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January 9, 2019

Grad students gain field research experience in Advanced Study Institute program

As a Colorado State University Ph.D. student in atmospheric science, Alexandra Naegele spends most of her days in front of a computer, using models to study clouds, precipitation and atmospheric energy. For three weeks in November, Naegele left that familiar setting for something wildly different. She was one of 16 graduate students across the U.S. who participated in an intensive, international scientific field campaign in Argentina, observing that region’s famous…
January 8, 2019

AMS 2020 meeting will feature Wayne Schubert Symposium

The American Meteorological Society will again recognize Professor Emeritus Wayne Schubert at its Centennial Meeting in 2020 by holding a symposium in his honor. AMS named symposia acknowledge the contributions of the most distinguished members of the field. AMS previously commended Schubert with the 2016 Jule G. Charney Medal, one of the organization's top awards. After 45 years with CSU's Department of Atmospheric Science, Schubert has retired from teaching but…
January 3, 2019

Prof. Maloney leads study on how global warming will affect MJO

Every month or two, a massive pulse of clouds, rainfall and wind moves eastward around the Earth near the equator, providing the tropics their famous thunderstorms. This band of recurring weather, first described by scientists in 1971, is called the Madden-Julian Oscillation. It has profound effects on weather in distant places, including the United States. Atmospheric scientists have long studied how the Madden-Julian Oscillation modulates extreme weather events across the…
December 27, 2018

Prof. Ravishankara takes the long view on climate change

The science is clear that human activities over the last century have contributed to greenhouse-like warming of the Earth’s surface. Much of the global conversation around climate change fixates on what individual countries or regions are contributing to the problem, and what they will do (or not do) to reverse the tide. But Colorado State University’s A.R. Ravishankara, University Distinguished Professor who holds joint appointments in the departments of chemistry…
December 7, 2018

Xubin Zeng honored as 2018 Outstanding Alum

Department Head Jeff Collett presented Xubin Zeng with the 2018 Outstanding Alum Award in a ceremony Dec. 7. Zeng then gave a talk on interface processes in the Earth system. His wife Qingqiu, also an ATS alum, was in attendance. In a note for the department newsletter, Zeng said, "I am honored by this recognition from ATS – a top program in our field with many distinguished alumni throughout the…


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Use of Trace Gas Measurements to Quantify Convective Transport Time Scales and Pathways

By Z. Johnny Luo of City University of New York
On January 25

Hosted by Sue van den Heever

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