There are no current colloquia scheduled at this time.
May 23, 2016: Remembering Dr. Gray
May 23, 2016: Welcome ESMEI's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 2016 Interns!
May 17, 2016: ATS and CIRA Named CSU Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence
May 13, 2016" Congratulations Spring 2016 Atmos Graduates!
May 9, 2016: ATS PhD student Yi Li leads new PNAS publication examining shifts in oxidized and reduced nitrogen deposition in U.S.
May 6, 2016: Dr. Thomas C. Peterson - Ph.D. '91 - Receives 2016 CSU Atmospheric Science Distinguished Alumni Award
May 6, 2016: Jack Kodros and Leah Grant Receive Outstanding Department Honors at the Herbert Riehl Memorial Award/Alumni Award Ceremony
April 27, 2016: Ben Toms Awarded 2016 American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowship
April 20, 2016: Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New GOES-R Antenna
April 18, 2016: Herbert Riehl, Alumni, and Outstanding Alumni Award Ceremony
April 16, 2016: In Memory of Professor Emeritus William Gray
April 6, 2016: CSU Atmospheric Science Professors Awarded EPA Grant to Study Wildfire Effects
March 28, 2016: Zitely Tzompa Receives 2015 Rocky Mountain States Section of Air and Waste Management Association Scholarship
March 15, 2016: Emily Riley Receives 2015 Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing - JGR-Atmospheres
March 4, 2016: FORTCAST to host Dr. Laura Sample McMeeking at their March Chapter Meeting
February 14, 2016: Dr. Eugene A. Mueller, radar pioneer, passes away
Welcome to the Department of Atmospheric Science
at Colorado State University
Our top-rated department focuses on graduate education,
cutting-edge research, and public service. We currently have
15 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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F-101B Used For Severe Storm ResearchAround 1974, Colorado State University operated an F-101B aircraft as shown in this image. During its time under CSU control, the aircraft carried the civilian serial number N8234 and the nickname, ‘the grey ghost’. This aircraft was used to study severe storms under the direction of Professor Peter Sinclair of the Department of Atmospheric Science. During the program, it was based at the Buckley Air National Guard Base in Denver.
CSU contracted with Flight Test Research, Inc., of California who provided an experienced test pilot named Jim Lucy. Dr. Sinclair rode in the back seat running the instrumentation after selecting the storm to be penetrated. Most flights were made over northern Colorado and western Nebraska in thunderheads of 35,000 to 45,000 feet where the plane encountered high turbulence, lightning, and hail.
The plane was nicknamed "The Gray Ghost: which became its call sign. The CSU F-101 was returned to the Air Force and is now located at the Air Museum in Topeka, Kansas."
Welcome Fall 2016 Students
Location: ATS Large Classroom (ATS 101)
Date: June 8, 12:00 pm
Advisor: Jeff Collett
Defense Title: AQUEOUS ATMOSPHERIC ORGANIC PROCESSING: EFFECTS OF FOG AND CLOUD COMPOSITION
We are taking a break during the summer - see you back in the fall!
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