor: Thomas Vonder Haar
Woodworth, Jonathan
“Towards Understanding the Processes That Govern Variability in the Southern Hemisphere”
Advisor: David Thompson
Yost, Charles
“Investigation into a Displacement Bias in Numerical Weather Prediction Models’ Forecasts of Mesoscale Convective Systems”
Advisor: Russ Schumacher

2012

Berg, Ashley
“The Impact of Pine Beetle Kill on Monoterpene Emissions and Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation in Western North America”
Advisor: Prof. Heald
Evanoski-Cole, Ashley R.
“Investigation of a New Microchip Electrophoresis Instrument for Semi-Continuous Aerosol Composition Measurements”
Advisor: Jeff Collett
Igel, Adele
“Latent Heating and Cloud Processes in Warm Fronts”
Advisor: Sue van den Heever
Lynch, Samantha
“Ensemble-Based Analysis of Extreme Precipitation Events from 2007-2011”
Advisor: Russ Schumacher
Meyer, Tiffany
“Radar and Lightning Analyses of Gigantic Jet-Producing Storms ”
Advisor: Steven Rutledge
Ruppert, James
“Analysis of the Diurnal Cycle in Taiwan During the Terrain-Influenced Monsoon Rainfall Experiment”
Advisor: Richard Johnson
Rydbeck, Adam
“Remote Versus Local Controls of East Pacific Intraseasonal Variability”
Advisor: Eric Maloney
Schiferl, Luke
“An Investigation of Ammonia and Inorganic Particulate Matter in California during the CalNex Campaign”
Advisor: Prof. Heald
Slade, Stephanie
“A Statistical Prediction Model for East Pacific and Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Genesis”
Advisor: Eric Maloney
Thompson, Elizabeth
“Development of a Polarimetric Radar Based Hydrometeor Classification Algorithm for Winter Precipitation”
Advisor: Steven Rutledge

2011

Anderson, Amanda
“A Comparison of Positive an dNegative Cloud-To-Ground Lightning Dominant Storm in Three Comparison of Positive and Negative Cloud-Regions of the United States”
Advisor: Rutledge
Atwood, Sam
“Source Apportionment of Aerosol Measured in the Northern South China Sea During Springtime”
Advisor: Sonia Kreidenweis
Boyd, Kathryn
“Regional Aerosol Effects on Precipitation: An Observational Study”
Advisor: Chris Kummerow
Elsaesser, Greg
“Tropical Rainfall Regimes and Their Evolution on Hourly to Daily Timescales”
Advisor: Chris Kummerow
Ford, Bonne
“The Vertical Distribution of Pollutants during Export and Longi Range Transport: A Comparison of Model Simulations and A-Train Observations”
Advisor: Heald
Gonzalez, Alex
“Steady-State Circulation Forced by Diabatic Heating and Wind Stress in the Intertropical Convergence Zone”
Advisor: Wayne Schubert
Grise, Kevin
“On the Structure of Climate Variability Near the Tropopause and Its Relationship to Equatorial Planetary Waves”
Advisor: David Thompson
Holcomb, Stephen
Plan B
Advisor: Collett
Igel, Matthew Reeves
“A Tropical Radiation and Cloud System Feedback Modulated by Sea Surface Temperature”
Advisor: Sue van den Heever
Kraus, Parker Mayo
“Wetland Extent from a Topographic Index, Wetland's Impact on Land Surface Fluxes and a Model of CH4 Exchange”
Advisor: Scott Denning
Maclay, Katherine S.
“Tropical Cyclone Kinetic Energy and Structure Evolution in the HWRFx Model”
Advisor: Thomas Vonder Haar
McGrath-Spangler, Erica L.
“Importance of Boundary Layer Processes for Surface Fluxes”
Advisor: Scott Denning
Medina, Isaac Daniel
“Applying Two Binned Methods to the Simple Biosphere Model (SIB) for Improving the Representation of Spatially Varying Precipitation and Soil Wetness”
Advisor: Scott Denning
Mullin, Kathryn Ann
“Towards Understanding the Processes That Influence Global Mean Temperature”
Advisor: David Thompson
Musgrave, Kate C.
“Tropical Cyclone Inner Core Structure and Intensity Change”
Advisor: Wayne Schubert
Newman, Andrew J.
“Dynamics of North American Monsoon Circulation Systems ”
Advisor: Richard Johnson
Paulik, Laura
“Quantifying Deep Convective Influence on the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL)”
Advisor: Thomas Birner
Petkovic, Veljko
“A Spatio-Temporal Correlation Technique to Improve Satellite Rainfall Accumulation”
Advisor: Kummerow
Silvers, Levi G.
“A Theory of Topographically Bound Balanced Motions and Application to Atmospheric Low-Level Jets”
Advisor: Wayne Schubert
Stuckmeyer, Elizabeth
“Boundary Layer Features Observed During Name 2004”
Advisor: Rutledge
Takano, Yohei
“What controls the variability of oxygen in the subpolar North Pacific?”
Advisor: Ito
Wang, Fang
“Quantitative Comparisons of Satellite Observation and Cloud Models”
Advisor: Chris Kummerow

2010

Alaka, Ghassan
“Intraseasonal Variability of the West African Monsoon and African Easterly Waves During Boreal Summer”
Advisor: Maloney
Guillot, Eric
“Evaluating Satellite-Based Cloud Persistence and Displacement NowCasting Techniques Over Evaluating Satellite-Based Cloud Persistence Complex Terrain”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Henderson, David
“The Earth's Energy Balance Ingerred From A-Train Observations”
Advisor: Stephens
Howell, Kelly
“Quasi-Global and Regional Water Vapor and Rainfall Rate Climatologies for a 35 Month Period”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Jones, Todd
“Quantifying the Limits of Convective Paramterizations: A Statistical Characterization of Simulated Cumulus Convection”
Advisor: Randall
Krall, Geoffrey
“Potential Indirect Effects of Aerosol on Tropical Cyclone Development”
Advisor: Cotton
McDonough, Francis
“Freezing Drizzle Production in Warm Frontal Overunning Cloud Layers: An Observational Study”
Advisor: Cotton
Ram, Jessica
“Three Regional Climatologies of Marine Stratocumulus Characteristics Using the A-Three Regional Climatologies of Marine Train Satellite Data”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Seigel, Robert
“Simulating the Effects of Coated Ice Nuclei in the Formation of Thin Ice Clouds in the High Artic Using Rams”
Advisor: Cotton
Sjoberg, Jeremiah
“Low Order Models of Sudden Stratospheric Warmings”
Advisor: Birner
Steinweg-Woods, Jesse
“Surface and Synoptic Features of Leading and Parallel Stratiform Mesoscale Convective Systems”
Advisor: Johnson
Tourville, Natalie
“CloudSat Tropical Cyclone Database”
Advisor: Stephens

2009

Argo, Kathryn
“A Documentation Study of Antarctic Cloudiness From CloudSat and Calypso Satellite Data”
Advisor: Thompson
Finch, Zach
“An observational Study of Two Upper-Level Inverted Troughs During the 2004 North American Monsoon Experiment”
Advisor: Johnson
Harrold, Michelle
“The Corticity Structur of the 2-3 June 2003 MCS During Bamex”
Advisor: Johnson
James, Eric
“An Observational Climatology of Midlatitude Mesoscale Convective Vortices”
Advisor: Johnson
Patterson, Leigh
“Development of Wildland Fire Smoke Marker Emissions Maps for the Conterminous United States”
Advisor: Collett
Quantz, Heather
“Observations of the Double Intertropical Convergence Zone Using CloudSat”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Sankovich, Victoria
“A Comparison of ECMWF Global Cloudiness Forecasts with CloudSat Observations”
Advisor: Stephens
Schurman, Misha
“Developing and Testing Prototype Compact Denuders for Ambient Air Sampling Applications”
Advisor: Jeff Collett
Stevens, Scott
“A ground-based analysis of the transition from warm cloud to rain”
Advisor: Kummerow
Stoner, Eric
“Intercalibration of Four Microwave Radiometers Using Optimal Estimation Techniques.”
Advisor: Kummerow
Storer, Rachel
“Modeling Aerosol Impacts on Convection Under Differing Storm Environments”
Advisor: Stephens, van den Heever
Van Cleave, Darren
“Relating snowfall patterns over the central and eastern U.S. to infrared imagery of extratropical cyclone comma heads”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Woloszyn, Mary
“Analyzing Eddy Transport of Carbon Dioxide in the Southern Ocean using a High-Resolution Model”
Advisor: Ito

2008

Adams, Rebecca
“Investigation of Mesoscale Surface Pressure and Temperature Features Associated with Bow Echoes”
Advisor: Johnson
Beem, Katerine
“Atmospheric Nitrogen and Sulfur Deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park”
Advisor: Collett
Burt, Melissa
“Paleo Feedbacks in the Hydrological and Energy Cycles in the Community Climate System Model 3”
Advisor: Randall
Bytheway, Janice
“Evaluation of the Adaptive Infrared Iris Using TRMM Satellite Measurements”
Advisor: Kummerow
Corr, Chelsea
“Retrieval of Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo at UV Wavelengths for Two Urban Field Campaigns”
Advisor: Kreidenweis
Dodson, Jason Brant
“Observations of Atmospheric Rivers with CloudSat CPR and Aqua AMSR-E”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Harper, Anna
“The Relationship Between Surface Biophysics and the Hydrologic Cycle in the Amazon Rainforest”
Advisor: Denning
Holden, Amanda
“Estimating Contributions of Primary Biomass Combustion to Fine Particulate Matter at Sites in the Western United States”
Advisor: Collett
Levin, Ezra
“The role of Aerosols on Visibility Degredation During Two Field Campaigns”
Advisor: Kreidenweis
Mack, Laura
“The Retrieval of Aerosol Optical Properties from Biomass Burning During Flame2”
Advisor: Kreidenweis
McCrary, Rachel
“Great Plains Drought in Simulations of the Twentieth Century”
Advisor: Randall
McGrath-Spangler, Erica
“Entrainment Effects of Overshooting Thermals on Land-Atmosphere Interactions”
Advisor: Denning
Mora Rojas, Gabriela
“Low Level Jets in the Tropical Americas”
Advisor: Schubert
Schwartz, Aaron
“Clouds, Energetics, and Climate in the Arctic from CloudSat”
Advisor: Vonder Haar

2007

Donofrio, Kevin
“A 1DVAR Optimal Estimation Retrieval of Non-Precipitating Water Vapor Profiles Over the Global Oceans Using AMSU”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Grise, Kevin
“Dynamical Impacts of Antarctic Stratospheric Ozone Depletion on the Extratropical Circulation of the Southern Hemisphere”
Advisor: Thompson
Hammerschmidt, Brad
“Combine Radar and Radiometer Analysis of Precipitation Over Land”
Advisor: Kummerow
Ikeda, Kyoko
“Observations of Winter Storms with a Video Disrometer and Polarimetric Radar”
Advisor: Rutledge
Kalb, Christina
“Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Polarity and Environmental Conditions over the Central United States”
Advisor: Rutledge
Martin, Elinor
“An Observational and Modeling Study of Atmospheric Internal Bores During the 2004 North American Monsoon Experiment”
Advisor: Johnson
Masarik, Matthew
“A Look at the Energy and Potential Vorticity Aspects of the MJO Through Equatorial Wave Theory”
Advisor: Schubert/Vonder Haar
Mazur, Rebecca
“Observations of Inflow Feeder Clouds and Their Relation to Severe Thunderstorms”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Parazoo, Nicholas
“Investigating Synoptic Variations in Atmospheric CO2 Using Continuous Observations and a Global Transport Model”
Advisor: Denning
Rapp, Dustin
“Satellite-Based Passive Microwave Soil Moisture Measurement: An Analysis Using WindSat”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Rowe, Angela
“Elevation-dependent trends in precipitation observed by the NAME radar network”
Advisor: Rutledge
Silvers, Levi
“The Theory of Stratified, Quasi-Balanced Flows on the Sphere”
Advisor: Schubert
Smith, Michael
“Evaluation of Mesoscale Simulations of Dust Sources, Sinks and Transport over the Middle East”
Advisor: Cotton

2006

Aves, Steve
“The Diurnal Cycle of Convection Over the Northern South China Sea During the South China Sea Monsoon Experiment”
Advisor: Johnson
Bell, Michael
“Observed Structure, Evolution, and Potential Intensity of Category Five Hurricane Isabel (20063) From 12-14 September”
Advisor: Montgomery
Elsaesser, Greg
“A Parametric Optimal Estimation Retrieval of the Non-Precipitating Parameters Over the Global Oceans”
Advisor: Kummerow
Finn, Sarah
“Rainfall Classification Using Reflectivity Structure: Validation and Application ”
Advisor: Kummerow
Hawes, Amy
“Observed Relationships Between Large-Scale Patterns of Variability and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide ”
Advisor: Thompson
Johnson, Kelley
“A Comparison of the Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System in the In-SITU Aerosol Analysis Measurements in the Continental U.S.: Transport vs. Local Production of Soil Dust Aerosol”
Advisor: Kreidenweis
Lerach, David
“Vertical Structure and Kinematics of Tropical Monsoon Precipitation Observed From a 28-75-MHZ Profiler During NAME”
Advisor: Rutledge
Maclay, Katherine
“A Study of Tropical Cyclone Structural Evolution”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Musgrave, Kate
“The Formation of Hurricane Gabrielle (2001): Examining The Influence of The Initial Vortex and Vertical Shear Using MM5”
Advisor: Montgomery
Philpott, Andrew
“Surface Fluxes of Water, Energy, and Carbon Dioxide as Simulated by the Simple Biosphere Model Version 3 in the Southern Great Plains of North America and Their Effect on Simulated Boundary Layer Hydrology”
Advisor: Denning
Quelet, Paul
“Observed Radar and Environmental Properties of United States Warm Season Bowing Convective Systems, 2003-2004”
Advisor: Johnson
Taylor, Tommy
“Error Analysis and Characterization of an Operational Retrieval Algorithm for Estimating Column Ozone an Aerosol Optical Properties from Ground Based Ultra-Violet Irradiance Measurements”
Advisor: Stephens
Van Roekel, Luke
“An Examination of the Influence of Sill Overflow on Overturning in a Fully Lagrangian Framework”
Advisor: Randall
Ward, Daniel
“Local Anthropoegenic Aerosol Sources Effect on Winter Clouds and Precipitation in the Colorado Park Range ”
Advisor: Cotton

2005

Benedict, James
“The Birth and Death of the MJO: An Observational Study”
Advisor: Randall
Ciolek, John
“Assessment of Atmospheric Plume Prediction, Modeling and Vulnerability Capabilities with Respect to Terrorists Events”
Advisor: Pielke
Corbin, Katherine
“Evaluating Spatial, Temporal, and Clear-Sky Errors in Satellite CO2 Measurements”
Advisor: Denning
Dolan, Brenda
“An integrated display and analysis tool for multi-variable radar data”
Advisor: Rutledge
Ellis, Todd
“Evaluation of International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) D2 Cloud Amount Changes and their Connections to Large-Scale Dynamics”
Advisor: Stephens/Schubert
Furtado, Jason
“On the Balanced Response of the Troposphere to Variability in the Extratropical Stratosphere”
Advisor: Thompson
Gorin, Courtney
“The Temporal and Spatial Variability of Wood Smoke Concentration and its Contribution to Ambient Aerosol in Fresno During Winter 2003-2004”
Advisor: Collett
Lebsock, Matthew
“Modeling Polarized Radiances Towards the Development of An Aerosol Retrieval Method”
Advisor: Stephens
Leesman, Kyle
“Development and Validation of A 3-Channel Optimal Estimation Cloud Top Effective Radius and Optical Thickness Retrieval”
Advisor: Stephens
Mueller, Kimberly
“Objective Estimation of Tropical Cyclone Wind Structure From Infrared Satellite Data ”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Nielsen, Matthew
“Remote Sensing of Water Vapor Over Land Using the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Pitter, Shanna
Plan B
Advisor: Stephens
Rogers, Peter
“An Observational Analysis of Two Gulf Surge Events During the 2004 North American Monsoon Experiment”
Advisor: Johnson
Sample, Laura
“A sensitivity analysis for the retrieval of aerosol optical properties from measured reflectances”
Advisor: Kreidenweis
Stokowski, David
“The Addition of the Direct Radiative Effect of Aerosols into the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS)”
Advisor: Cotton
Wang, Aaron
“Observations and Simulations of Synoptic, Regional, and Local Variations in Atmospheric CO2”
Advisor: Denning
Yamaguchi, Tak
“Analysis of PBL-TOP Entrainment Using LES”
Advisor: Randall
Youngster, Sarah
“The Processing of Aerosol Particles and Soluble Trace Gases by Radiation Fogs in Fresno, CA”
Advisor: Collett

2004

Ahlgrimm, Maike
“Diagnosing Monthly Mean Boundary Layer Properties from Re-Analysis Data Using a Mixed-Layer Model”
Advisor: Randall
Ciasto, Laura
“North Atlantic Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction on Intraseasonal Time Scales”
Advisor: Thompson
Goering, Christian
“Retrievals of Column Ozone and Aerosol Properties from UV-MFRSR Solar Irradiance Measurements during MCMA-2003”
Advisor: Stephens
Koehler, Kirsten
“Water activity and activation diameters of inorganic and organic species from hygroscopicity data”
Advisor: Kreidenweis
L.Heureux, Michelle
“Observed Relationships Between the El Ni+”
Advisor: Thompson/Randall
Liu, Jun
“Investigation of Ecosystem Drought Stress and its Impacts on Carbon Exchange in Tropical Forests”
Advisor: Denning
Long, David
“Evaluating the Use of Polarimetric Cloud Radars for Studying Winter Storms”
Advisor: Rutledge
McMeeking, Gavin
“Size distribution measurements of wildfire smoke-influenced aerosol at Yosemite National”
Advisor: Kreidenweis
Meyer, Catherine
“Forecasting Rain Events in the Southern Great Plains using GPS Total Precipitable Water Amounts”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Rapp, Anita
“Evaluation of the Adaptive Infrared Iris Using TRMM Satellite Measurements”
Advisor: Kummerow
Saunders, Andrea
“A Closer Look at Vortical Hot Towers in a Tropical Cyclogenesis Environment”
Advisor: Montgomery
Seseske, Stacey
“Forecasting Summer/Fall El Nino-Southern Oscillation Events at 6-11 Month Lead Times”
Advisor: Gray
Skidmore, Joanne
“Using Continuous (CO2) Data in Inverse Models to Reduce Uncertainty in Global and Regional Estimates of Carbon Flux”
Advisor: Denning
Straka, William
“Radar study of precipitation and anvil efficiencies for Florida thunderstorms during CYSTAL-FACE”
Advisor: Cotton
Vigh, Jonathan
“Forecasting of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Using a Kilo-Member Ensemble”
Advisor: Schubert

2003

Al-harbi, Badr
“Transport of North African Dust to Big Bend, Texas, during the 1999 Big Bend Regional Aerosol and Visibility Student”
Advisor: Collett
Archuleta, Cassie
“Ice Nucleation by Surrogates for Atmospheric Mineral Dust and Mineral Dust/Sulfate Particles at Cirrus Temperatures”
Advisor: Kredenweis
Chibe, Russell J.
“The Numerical Simulation of Fog with the RAMS@CSU Cloud-Resolving Mesoscale Forecast Model”
Advisor: Cotton
Depue, Tracy K.
“Ground Truth and Modeling Verification of the Hail Quadrature Parameter”
Advisor: Rutledge
Jones, James C.
“Comparisons of Satellite-Derived Cloud Heights with Radar Measurements of Mid-Level, Mixed-Phase Clouds”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Krebs, Teresa A.
“Measuring and Modeling the Isotope Composition of Forest Air”
Advisor: Denning
Miner, Sean J.
“Sensitivities of Microwave Retrievals to Cloud Model Assumptions ”
Advisor: Kummerow
Pakula, Lyle A.
“Moisture Feedbacks in the Tropical Atmosphere”
Advisor: Stephens
Pereira, Luis Gustavo
“A Radar Perspective on the Variability of Tropical Convection Characteristics over the Southwestern Amazon and Eastern Pacific Regions”
Advisor: Rutledge
Schumacher, Russ
“Climatological and Radar-Indicated Characteristics of United States Extreme Rain Events”
Advisor: Johnson
Seaman, Curtis
“Observed and Calculated Properties of Mid-Level, Mixed-Phase Clouds ”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Terwey, Wesley
“Quasi-Linear Dynamics of Discrete Vortex Models”
Advisor: Montgomery
Tessendorf, Sarah
“Kinematic and Microphysical Evolution of the 29 June Supercell Observed during STEPS”
Advisor: Rutledge
Trenary, Laurie
“Characterization of Organic Matter in Fogwater during the California Regional Particulate Air Quality Study”
Advisor: Collett
Zarovy, Elizabeth M.
“Detection of Smoke Impact in Aerosol Samples in the Eastern and Southeastern United States during late Spring and Summer”
Advisor: Kreidenweis

2002

Blake, Eric
“Prediction of August Atlantic Basin Hurricane Activity”
Advisor: Gray
Christi, Matthew
“On Retrieving Profiles of CO2 in the Lower Atmosphere using Spectroscopy in the Near and Far Infrared: A Preliminary Study”
Advisor: Stephens
Haynes, John
“Microphysical Properties of Dynamically Forced Cirrus Associated with Strong Jet Streams and their Relation to the Synoptic Scale Flow”
Advisor: Stephens
Hendricks, Eric
“On the Role of Hot Towers in the Formation of Hurricane Diana (1984): Insights using High Resolution Numerical Experiments”
Advisor: Montgomery
Jirak, Israel
“Radar Survey of Mesoscale Convective System Development”
Advisor: Cotton
Klotzbach, Phillip
“Forecasting September Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclone Activity at Zero and One Month Lead Times”
Advisor: Gray
Koyama, Tomoko
“Modis Thermal Emissive Band Error Estimation using Structure Function Analysis”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Lee, Taehyoung
“The Ionic Composition of Aerosol in Big Bend National Park”
Advisor: Collett
Lindsey, Daniel
“Analysis of Convective Downdrafts Using Simple Model Results and Doppler Radar Data”
Advisor: Randall
Poyner, Philip
“Beam-filling Correction Variability in Emission-based Passive Microwave Rainfall Retrievals”
Advisor: Kummerow
Rogers, Matthew
“Radar and Optical Depth Retrieval of Marine Stratocumulus Cloud Properties Using LES Modelling”
Advisor: Stephens
Rozoff, Christopher
“Simulation of St. Louis, MO Land-use Impacts on Thunderstorms”
Advisor: Cotton
Williams, Andrea
“Kinematic, Microphysical and Latent Heating Aspects of Two Mesoscale Convective Systems Observed During TRMM-LBA”
Advisor: Rutledge
Worsham, Anthony
“On the Impact of the Stratosphere on the Circulation of the Troposphere”
Advisor: Thompson
Zhang, Ni
“Observations and Simulations of the Planetary Boundary Layer at a Tall Tower in Northern Wisconsin”
Advisor: Denning

2001

Ashby, Travis
“Impact of Soil Moisture Initialization on a Simulated Flash Flood”
Advisor: Cotton
Barlow, Stephen
“Detecting Low-Clouds (<10,000 ft) using the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission 85.5 GHz Channel in the U.S. Southwest”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Brown, Steven
“Characterization of Carbonaceous Aerosol During the Big Bend Regional Aerosol and Visibility Observational Study”
Advisor: Collett
Cabosky, Steven
“A Statistical Frequency Analysis of Lightning Producing Storms During STEPS 2000”
Advisor: Rutledge
Corbin, Katherine
“Comparison of Aerosol Properties Derived from Sun Photometer Vonder HaarData and Ground-Based Chemical Measurements”
Advisor: Kreidenweis/Vonder Haar
Darby, Lisa
“The Sea Breeze at Monterey Bay: Comparisons between Lidar Measurements and RAMS”
Advisor: Pielke
Demuth, Julie
“Objectively Estimating Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Wind Structure Using the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Emert, Scott
“Design, Construction and Evaluation of the CSU Optical Fog Detector”
Advisor: Collett
Fulton, John
“Insights into the Hurricane Vortex using a High Resolution Numerical Simulation of Hurricane Bob (1991)”
Advisor: Montgomery
Hanamean, J.R.
“Vegetation Impacts on Maximum and Minimum Temperatures in Northeast Colorado”
Advisor: Pielke
Kolb, Ila
“Laser Transmission Through Simulated Cirrus Clouds”
Advisor: Cotton
Loechl, Erica
“Intraseasonal Oscillations and the Southeast Asian Monsoon Onset”
Advisor: Johnson
McLeod, Raymond
“Analysis of the 1998 Southeast Asian Monsoon and the Diurnal Cycle in the South China Sea”
Advisor: Johnson
McNoldy, Brian
“Distribution of Water Vapor Using Satellite Sounding Methods with New Aircraft Data Validation”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Pettet, Crystalyne
“Airflow and Precipitation Structure of Two Leading Stratiform Mesoscale Convective Systems”
Advisor: Johnson
Schuster, Douglas
“Prototype Real-time Boundary Layer Prediction in Support of the Vonder HaarCASES-99 Nocturnal Boundary Layer Experiment”
Advisor: Cotton/Vonder Haar
Strack, John
“Sensitivity of Model-Generated Daytime Surface Heat Fluxes over Snow to Land Cover Changes”
Advisor: Pielke
Vilpors, Steven
“Variability of Tropical Cyclone Wind-Pressure Relationships”
Advisor: Gray
Wolff, Cory
“Observations of the Environment, Structure, and Evolution of Five Derecho Events”
Advisor: Cotton

2000

Belcher, Larry
“Classification of Tropical Precipitation Regimes: A Comparative Analysis of Disdrometer, Profiler, and Multiparameter Radar Measurements”
Advisor: Rutledge
Castro, Christopher L.
“The Relationship of the North American Monsoon to Tropical and North Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures as Revealed by Observational Analyses”
Advisor: McKee
Cooper, Steven J.
“Estimation of Cloud Particle Effective Radius from Multiple Field of View Radiometer Measurements”
Advisor: Cox
Cram, Thomas A.
“Evolution and Organization of Vertical Vorticity in an Idealized Numerically-Simulated Convective Line”
Advisor: Montgomery
Davey, Christopher A.
“Satellite Moisture Profiling of Eastern Pacific Moisture Plumes”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Griffith, Brian D.
“Rooftop and Ground Standard Temperatures: A Comparison of Physical Differences”
Advisor: McKee
LeeJoice, Robert N.
“Hurricane Inner-Core Structure as Revealed by GPS Dropwindsondes”
Advisor: Gray
Moore, Richard W.
“Interannual Variations in Northern Hemisphere Winter Energy Transport Related to the El Nino-Southern Oscillation Phenomenon”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Reilly, Jill E.
“Application of a Tracer Technique to Study Sulfur Dioxide in Cloud Drops as a Function of Drop Size”
Advisor: Collett
Ruston, Benjamin C.
“Temporal and Spectral Differences of Water Vapor Radiances”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Volz, Karl P.
“Suitability of the 2FOV Radiometer for Determining Cloud Particle Effective Radius”
Advisor: Cox

1999

Ahijevych, David
“Lifecycle Characteristics and Organization of Tropical Island Convection”
Advisor: Rutledge
Calame, Lorraine
“Aerosol Black Carbon Measurements”
Advisor: Collett
Camp, J. Parks
“Hurricane Maximum Intensity: Past and Present”
Advisor: Montgomery
Carpenter, Kelly M.
“Multi-Platform Exploration of the Inner-Core Intensity Change for Hurricane Marilyn (1995)”
Advisor: Gray
Davis, Janel
“Large Particle Characteristics over the Southern Ocean During ACE 1”
Advisor: Kreidenweis
Eastin, Matthew D.
“Instrument Wetting Errors in Hurricanes and a Re-Examination of Inner-Core Thermodynamics”
Advisor: Gray
Garcia, Matthew
“Simulated Tropical Convection”
Advisor: Schubert
Gauthier, Michael L.
“Multiparameter Investigation of Significant Lightning Producing Storms in Northeast Colorado”
Advisor: Rutledge
Greene, Ethan M.
“Simulation of Alpine Snow Distributions in the Northern Colorado Rocky Mountains using a Numerical Snow-Transport Model”
Advisor: Pielke
Harris, Katherine
“The Barotropic Response of the Global Atmosphere to Large-scale Tropical Convective Forcing”
Advisor: Schubert
Hidalgo, J. Marcus
“A Semi-Spectral Numerical Method for Modeling the Vorticity Dynamics of the Near-Core Region of Hurricane-Like Vortices”
Advisor: Montgomery
Parker, Matthew
“May 1996 and May 1997 Linear Mesoscale Convective Systems of the Central Plains: Synoptic Meteorology and a Reflectivity-Based Taxonomy”
Advisor: Johnson
Ryan, Jesse
“Relationship between Lightning Flash Rates and Radar Observations from Colorado”
Advisor: Rutledge
Schaefer, Kevin M.
“A Comparison of Methods for Modeling Aerosol, Condensation and Gravitational Settling”
Advisor: Randall
Snell, Holly D.
“Axisymmetric Spin-Down Dynamics of Hurricane-like Vortices”
Advisor: Montgomery
Straub, Derek
“Numerical and Experimental Performance Evaluation of Two Multi-Stage Cloud Collectors”
Advisor: Collett
Xu, Gang
“Chemical Heterogeneity Among Cloud Drop Populations and Its Influence on Aerosol Processing in Winter Clouds”
Advisor: Collett

1998

Butler, Christine M.R.
“Microphysical Characteristics of Ice Crystals and Snowflakes as Revealed by Polarimetric Radar Measurements”
Advisor: Rutledge
Butler, Richard D.
“ASOS Heated Tipping Bucket Performance Assessment and Impact on Precipitation Climate Continuity”
Advisor: McKee
Drummond, Charles J.
“A Novel k-distribution Parameters Development System and its Application to MAS/SUCCESS Channels”
Advisor: Stephens
Golaz, Jean-Christophe
“Development of a Single-Column Model for Simulating Precipitating Stratocumulus Clouds”
Advisor: Cotton
Hoag, Katherine J.
“Heterogeneous Fog Chemistry and Aqueous S (IV) Oxidation in the San Joaquin Valley”
Advisor: Collett
Kankiewicz, Joseph Adam
“The Fine-Scale Characteristics of the 7-8 May Squall Line as Revealed by Eldora”
Advisor: Johnson
Mitrescu, Cristian
“Cloud-Resolving Simulations of Tropical Cirrus Clouds”
Advisor: Cotton
Partain, Philip T.
“Absorption of Solar Radiation by Heterogeneous Atmospheres: A New Approach to Monte Carlo Modeling”
Advisor: Stephens
Roberts, Rita D.
“Integration of WSR-88D and GOES-8 Data for Detecting and Forecasting Storm Initiation”
Advisor: Rutledge
Tulich, Stefan N.
“Measured and Calculated Structures of a Multi-Layered Altocumulus Cloud”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Wood, Norman B.
“Tracking Errors and Optical Scatter in a Solar Tracker with Linear Regression Error Correction”
Advisor: Cox
Zajac, Bard A.
“Climatological Characteristics of Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Activity in the Contiguous United States”
Advisor: Rutledge

1997

Cocks, Stephen B.
“The Outer Radius Tangential Winds of Tropical Cyclones”
Advisor: Gray
Edwards, Daniel C.
“Characteristics of 20th Century Drought in the United States at Multiple Time Scales”
Advisor: McKee
Enagonio, Janice
“Tropical Cyclogenesis Via Convectively Forced Vortex Rossby Waves in a Three-Dimensional Quasigeostrophic Model”
Advisor: Montgomery
Hall, Timothy J.
“Diurnal Cycle of Tropical Deep Convection Examined using a High Space and Time Resolution Satellite Data Set”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Hand, Jennifer L.
“New Methods for Inversions of Optical Particle Counter Measurements and Their Applications to Visibility Estimates in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park”
Advisor: Kreidenweis
Lang, Timothy J.
“Relationship Between Storm Structure and Lightning Activity in Colorado Convection Observed During STERAO-A”
Advisor: Rutledge
Miller, Steven D.
“Multiple Scattering Effects in the Lidar Pulse Stretching Problem”
Advisor: Stephens
Saxen, Thomas R.
“Surface Fluxes and Boundary Layer Recovery in TOGA COARE: Sensitivity to Convective Organization”
Advisor: Rutledge
Yang, Zongjun
“Axisymmetric Spin-down Dynamics of Hurricanes”
Advisor: Montgomery

1996

Ames, Rodger
“Optical Measurements of Aerosol Size Distributions in Great Smoky Mountains and National Park: Particle Hygroscopicity and Its Impact on Visibility”
Advisor: Kreidenweis
Chen, Aidong
“Studies of Stratocumulus Cloud, Drizzle and Aerosol Interaction”
Advisor: Kreidenweis/Randall
Cotturone, James A.
“Monte-Carlo Simulation of Detection of Cirrus Cloud Properties by Micro Pulse Lidar”
Advisor: Cox
Dickey, Jennifer A.
“Analysis of the Atmospheric Mixed Layer Over the Western Pacific Warm Pool”
Advisor: Johnson
Eitzen, Zachary A.
“The Simulation of the Asian Summer Monsoon by a General Circulation Model”
Advisor: Randall
Erdman, Jonathan P.
“Utility of Real-Time Lightning Data in Nowcasting: Electrical and Microphysical Observations of Northeast Colorado Convection”
Advisor: Rutledge
Gaudet, Brian J.
“Statistical Analysis of Winter Orographic Precipitation Forecasts Using a Bulk Microphysics Model”
Advisor: Cotton
Guch, Ingrid K.
“The Use of a Satellite-Model Coupled System to Study Soil Moisture Effects on Mesoscale Circulations”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Hilgendorf, Eric R.
“Evolution of Precipitation Structures Within Mesoscale Convective Systems”
Advisor: Johnson
King, Ronnie G.
“Mid-Level Vorticity in a Mesoscale Convective System”
Advisor: Johnson
Knapp, Kenneth R.
“Radiative Effects of Boundary Layer Aerosols:Detectability of Hazes by GOES-8 and Estimation of Their Direct Effect”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Knievel, Jason C.
“Surface Pressure Transients in Mesoscale Convective Systems”
Advisor: Johnson
Levy, Robert C.
“An Analysis of Southern Great Plains ARM Cloudiness and Surface Radiation Data”
Advisor: Randall
Lucci, Richard M.
“Doppler Radar Investigation of Tornadic and Lightning Producing Storms in Northeast Colorado”
Advisor: Rutledge
McElroy, Carl A.
“On the Causes of Tropical Cyclone Motion and Propagation”
Advisor: Gray
Muller, Bruce D.
“Numerical Simulation of a Regional Icing Event by a Mesoscale Model”
Advisor: Cotton
Nicklas, Christopher T.
“Hurricane Motion on a Beta Plane in an Asymmetric Balance Model”
Advisor: Montgomery
Olsen, Lori D.
“Analysis of Infrared Heating Rates in Observed Cloud Layers”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Reasor, Paul D.
“Circumpolar Vortex Studies Using MSU Temperature Data”
Advisor: Schubert/Montgomery
Schrumpf, Alison D.
“Temperature Data Continuity with the Automated Surface Observing System”
Advisor: McKee
Schrumpf, Bradford D.
“Identification of Potential Aircraft Icing Regions Through Multispectral Analysis of GOES-8 Imagery”
Advisor: Schubert
Stepaniak, David P.
“An Initial Value Problem Study of Free Waves on a Barotropic Vortex”
Advisor: Schubert
Stocker, Roger A.
“Numerical Examination of Long-Range Dispersion using RAMS with a Climatological Analysis for the MOHAVE Field Study”
Advisor: Pielke
Werner, John V.
“Inferring Draining and Pooling Along Colorado Mountain Valleys Using GOES-8 Imagery”
Advisor: McKee
Yeisley, Mark O.
“Low-Level Mesoscale Wind Field Generation from Cloud Track Winds Using GOES-8 Imagery”
Advisor: Vonder Haar

1995

Chase, Thomas N.
“The Sensitivity of a General Circulation Model to Large Scale Vegetation Changes”
Advisor: Pielke
Clement, Peter C.
“A Comparison of Radar-Derived Precipitation and Rain Gage Precipitation in Northeastern Colorado”
Advisor: McKee
Gillies, Sean C.
“Observation and Parameterization of Surface Solar Irradiance in the Marine Stratocumulus and Trade Wind Regimes”
Advisor: Cox
Haertel, Patrick T.
“Two-Day Disturbances in the Tropical Western Pacific”
Advisor: Johnson
Hausman, Scott A.
“Dynamic Adjustment of Mesoscale Convective Lower-Stratospheric Outflows”
Advisor: Schubert
Kallenbach, Randall
“Symmetrization, Vortex Rossby Waves, and Hurricane motion in an Asymmetric Balance Model”
Advisor: Montgomery
Kubat, Gary
“Tropical Cyclone Intensity Relationships”
Advisor: Gray
Lawyer, David T.
“An Exploratory Study of an Icing Index from Satellite Remote Sensing of Cloud Liquid Water Over Land”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Nebuda, Sharon E.
“Development of an Upper-Level Cloud Parameterization for Large Scale Models”
Advisor: Cotton
Persing, John
“A Point-Vortex Application to Vortex Stability, Evolution, and Statistical Equilibrium”
Advisor: Montgomery
Richardson, Wendy A.
“Cloud Processing of Aerosol Using a Hybrid LES/Parcel Model with Solute Following Microphysics”
Advisor: Kreidenweis/Cotton
Ries, Vincent T.
“Calibration of the Scanning Spectral Polarimeter and Measurement of the Sky Light Polarization”
Advisor: Stephens
Shaw, Brent
“The Effect of Soil-Moisture and Vegetation Heterogeneity on a Great Plains Dryline: Numerical Simulations”
Advisor: Pielke

1994

Baker, Ian
“Investigation of Enhanced-Reflectivity Features Embedded within a Wintertime Orographic Cloud on 28-29 November 1994”
Advisor: Grant
Beck, Gordon
“Spectral Radiative Properties of Cirrus Clouds Deduced from Interferometric Measurements”
Advisor: Cox
Beitler, Brian A.
“Mesoscale Numerical Prediction of Colorado Snowfall and Winds”
Advisor: Cotton
Carey, Lawrence D.
“Multiparameter Radar Case Studies of the Microphysical and Kinematic Evolution of Lightning Producing Storms”
Advisor: Rutledge
Cripe, Douglas
“Investigation of GCAPE Quasi-Equilibrium in Midlatitudes”
Advisor: Randall
Edwards, James
“Barotropic Instability in the Innercore of Tropical Cyclones”
Advisor: Schubert
Ganse, Henry J.
“Regional Water Vapor Distribution over the U.S. During 1988-89 and its Clear Sky Longwave Radiative Effects”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Harrington, Jerry
“Parameterization of Ice Crystal Convection Processes in Cirrus Clouds Using Double Moment Basis Functions”
Advisor: Cotton
Hart, Kenneth A.
“Water Vapor and Temperature Inversions Near the O-”
Advisor: Johnson
Heidinger, Andrew K.
“Finite Cloud Effects in Longwave Radiative Transfer”
Advisor: Cox
Keith, Chan W.
“Monte Carlo Modeling of Multiply Scattered Laser Ceilometer Returns”
Advisor: Cox
Kelly, Michael A.
“Investigations of the Earth's Entropy Budget: Comparison with a General Circulation Model”
Advisor: Randall
Lappen, Cara-Lyn
“An Assessment of the Extent of the Contamination of Measurements Taken on Porto Santo During ASTEX”
Advisor: Cox
Mocko, David
“Diagnosing Boundary-Layer Fractional Cloudiness in a Mesoscale Model”
Advisor: Cotton
Schneider, Timothy L.
“Backscattering by Nonspherical Ice Particles at Millimeter Wavelengths: A Theoretical Study”
Advisor: Stephens
Scott, James D.
“Doppler Radar Observations of an Asymmetric MCS and Associated Vortex Couplet”
Advisor: Rutledge
Smith, Gerald B.
“Inviscid Disturbance Dynamics in Barotropic Shear Flows”
Advisor: Montgomery
Song, Ran
“Vertical Velocity Observations of FIRE II Cirrus Event”
Advisor: Cox
Stevens, Eric
“Comparison of Sounding, Profiler, Radar and Ceilometer Data from Porto Santo Island During ASTEX”
Advisor: Schubert
Treu, Marvin H.
“Nowcasting Convective Storm Evolution in East-Central Florida using Satellite and Doppler Radar Data”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Withrow, John R.
“An Initial Investigation into the Effects of Particle Nonsphericity in Cirrus Cloud Radiative Properties”
Advisor: Cox
Youngblood, Debra
“Further Development and Testing of a Bimodal Aerosol Dynamics Model”
Advisor: Kreidenweis

1993

Braunstein, Lancelot M.
“The Air-Sea Interaction and the Evolution of Stratocumulus Clouds in the Marine Boundary Layer”
Advisor: Randall
Cornick, Jon C.
“A Comparison of Ceiling and Visibility Observations for NWS Manned Observation Sites and ASOS Sites”
Advisor: McKee
Denning, A. Scott
Plan B
Advisor: Randall
Eastman, Joseph L.
“A Numerical Study and Tracer Evaluation of Transport and Diffusion in a Lake Breeze”
Advisor: Pielke
Edwards, Benjamin
“Producing Terminal Aerodrome Forecast Using a Mesoscale Model”
Advisor: Cotton
Forman, Keith K.
Plan B
Advisor: McKee
Forsythe, John M.
“Satellite Microwave Observations of Polar Lows”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Heikes, Ross P.
“The Shallow Water Equations on a Spherical Geodesic Grid”
Advisor: Randall
Jensen-Leute, Tara
“Studies of the Relationship Between Submicron Marine Aerosol and Cloud Properties”
Advisor: Kreidenweis
Knowles, John B.
“The Influence of Forest Fire Induced Albedo Differences on the Generation of Mesoscale Circulations”
Advisor: Pielke
Krasner, Richard D.
“Further Development and Testing of a Second-Order Bulk Boundary Layer Model”
Advisor: Randall
Leute, Frank A.
“An Analysis of Simulated and Actual DMSP SSM/T-2 Brightness Temperatures”
Advisor: Stephens
London, Steven
“A Wind Profiler Assisted Study of a Non-Precipitating Warm Front”
Advisor: McKee
Miner, Barbara
“Opposing Mesoscale Flows in a Broken Midlatitude Squall Line”
Advisor: Johnson
Savoie, Matthew H.
“The role of Wintertime Radiation in Maintaining and Destroying Stable Layers”
Advisor: McKee
Thompson, Gregory
“Prototype Real-Time Mesoscale Prediction During 1991-92 Winter Season and Statistical Verification of Model Data”
Advisor: Cotton
Van Aartsen, Bruce H.
“Three-Dimensional Visualization of GOES Cloud Data Using Octrees”
Advisor: Vonder Haar

1992

Chang, Tse-Tsang
“Optimal Smoothing for Upper Atmosphere GOES VAS Images”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Coskun, Mustafa
“Flushing of a Two-Dimensional Valley as a Function of Froude Number and Surface Heating”
Advisor: Pielke
Falvey, Robert J.
“A Composite Study of the Madden-Julien Oscillation”
Advisor: Johnson
Fitzpatrick, Michael E.
“Tropical Cyclone Motion and Recurvature in TCM-90”
Advisor: Gray
Grasso, Lewis
“A Numerical Simulation of Tornadogenesis”
Advisor: Cotton
Jackson, Darren
“On the Role of SSM/I Derived Precipitable Water Over the Globe and Tropical Pacific”
Advisor: Stephens
Knaff, John
“Evidence of a Stratospheric QBO Modulation of Parameters Associated with ENSO Variation”
Advisor: Gray
Lin, Xin
“A Diagnostic Study of a Midlatitude Frontal Squall Line”
Advisor: Johnson
Loehrer, Scott
“The Surface Pressure Features and Precipitation Structure of PRE-STORM Mesoscale Convective Systems”
Advisor: Johnson
Mahoney, Jennifer Luppens
“Synoptic and Mesoscale Features in Colorado Winter Storms: A Climatology”
Advisor: McKee
Manning, Kevin
“An Observational and Modelling Study of the 26-27 June 1985 PRE-STORM Mesoscale Convective System”
Advisor: Rutledge
Nachamkin, Jason E.
“The Upscale Evolution of a Midlatitude Mesoscale Convective Complex”
Advisor: Cotton
Papineau, John M.
“A Performance Evaluation of the NGM and RAMS Models for the 29-30 March 1991 Front Range Storm”
Advisor: Pielke
Petersen, Walter A.
“Cloud-to-Ground Lightning in Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems”
Advisor: Rutledge
Poulos, Gregory
“The Potential Contribution of Los Angeles Pollution to Grand Canyon Air Quality”
Advisor: Pielke
Powell, Nicolas S.
“Radar Based Case Study of a Northeast Colorado Snowstorm”
Advisor: Rutledge
Rafkin, Scot
“Non-Inductive Charging of Tropical Convection in High and Low Cape Environments”
Advisor: Rutledge
Rodriguez-Hernandez, Humberto
“Influence of Mesoscale Variations in Land Surface Albedo on Large Scale Averaged Heat Fluxes”
Advisor: Pielke
Speltz, David J.
“A Comparison of Radar Rainfall Estimates and Rain Gauge Measurements During Two Denver Thunderstorms”
Advisor: McKee
Tepecik, Kadir
“Dynamics of the Tropical Atmosphere”
Advisor: Schubert

1991

Branson, Mark D.
“An Historical Evaluation of a Winter Orographic Precipitation Model”
Advisor: Grant
Hallin, Stephen C.
“Diurnal Variations in Tropical Cyclones”
Advisor: Gray
Harding, Ken W.
“Balanced, Potential Vorticity Dynamics in Tropics”
Advisor: Schubert/Stevens
Heckman, Scot
“Numerical Simulation of Cirrus Clouds - FIRE Case Study and Sensitivity Analysis”
Advisor: Cotton
Henry, Sandra
“Impact of Latent Heating Rates - Inferred from Precipitation Rates - on Predictions of Mesoscale Convective Systems with RAMS”
Advisor: Cotton
Hodanish, Stephen J.
“An Observational Analyses of Tropical Cyclone Recurvature”
Advisor: Gray
Intrieri, Janet
“Determining Cirrus Cloud Effective Radii Using Lidar and Radar Backscatter Data”
Advisor: Stephens
Landsea, Chris
“West African Monsoonal Rainfall and Intense Hurricane Associations”
Advisor: Gray
Roohr, Peter B.
“A Comparative Analysis of the Temporal Variability of Lightning Observations and GOES Imagery”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Shih, Chi-Fan Gilvan
Plan B
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Xian, Zejin
“A 2-D Model Study of the Influence of the Surface on Mesoscale Convection During the Indian Monsoon”
Advisor: Pielke

1990

Atwater, Charlotte
“Radar-Derived Latent Heating Rates in a Convective Storm”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Bernstein, Ben
“Surface and Dual-Doppler Radar Analysis of 23-24 June 1985 OK PRE-STORM Heat Bursts”
Advisor: Johnson
Evans, K. Franklin
“Polarized Radiative Transfer Modeling: An Application to Microwave Remote Sensing of Precipitation”
Advisor: Stephens
Graw, Richard L.
“Wintertime Local Circulations in Northwestern Colorado”
Advisor: Grant
Keener, James Elliot
“Diurnal Cycle of the Thermal Structure and a Mesoscale Wind on the West Slope of the Colorado Rockies”
Advisor: McKee
Mandy, Norman Hollis
“A Two-Dimensional Balanced Model of Internal Frontogenesis in Geostrophic and Isentropic Coordinates”
Advisor: Schubert
Mulvihill, Elizabeth A.
“Modeling of Aggregation and Riming in Orographic Clouds Over the Northern Colorado Rockies”
Advisor: Grant
Mundell, Dan Beebe
“Prediction of Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification Events”
Advisor: Gray
Orr, Brad William
“Boundary Layer Momentum Budgets as Determined from a Single Scanning Doppler Radar”
Advisor: Johnson
Rickenbach, Thomas M.
“Microphysical Retrieval and Water Budget Study of the 10-11 June 1985 Mesoscale Convective System”
Advisor: Rutledge
Schmitt, Christina C.
“The Effects of Surface Temperature and Clouds on the CO2 Forcing”
Advisor: Randall
Staley, Jim Marshall
“Passive Infrared Detection of Microburst Induced Low Level Wind Shear”
Advisor: Sinclair
Vescio, Michael D.
“The Wind's Response to Transient Mesoscale Pressure Fields Associated with Squall Lines”
Advisor: Johnson
Wittmeyer, Ian L.
“Satellite Based Estimates of Global Precipitable Water and Poleward Latent Heat Transport”
Advisor: Vonder Haar

1989

Collimore, Christopher Craig
“Long Term Fluctuations of the West Pacific Tropical Circulation and How They Affect East Pacific SSTS”
Advisor: Gray
Dattore, Robert Edward
“Observations of Thunderstorm Outflows from Doppler Radar and Surface Mesonetwork Data”
Advisor: Sinclair
Drake, Stephen
“Paper entitled: Gust Front Pumping of Boundary Layer Air by Small Scale Vorticie”
Advisor: Sinclair
Duda, David Paul
“Microphysical and Radiative Properties of Marine Stratocumulus from Tethered Balloon Measurements”
Advisor: Stephens
Fogarty, Robert M.
“The Invertibility Principle for a Simple Hurricane Model”
Advisor: Schubert
Gallus, William
“The Heat, Moisture, and Momentum Budgets of a Midlatitude Squall Line with a Trailing Stratiform Region”
Advisor: Johnson
Guinn, Thomas Alan
“A Modeling Study of the Cloud-Topped Marine Boundary Layer”
Advisor: Schubert
Meyers, Michael P.
“An Evaluation of the Factors Affecting Wintertime Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts in an Explicit Cloud Model Over Mountainous Terrain”
Advisor: Cotton
Morrison, Brian Jay
“A Characterization of Dry Ice as a Glaciogenic Seeding Agent”
Advisor: Grant
Olsson, Peter Quentin
“Inference of Horizontal Temperature Gradients Using Passive Radiometric Methods”
Advisor: Cox
Osterburg, Robert Daniel
“Paper entitled: Testing How Well the GAC Spatial Sampling Algorithm Represents Imaged Surfaces”
Advisor: Grant
Peterson, Thomas Carl
“The Effect of Decoupled Low-Level Flow on Winter Orographic Clouds in Northern Colorado”
Advisor: Grant
Shoemaker, Daniel N.
“Relationships Between Convection and Extent of Winds in Northwest Pacific Tropical Cyclones”
Advisor: Gray
Smith, William L.
“The Broadband Radiative Properties of Cirrus Clouds Deduced from Aircraft Measurements During FIRE”
Advisor: Cox
Stackhouse Jr., Paul
“A Theoretical and Observational Comparison of Cirrus Cloud Radiative Properties”
Advisor: Stephens
Thompson, Bruce W.
“Tropical Cylcone Track Predictability and the Adjoint Method of Data Assimilation”
Advisor: Schubert
Vroman, Theodore
“Microwave Brightness Temperature and its Relation to Atmospheric General Circulation Features”
Advisor: Stephens

1988

Combs, Cynthia
“Transmittance of Solar Radiation Determined by the Multiple Field of View Radiometer Under Various Cloud Covers for Mauna Loa, Hawaii”
Advisor: Cox
Cramer, James H.
“Observational Evaluation of Snow Cover Effects on the Generation and Modification of Mesoscale Circulation”
Advisor: Pielke
Gibson, Harold M.
“Cloud and Convection Frequencies Relative to Small-Scale Geographic Features”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Hertenstein, Rolf
“Modeling and Observations of the Atmospheric Response to Squall Lines”
Advisor: Schubert
Jones, Andrew
“Microwave Remote Sensing of Cloud Liquid Water and Surface Emittance Over Land Regions”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Martin, Joel D.
“Tropical Cyclone Observation and Forecasting With and Without Aircraft Reconnaissances”
Advisor: Gray
McCoy, Mary
“Application of the CIMMS Mesoscale Model to Operational Short-Range Forecasting”
Advisor: Pielke
Ramirez, Deanna Rita
“A Global Analysis and Correlation of NIMBUS-7 Cloud and Longwave Radiation Data”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Ringerud, Mark Andrew
“Instability of Horizontally and Vertically Sheared Parallel Flow”
Advisor: Stevens
Stumpf, Gregory
“Surface Pressure Features Associated with a Midlatitude Mesoscale Convective System in O.K. Pre-Storm”
Advisor: Johnson
Verlinde, Johannes
“Observed Structure of a Mesovortex in the Trailing Anvil of a Multi-Cellular Convective Complex”
Advisor: Cotton

1987

Alberta, Timothy A.
“Anisotropy in Reflected Solar Radiation From Fields of Finite Clouds”
Advisor: Cox
Hamilton, Paul
“Observations of a Mid-Latitude Squall Line Boundary Layer Wake”
Advisor: Johnson
Howard, George
“Modeling Cloudy and Clear Interval Length Probabilities Using Space Shuttle Imagery”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Lunney, Patrick
“Environmental and Convective Influence on Tropical Cyclone Development vs. Non-Development”
Advisor: Gray
Middlebrooke, Michael G.
“Investigation of Tropical Cyclone Genesis and Development Using Low-Level Aircraft Flight Data”
Advisor: Gray
O'Neal, Robert
“Intra-Valley Topographical Control of Nocturnal Valley Winds”
Advisor: McKee
Sorlin-Davis, Janet
“Determination of Cloud Base Height and Emissivity From Downwelling Angular Radiances”
Advisor: Cox
Stone, Robert
“Optical Properties of Cirrus Clouds from Satellite Imagery and Radiative Transfer Calculations”
Advisor: Stephens
Wong, Takmeng
“Sensitivity Study from One Dimensional Ocean-Atmosphere Climate Model”
Advisor: Stephens

1986

Changnon, David
“Economic Impacts and Analysis Methods of Extreme Precipitation Estimates for Eastern Colorado”
Advisor: McKee
Chen, Sue
“Simulation of the Stratiform Region of a Mesoscale Convective System”
Advisor: Cotton
Chen, Yuh Mei Yin
“Mesoscale Air Quaility Under Stagnant Synoptic Cold Season Conditions in the Lake Powell Area”
Advisor: Schubert
Cowie, James
“Colorado Precipitation Event and Variability Analysis”
Advisor: McKee
Craig, Robert
“Three- and Four-Dimensional Display of Radar and Satellite Data”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Fleming, Richard
“Wind Flow Over the Rocky Mountains”
Advisor: Reiter
Hu, Qi
“A Diagnostic Study of Explosive Cyclogenesis in the Lee of the Rocky Mountains”
Advisor: Reiter
Kawa, Randolph
“Ozone Deposition, Scalar Budgets and Radiative Heating Over Texas Coastal Forest and Ocean”
Advisor: Pearson
Leary, Nancy
“Determination of Wind Shear Using Cloud Relative Tracking of Clouds from Satellite Imagery”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Rodrigues, Jose
Plan B
Advisor: Reiter
Scott, Paul
“Altered and Enhanced Iodargyrite with Bismuth Triiodide for Use in Precipitation Enhancement Operations”
Advisor: Sinclair
Wesley, Douglas
“The Role of Radiative Processes in the Diffusional Mass Evolution of Cirrus Hydrometers”
Advisor: Cox
Williams, Gary
“Mesoscale Observations of Lee Trough in Colorado”
Advisor: Johnson
Wolyn, Paul
“An Examination of Deep Stable Layers in the Intermountain Region of the Western United States”
Advisor: McKee
Woodruff, Brian
“Sampling Error in a Single-Instrument Vertical Gradient Measurement in the Atmospheric Surface Layer”
Advisor: Pearson

1985

Alworth, Brian
“Evolution of Potential Vorticity in a Tropical Cyclone Model”
Advisor: Schubert
Blumenstein, Rochelle
“Characterization of Silver Iodide-Sodium Ice Nuclei Using Chemical Kinetic Methodology”
Advisor: Grant
Bossert, James
“Associations Between Summer Circulation Anomalies and Sea Surface Temperature Forcing”
Advisor: Reiter
Chen, Cheng-Li
Plan B
Advisor: Gray
Flannigan, Michael
“Forest Fire Monitoring Using the NOAA Satellite Series”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Flatau, Piotr
“Study of Second-Order Turbulence Closure Technique and Its Application to Atmospheric Flows”
Advisor: Cotton
Flatau, Maria
“The Effect of Horizontal Pressure Gradients on the Momentum Transport in Tropical Convective Lines”
Advisor: Stevens
Li, Jingwen
Plan B
Advisor: Stevens
McQueen, Jeffery
“A Numerical and Climatological Investigation of Deep Convective Cloud Patterns in South Florida”
Advisor: Pielke
Meade, Arthur
“Applications for Three-Dimensional Computer Graphic Cloud Representations Produced from Satellite Imagery”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Roetman, Ray
Plan B
Advisor: Pearson
Schmidt, Jerome
“Structure and Evolution of a Squall Line With an Embedded Super Cell”
Advisor: Cotton
Uttal, Taneil
“Distribution of Liquid, Vapor and Ice in a Phase Budget in a Colorado Orographic Cloud System”
Advisor: Grant
Weatherford, Candis
“Typhoon Structural Variability”
Advisor: Gray
Weissbluth, Michael
“A Modelling Study of Visibility in the Grand Canyon”
Advisor: Cox
Wilkes, Craig
Plan B
Advisor: McKee
Wolfe, Daniel
“Early Morning Evolution of the Convective Boundary Layer at the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory”
Advisor: Johnson
Yu, Chang-Han
“Mesoscale Air Quality Under Stagnant Synoptic Cold Season Conditions in the Lake Powell Area”
Advisor: Pielke

1984

Askue, Cecilia
“Varying Structure and Intensity Change Characteristics of Four Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclones”
Advisor: Gray
Chen, Wun-Iuang
Plan B
Advisor: Cox
Gould-Stewart, Sharon
“Low-Frequency Variability in a Climate Model With a Mixed-Layer Ocean”
Advisor: Reiter
Luiz, Teixeira
“Sea Surface Temperature, Rainfall and Southern Oscillation: Relationships Over Tropical America”
Advisor: Reiter
O'Connor, Lauraleen
Plan B
Advisor: Cox
Rosenlof, Karen
“The Sensitivity of the Walker Circulation to Different Basic States in a Linear Model”
Advisor: Stevens
Taylor, Richard
Plan B
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Tunick, Arnold
“A First Order Closure Model of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Comparison with Observations and Theory”
Advisor: Pielke

1983

Blanchard, David
“Variability of the Convective Field Pattern in South Florida and its Relationship to the Synoptic Flow”
Advisor: Pielke
Dye, Anita F.
“An Analysis of Periodicity in Colorado Precipitation”
Advisor: McKee
Franchi, Lynnette
Plan B
Advisor: Reiter
Greeson, Joseph S.
“The Vertical and Temporal Characteristics of Winter Orographic Clouds as Assessed by Vertical-Pointing Radar”
Advisor: Grant
Hanson, Keeley
“Potential for Regional Air Pollution Episodes in Colorado”
Advisor: McKee
Kelly, Francis P.
“An Extreme Event Forecast Guidance Method Using Satellite Cumulus Cloud Climatologies”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Kuo, Hung-Chi
“Radiation Field in Maritime Stratocumulus”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Lipton, Alan
“A Statistical Procedure for Retrieving the Vertical Distribution of Water Vapor From Satellites”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Nicholls, Melville E.
“Observations and Modeling of the Boundary Layer Accompanying a Squall Line”
Advisor: Johnson
Parker, Hugh A.
“An Analysis of the Thunderstorm Overshooting Top”
Advisor: Sinclair
Randel, David L.
“Space Time Variations in the Earth Radiation Budget”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Smith, Tracy
“Radiation Budget Over the Indian Monsoon Region”
Advisor: Cox
Tan, Kapin
“Descriptive Study of Upstream Flow Separations in Mountain Terrain”
Advisor: Grant
Toth, Jim
“An Observational Study of Summer Surface Wind Flow Over Northeast Colorado”
Advisor: Johnson
Weiss, Mitchell
“Satellite Rainfall Classification in the U.S. High Plains Using Statistical Discriminant Analysis”
Advisor: Vonder Haar

1982

Conley, John Robert
“An Analysis of Solar Radiation Data for Fort Collins, Colorado”
Advisor: McKee
Crum, Francis X.
“A Comparison of Two Cumulus Parameterization Schemes in a Linear Model of Wave-Cisk”
Advisor: Stevens
Culverwell, Arlene
“An Analysis of Moisture Sources and Circulation Fields Associated with an MCC Episode”
Advisor: Cotton
DeMott, Paul J.
“A Characterization of Mixed Silver Iodide-Silver Chloride Ice Nuclei”
Advisor: Grant
Klitch, Marjorie A.
“Compositing GOES Data to Detect Regions of Enhanced Convective Development Around Eastern Montana”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Levy, Gad
“Communication Mechanism in Dynamically Seeded Cumulus Clouds”
Advisor: Cotton
Magnusdottir, Gudrun
“A Method to Determine Sea Surface Temperatures and Cloud Top Temperatures Using TIROS-N Data”
Advisor: Cox
Merrill, Robert T.
“A Comparison of Large and Small Tropical Cyclones”
Advisor: Gray
Motallebi, Nehzat
“Doppler-Radar Observation of the Evolution of Downdrafts in Convective Clouds”
Advisor: Cotton
Raschke, Robert
“The Determination of Cloud Optical Depth from Multiple Fields of View Pyrheliometric Measurements”
Advisor: Cox
Reinke, Donald L.
“Weather Forecast Adjustment Using Model Output Cloud Fields and Digital Satellite Data”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Rogash, Joseph
“The Development of Subsynoptic and Mesoscale Cyclones in a Tornado Outbreak”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Smith, Jeffrey
“Undisturbed Clear Day Diurnal Wind and Temperature Pattern in Northeastern Colorado”
Advisor: McKee
Stoker, Timothy
“The Migrating Dirunal Tide in the Tropical Troposphere: Theory and Observations Compared”
Advisor: Stevens
Tucker, Donna F.
“April Circulation Over the Tibetan Plateau: Investigations with a Primitive Equation Model”
Advisor: Reiter
Vimont, John C.
“Snowpack Acidity in the Colorado Rocky Mountains”
Advisor: Grant

1981

Bader, David
“Simulation of the daytime boundary layer evolution in deep mountain valleys ”
Advisor: Thomas McKee
Buss, Norman
Plan B
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Chorowski, Larry
“Characteristics of Denver Air Pollution Using Geostationary Satellite Data”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Dropco, Kenneth
“Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change--A Quantitative Forecasting Scheme”
Advisor: Gray
Ebel, David
“Diurnal Radiance Patterns of Finite and Semi-Infinite Clouds in Observations of Cloud Fields”
Advisor: McKee
Holland, Greg
“Angular Momentum Budgets in Tropical Cyclones”
Advisor: Gray
Lee, Cheng-Shang
“Vertical Rearrangement of Tangential Momentum in Tropical Cyclones”
Advisor: Gray
Medina, Jonnie
“Techniques for Assessment of Nonrandomized Weather Modification Programs in the Colorado Mountains”
Advisor: Grant
Nehrkorn, Thomas
“A Three-Dimensional Simulation of the Dynamic Response of a Florida Cumulus to Seeding”
Advisor: Cotton
Rauber, Robert
“Microphysical Processes in Two Stably Stratified Orographic Cloud Systems”
Advisor: Grant
Sorenson, Roger
“Cloud and Insolation Climatology for Selected Colorado Stations”
Advisor: McKee

1980

Behunek, Jan
“The Role of Moisture Flux in Atmospheric Feedback Mechanisms Over the Tropical Oceans”
Advisor: Reiter
Byrd, Gregory
“A Case Study of Radiative Forcing Upon a Tropical Cloud Cluster”
Advisor: Cox
Ciesielski, Paul
“Variability Within the Ocean-Atmospheric System Over the North Pacific”
Advisor: Reiter
Durkee, Phillip
“Summer Precipitation Frequency of the North Central U.S. from Microwave Observations”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Edson, Roger
“Parameterization of Net Radiation at the Surface Using Data from the Wangara Experiment”
Advisor: Reiter
Fulton, Scott
“Geostrophic Adjustment in a Stratified Atmosphere”
Advisor: Schubert
Hahn, David
“Observed Characteristics of Turbulence in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Over Mountainous Terrain”
Advisor: Cotton
Knupp, Kevin
“Observed Characteristics of an Intense Quasi-Stationary Thunderstorm Complex Over Mountainous Terrain”
Advisor: Cotton
Lee, Robert Ray
“Wintertime Cloud Systems Over the Colorado Rockies: Three Case Studies”
Advisor: Grant
Mitambo, Bernard
“Mass Exchange Between Stratosphere and Troposphere Under the Influence of a Strong Jet Stream”
Advisor: Reiter
Smith, Eric
“Orbital Mechanics and Analytical Modeling of Meteorological Satellite Orbits”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Thompson, Thayne
“Pyrheliometer Observations as an Indicator of the Climatological Persistence of Clouds”
Advisor: Cox

1979

Ackerman, Steven A.
“Gate Phase III. Mean Synoptic-Scale Radiative Convergence Profiles”
Advisor: Cox
Breed, Daniel William
“Liquid Water Measurements in High Elevation Continental Cumuli”
Advisor: Grant
Colley, Anthony Wayne
Plan B
Advisor: Vonder Haar
DeMaria, Mark
“A Comparison of Theoretical and Observed Radiances from Non-Precipitating Cumulus Clouds”
Advisor: Schubert
Eversole, Rae Ann
“Spectral Characteristics of Boundary Layer Turbulence Over Irregular Terrain”
Advisor: Schubert
Forsyth, Merlyn C.
Plan B
Advisor: Vonder Haar
George, Raymond L.
“Evolution of Mesoscale Convective Systems Over Mountainous Terrain”
Advisor: Cotton
Grube, Pamela G.
“Convection Induced Temperature Change in Gate”
Advisor: Gray
Hsiao, Chi-Nan
“Interannual Variation of Atmospheric Meridional Eddy Transports”
Advisor: Reiter
Morris, Kenneth Robert
“Satellite Studies of Sierra Nevada Winter Storms in Support of Weather Modification”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Philipp, Ceri Burns
“Observation of Progressive Convective Interactions from the Rocky Mountain Slopes to the Plains”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Stephens, Mark A.
“A Simple Ice Phase Parameterization”
Advisor: Cotton

1978

Agne, Robert L.
Plan B
Advisor: McKee
Baer, Mitchell T.
“Aerial Sampling of a Weather Modification Seeding Agent”
Advisor: Grant
Bielicki, Dennis E.
“Estimation of Big Thompson Flood Rainfall Using Infrared Satellite Imagery”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Butchko, Joseph J.
“A Diagnostic Case Study of the August 9-11 Period During GATE”
Advisor: Schubert
Corona, Thomas J.
“The Interannual Variability of Northern Hemispheric Precipitation”
Advisor: Reiter
Dewart, Jean M.
“The Diurnal Variability of the Atmosphere in the GATE Region”
Advisor: Gray
Erbes, Russell E.
“A Kinematic Description of Colorado Thunderstorms”
Advisor: Grant
Harr, Patrick A.
“Relationships Between Precipitation, Pressure, and Ocean Temperature”
Advisor: Brier
Heuer, George R.
“Predicting Winter Wheat Phenology Using Temperature and Photoperiod”
Advisor: McKee
Hughes, Richard L.
“A Numerical Simulation of Mesoscale Flow Over Mountainous Terrain”
Advisor: Cotton
Klehr, John T.
“Simulated Radiance Patterns for MIE Absorbing Finite Clouds”
Advisor: McKee
Kuenning, James A.
“Laboratory Investigation of Radiative Transfer in Cloud Fields”
Advisor: McKee
Leverson, Verne H.
“Waterspout Structure and Dynamics”
Advisor: Sinclair
Mendola, Christopher P.
“Cloud Analysis From Bi-Spectral Satellite Data”
Advisor: Cox
Minnis, Patrick
“Magnitude of the Radiative Effects of the Saharan Dust Layer”
Advisor: Cox
Pryor, Stephen P.
“Measurement of Thunderstorm Cloud Top Parameters Using High-Frequency Satellite Imagery”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Raghunandan, Sudama
“Gradient Adjustments in a Axisymmetric System”
Advisor: Schubert
Stodt, Richard W.
“Summertime Satellite Cumulus Cloud Climatology”
Advisor: Grant
Timbre, Keith O.
“An Investigation and Model of the Urban Heat Island”
Advisor: Reiter
Toepfer, Frederick
“Evaluation of a Second Moment Time Dependent Turbulence Model”
Advisor: Cotton
Wakefield, Joseph S.
“Numerical Simulation of Eastern North Pacific Stratocumulus”
Advisor: Schubert
Yee, Young P.
“Optimum Interpolation of Radiosonde and Satellite Derived Temperature Fields”
Advisor: Vonder Haar

1977

Carney, Mark V.
“An Analytical Technique for the Analysis of Atmospheric Lead Alkyls”
Advisor: Corrin
Davis, John M.
“Solar Absorption in Clouds of Finite Horizontal Extent”
Advisor: Cox
Erickson, Steven L.
“Comparison of Developing vs. Non-Developing Tropical Disturbances”
Advisor: Gray
Gifford, Malcolm D.
“Characteristic Size Spectra of Cumulus Fields Observed from Satellites”
Advisor: McKee
Glendening, John W.
“Aeolian Transport and Vegetative Capture of Particulates”
Advisor: Sinclair
Griffith, Keith T.
“Radiative Properties of Clouds Inferred from Broad Band Measurements”
Advisor: Cox
Hack, James J.
“The Role of Convective-Scale Processes in Tropical Cyclone Development”
Advisor: Schubert
Kleespies, Thomas J.
“Observation of Stratospheric Thermal Structure from Satellites”
Advisor: Reiter
McGuirk, David E.
Plan B
Advisor: Haurwitz
Mower, Richard
“Case Study of Convection Lines During GATE”
Advisor: Betts
Negri, Andrew J.
“Satellite Observations of the Onset and Growth of Severe Local Storms”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Phelps, Ronald W.
Plan B
Advisor: Gray
Pope, Matthew
“Management of Alpine Windblown Snow by Lee Slope Available Modification”
Advisor: Grant
Schanot, Allen J.
“The Structure and Mixing Processes of Mountain Cumulus Clouds”
Advisor: Sinclair
Seigel, Anne Deborah
“Oceanic Latent and Sensible Heat Flux Variability and Air-Interaction”
Advisor: Reiter
Silva Dias, Maria
“Diagnostic Analysis of Tropical Cumulonimbus Downdraft Structure”
Advisor: Betts/Stevens
Silva Dias, Pedro
“Experiments with the Arakawa--Schubert Cumulus Parameterization Theory”
Advisor: Schubert
Steiner, Ellen
“Stratocumulus Convection Off the South American Coast”
Advisor: Schubert
Vardiman, Steven
“The Amine Inhibition of AgI Aerosol Ice Nucleation”
Advisor: Corrin

1976

Barbieri, Ann M.
“Variations of Hemispheric Energy Parameters”
Advisor: Reiter
Barnes, Roy M.
“In Situ Coated Silver Iodide Nucleants”
Advisor: Corrin
Foltz, Gary S.
“Diurnal Variation of the Tropospheric Energy Balance”
Advisor: Gray
George, John E.
“Tropical Cyclone Motion and Surrounding Parameter Relationships”
Advisor: Gray
Hillger, Donald W.
“Mesoscale Temperature and Moisture Fields from VTPR Sounding Radiances”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Hunt, Douglas
Plan B
Advisor: Corrin
Kidder, Stanley Q.
“Tropical Oceanic Precipitation Frequency form Nimbus 5 Microwave Data”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
McWilliams, Gary B.
Plan B
Advisor: Corrin
Rockwood, Anthony A.
“Satellite Inferred Albedo over Northwestern Africa”
Advisor: Cox
Starr, David
“Objective Cloud Field Determinations for the GATE”
Advisor: Cox
Stobie, James G.
“Gravity Shear Waves Atop the Cirrus Layer of Intense Convective Storms”
Advisor: Sinclair
Wackter, David J.
“The Structure of Atmospheric Parameters in Wave-number-Space”
Advisor: Haurwitz
Walters, Gregg W.
“Severe Local Storm Wind Gusts”
Advisor: Gray
Zehr, Raymond M.
“Typhoon Genesis and Pre-Typhoon Cloud Clusters”
Advisor: Gray

1975

Arn, Robert M.
“Anvil Area and Brightness Characteristics as Seen from Geosynchronous Satellites”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Banta, Robert Mason
“Jet Stream Flow as Inferred from IOLE Balloon Data”
Advisor: Reiter
Danielson, Kelvin S.
“Continental Mountains Cumulus CLouds”
Advisor: Grant
Dumont, Robert J.
“Determining the Seedability of the Winter Orographic Cloud from Satellite Observations”
Advisor: Grant
Introne, Robert E.
Plan B
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Jacobson, Robert W.
“Diurnal Variability of Tropical Convection”
Advisor: Gray
Janssen, Don W.
“Downwind Seeding Effects from the Climas Experiment”
Advisor: Grant
Kuo, Marie Siew
“Analysis of Colorado Precipitation”
Advisor: Cox
Mendonca, Bernard G.
“Benchmark Properties of Aerosols”
Advisor: Corrin
Poellot, Michael R.
“Computer Simulation of Irradiance Measurements form Aircraft”
Advisor: Cox
Ruiz Rodriguez, Omar Jesus
“Mesoscale Study of the Tropical Sub-cloud Layer”
Advisor: Betts
Schewe, George J.
“A Climatology of Inversions”
Advisor: Reiter

1974

Albrecht, Bruce A.
“The Large Scale Response of the Tropical Atmosphere with Radiative Heating”
Advisor: Cox
Belculfine, Ulysses
Plan B
Advisor: Reiter
Cole, Harold Lee
“The Effects of Aerosols on Atmospheric Radiation”
Advisor: Marlatt
Grover, Ralph Wayne
“Characteristics of Tropical Squall-Lines Over Land”
Advisor: Betts
Haines, Robert S.
“Poisoning of Silver Iodide Ice-Nucleants”
Advisor: Corrin
Henz, John Francis
“Colorado High Plains Thunderstorm Systems”
Advisor: Grant
Logan, Gregory Lewis
Plan B
Advisor: Corrin
Loranger, David Clark
“Convective Ring Structures in the Tropics”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Macdonald, Bruce C.
“Stratospheric Flow and Solar Variability”
Advisor: Reiter
Moore, Douglas Alan
“Diagnostic Tests of Models for the Thermal Structure of the Non-Precipitating Convective Boundary Layer”
Advisor: Betts
Mueller, Gerald Harvey
“Hydrophobed Silica-Ice Nucleants”
Advisor: Corrin
Ramos, Rodolpho P.L.
“Characteristics of the Precipitation of Northeast Brazil”
Advisor: Gray
Sagert, Peter G.
“The Tall Stack”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Youngblood, Phillip L.
Plan B
Advisor: Corrin

1973

Abbe Jr., Robert Fred
“Spectra of Atmospheric Motions on the Upper-Troposphere and Lower-Stratosphere over North America and Australia”
Advisor: Reiter
Clark, Wayne E.
“Analysis of Point Seeding Pyrotechnics ”
Advisor: Sinclair
Dahl, David A.
“The Washout of Atmospheric Lead”
Advisor: Corrin
Dugan, Frank J.
“Convective Changes in Heat and Moisture Structure of the Cumulus Sub-Cloud Layer. The Thermodynamic Structure of the Cumulus Subcloud Layer”
Advisor: Betts
Durham, Richard
“Warm Cumulus Cloud Seeding Potential”
Advisor: Grant
Fleming, James Rodger
“Radiative Effects of Cirrus Clouds”
Advisor: Cox
Frank, William M.
“Characteristics of Carbon Black Dust as a Scale Tropospheric Heat Source”
Advisor: Gray
Maddox, Robert Alan
“A Study of Tornado Proximity Data and an Observationally Derived Model of Tornado Genesis”
Advisor: Gray
Nelson, Donald W.
“PPM Level Gas-Particulate Interactions”
Advisor: Corrin
Novlan, David J.
“Hurricane Spawned Tornadoes”
Advisor: Gray
Puckett, William R.
“Weather Modification Climatology at Climax, Colorado”
Advisor: Grant
Reynolds, David W.
“The Effects of Solar Radiation Absorption in the Tropical Troposphere”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Turner, Charles P.
“The Infrared Emissivity of Water Vapor”
Advisor: Cox
Wetzel, Peter John
“The Eastern Colorado Hail Environment”
Advisor: Sinclair

1972

Almeyda, Guillermo F.
“Grassland Climatology”
Advisor: Rasmussen
Cruz, Luis A.
“Venezuelan Rainstorms as Seen by Radar”
Advisor: Riehl
Downey, Patrick H.
“Solar Energy in the Atmosphere”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Ellis, James S.
“Applied Radiation Budget Measurements”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Mata, Martha
“Modeling Venezuelan Weather Systems”
Advisor: Riehl
Miller, H. Joe
“Real-Time Direct Read-Out Satellite Support to Meteorological Research Programs and Forecasting Units”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Pacheco, Pedro P.
“The Subcloud Layer of Venezuelan Storms”
Advisor: Riehl
Ramanathan, N.
“A Study of the Nongeotrophic Barotropic-Baroclinic Instability Problem. Ageostrophic Combined Instability Study”
Advisor: Baer
Rhea, John O.
“Interpreting Orographic Snowfall Patterns”
Advisor: Gray
Shea, Dennis J.
“The Structure and Dynamics of the Hurricane.s Inner Core Region”
Advisor: Gray
Sheaffer, John D.
“Lithium Doped Silver Iodine Studies”
Advisor: Corrin
Sundararajan, A.
“Surface Pressure Analysis in the Tropics”
Advisor: Riehl
Vardiman, Larry
“Ice Crystal Multiplication in Convective Elements of Winter Orographic Clouds”
Advisor: Grant

1971

Balick, Lee K.
“A Study of Orographic Clouds”
Advisor: Rasmussen
Heikes, Kenneth
“Steady Convection in Stratifies Fluid”
Advisor: Cox
Kamm, William J.
Plan B
Advisor: Baer
Matthews, David A.
“Effects of Raindrop Spectra on a Cumulus Model”
Advisor: Grant
Oliver, John W.
Plan B
Advisor: Grant
Sandberg, Peter S.
“Water-Structuring Dopants in AgI”
Advisor: Corrin
Sikula, Gerald J.
“ATS III Data as a Forecasting Aid”
Advisor: Vonder Haar
Taylor, Elden C.
Plan B
Advisor: Vonder Haar

1970

Bertolin, Gary Eugene
“A Climatology of the Pawnee National Grassland”
Advisor: Rasmussen
Brown, Stanley R.
“Terminal Velocities of Ice Crystals”
Advisor: Grant
Cotton, Austin Gay
“Satellite Observations of Momentum Surge”
Advisor: Reiter
Cress, Ted Seth
“Factors in Warm Fog Dissipation”
Advisor: Corrin
Hablutzel, Benjamin
“Crossed Bea, Wind Measuring Techniques”
Advisor: Reiter
Hadley, Donald Lee
“Precipitation Patterns in a Cyclone”
Advisor: Rasmussen
Hjermstad, Lawrence Marvin
“The Influence of Meteorological Parameters on the Distribution of Precipitation Across Central Colorado Mountains”
Advisor: Grant
Kininmonth, William Robert
“Weather Disturbances over Tropical Continents and Their Effects on Ground Conditions. Thermal Modification of the Troposphere due to Convective Interactions”
Advisor: Riehl
Parisi, John Thomas
“Properties of Orographic Clouds”
Advisor: Rasmussen
Robitaille, Francis E.
“Some Aspects of Wet and Dry Middle-Level Cyclones over Southeast Asia ”
Advisor: Riehl
Sopka, R.J.
“Remote Infrared Detection of Uranium Ore Bodies”
Advisor: Marlatt
Stankov, Borislava V.
“Variation of Turbulence Characteristics”
Advisor: Reiter
Williams, Knox Tacquard
“A Statistical Analysis of Trade Wind Clouds Clusters in the Western North Pacific”
Advisor: Gray

1969

Anthony, John Thomas
Plan B
Advisor: Gray
Dankwa, Joseph B.
“Some Aspects of Precipitation Occurring in Summer Disturbances Over Southeast Asia”
Advisor: Riehl
Fischer, Robert E.
“Remote Sensing of Hail and Hail Growth in Convective Clouds”
Advisor: Sinclair
Fritsch, J. Michael
“Objective Analysis of a Two Dimensional Data Field by the Cubic Spline Technique”
Advisor: Rao
LaDochy, Stephen E.
Plan B
Advisor: Riehl
Modahl, Alf C.
“The Influence of Vertical Wind Shear on Hailstorm Development and Structure”
Advisor: Sinclair
Pann, Yunn
Plan B
Advisor: Marlatt
Reeser, Warner K.
“Haze Distributions in the Troposphere”
Advisor: Marlatt
Renne, David S.
“Stability and Dynamic Processes in the Formation of High Plains Hailstorms”
Advisor: Sinclair
Rubenacker, J.
Plan B
Advisor: Rasmussen
Wills, Thomas G.
“Characteristics of the Tornado Environment as Deduced from Proximity Soundings”
Advisor: Gray
Zimmerman, Carl Scott
Plan B
Advisor: Rao

1968

Barchet, William R.
“The Sessile Drop as a Heterogeneous Nucleation Embryo”
Advisor: Corrin
Black, Robert E.
“Blizzards on the North Central Plains”
Advisor: Marlatt
Chappell, Charles F.
“Cloud Seeding Opportunity Recognition”
Advisor: Grant
Ehrman, William D.
“Wintertime Eastern Colorado Airflow”
Advisor: Bean
Grossman, Robert L.
“An Investigation of Water Surface Temperature by an Airborne Infrared Radiometer”
Advisor: Marlatt
Lopez, Raul E.
“Investigation of the Importance of Cumulus Convection and Ventilation in Early Tropical Storm Development”
Advisor: Gray
Reeder, Frank D.
Plan B
Advisor: Marlatt
Sartor, James W.
“Monthly climatological wind fields associated with tropical storm genesis in the West Indies.”
Advisor: Gray
Wachtmann, Ronald F.
“Role of Angular Momentum Transports in Tropical Storm Dissipation Over Tropical Oceans”
Advisor: Gray
Walts, Dennis S.
“Transport Processes During Stratospheric Warming and Cooling Episodes”
Advisor: Reiter
Yeatman, Raymond T.
Plan B
Advisor: Marlatt

1967

Djordjevic, Nenad
“Denver Air Pollution Study with Air Trajectories”
Advisor: Reiter
Finklin, Arnold I.
“Precipitation and Runoff Characteristics of the Sacramento Basin”
Advisor: Marlatt
Furman, William R.
“Radar Characteristics of Wintertime Storms in the Colorado Rockies”
Advisor: Grant
Hindman, Edward E.
“Snow Crystal and Ice Nuclei Concentrations on Orographic Snowfall”
Advisor: Grant
Mendenhall, Bruce R.
“A Statistical Study of Frictional Wind Veering in the Planetary Boundary Layer”
Advisor: Gray
Rainbird, Allan F.
“Some Hydrometeorological Aspects of Flood Flows in the Lower Mekong River, Southeast Asia”
Advisor: Marlatt

1966

Beran, Donald W.
“Large Amplitude Lee Waves and Chinook Winds”
Advisor: Reiter
Connell, James R.
“A Transient State of a Wave in the Easterlies”
Advisor: Riehl
Figgins, Everett D.
“Weather Pattern Recognition from TIROS Pictures Over Southeast Asia”
Advisor: Riehl

1965

Anderson, Alan C.
Plan B
Advisor: Marlatt
Auer, August H.
“The Vertical Distribution of Aitken Nuclei in the Vicinity of Fort Collins, Colorado”
Advisor: Schleusener
Davis, William E.
Plan B
Advisor: Reiter
Smith, Boyce M.
Plan B
Advisor: Riehl
Stephens, Charles P.
Plan B
Advisor: Riehl

1964

Bergen, James D.
“The Thermal Regime of a Mountain Snow Cover”
Advisor: Marlatt
Mahlman, Jerry D.
“Relation of Stratospheric-Tropospheric Mass Exchange Mechanisms to Surface Radioactivity Peaks”
Advisor: Reiter

1963

Rasmussen, James
“Some Aspects of the Monthly Atmospheric Circulation Affecting Monthly Precipitation Over the Colorado River Basin”
Advisor: Riehl
Butler, Calvin C.
Plan B
Advisor: Riehl