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Presenter: Roger Pielke Sr.
From : CIRES/UC Boulder
Date: September 11
Title: Climate Threats: A More Inclusive Assessment Is Needed

Hosted by Bill Cotton

August 28, 2015: Associate Professor Susan van den Heever Named Oustanding Professor of the Year

August 28, 2015: Welcome New Atmospheric Science Students

August 14, 2015: PhD Student Leah Grant Receives 2015 CSU University Distinguished Professors (UDP) Scholarship

July 31, 2015: 2015 CMMAP Student Research Symposium

July 17, 2015: Undergraduate Interns Visit the CSU Dept. Of Atmospheric Science"

July 9, 2015: Special Seminar with Tristan L'Ecuyer, "New Satellite Perspectives on the Arctic Energy and Water Cycles"

June 5, 2015: Loops of Reflectivity and Radial Velocity of Tornados Near Berthoud

June 1, 2015: Plains Elevated Convection at Night (PECAN) Field Campaign

May 15, 2015: Congratulations Spring 2015 Atmos Graduates!

May 6, 2015: Colorado State Climatologist, Nolan Doesken, will speak at the next FORTCAST chapter meeting

May 4, 2015: Associate Professor Sue van den Heever Receives 2015 Graduate Student Council Award for Graduate Student Advising and Mentorship

April 29, 2015: 2015 Incoming Fall Students Receive AMS, NSF, and PRSE Fellowships

April 21, 2015: Physics Today Features Article by M.S. 2014 Graduate Annareli Morales

April 17, 2015: Professor James R. Fleming Receives 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award

April 17, 2015: Christina McCluskey and Adele Igel Receive Outstanding Department Honors at the Herbert Riehl Memorial Award/Alumni Award Ceremony

April 16, 2015: Associate Professor Susan C. van den Heever Named CSU Monfort Professor

March 31, 2015: Congratulations 2015 NSF Fellowship Recipients and Honorable Mentions

March 23, 2015: First Lady's Kitchen Garden becomes part of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) citizen science network

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Our top-rated department focuses on graduate education, cutting-edge research, and public service. We currently have 16 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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F-101B Used For Severe Storm Research

Around 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."

Tenure track faculty positions in (1) clouds and mesoscale processes, and (2) surface-atmosphere interactions – with expertise in land-atmosphere coupling preferred.

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Welcome Fall 2015 Students

Julie Barnum Emily Bell
Jared Brewer Samuel Childs
Trenton Davis Kimberly Fewless
Sean Freeman Karly Jackson
Andrea Jenney Nathan Kelly
Jakob Lindaas Louis Rivoire
Richard Schulte Derek Weber
Justin Whitaker

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The FRTSC is taking a break, but will be back Sept. 2015!!!

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Dewpoint: 46°F ( 8°C)
Relative Humidity: 51%
Wind Speed: 4 mph, gusts 5 mph
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Wind Direction: 15°
Pressure: 838 hPa ( 24.77 in)

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