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October 25, 2018

NASA chooses Sue van den Heever to co-chair Science Advisory Group

Professor Sue van den Heever has been appointed to co-chair NASA's Science Advisory Group to guide the implementation of the Decadal Survey study of aerosol and clouds, convection, and precipitation. The advisory group will serve as the study's primary connection to the wider science and applications communities. "Sue was selected for this role due to her expertise and stellar international reputation in the field," said Atmospheric Science Department Head Jeff…
October 24, 2018

Atmospheric scientists to weather the stormiest place on Earth

In 2006, Kristen Rasmussen read a paper titled, “Where are the most intense thunderstorms on Earth?” – and she was hooked. The answer was a sparse region in Argentina’s Andean foothills. Rasmussen, then a University of Washington graduate student, flung herself into studying the monstrous storms that darken subtropical South American skies: their structure, their genesis, and why they occur there, and not elsewhere. Now a Colorado State University assistant…
October 22, 2018

National Weather Service forecaster to speak at FORTCAST event Oct. 30

National Weather Service forecaster William Mokry, currently based in Cheyenne, will talk about his experience with the NWS at the next installment of FORTCAST’s What’s Brewing in Weather and Climate series. Mokry's interests include geospatial analysis, environmental science, hydrology, radar meteorology, decision support services and hydrometerology. He received his M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of North Dakota. Discussion will begin 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, upstairs at Tap &…
October 18, 2018

Xubin Zeng chosen as 2018 ATS Outstanding Alum

Xubin Zeng has been selected as the 2018 CSU ATS Outstanding Alum. Zeng received his Ph.D. from the department in 1992, advised by Roger Pielke. The title of his dissertation was “Chaos Theory and Its Application in the Atmosphere.” Zeng is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona, where he holds the Agnese N. Haury Endowed Chair in the Environment and serves as director of…
October 17, 2018

Anna Hodshire and Kai-Chih Tseng awarded scholarships

Anna Hodshire was presented with the David L. Dietrich Honorary Scholarship, and Kai-Chih Tseng was given the Shrake-Culler Scholarship in a ceremony Oct. 16. Both recipients were unaware of their selection until the announcements by their advisors during the presentation. The Dietrich Scholarship, funded each year by Fort Collins-based Air Resource Specialists, Inc., is given in honor of retired ARS President David Dietrich. The award goes to a CSU student…


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Watching the Earth Breathe from Space: The OCO-2 and OCO-3 missions

By Annmarie Eldering of NASA/JPL
On November 16

Hosted by Chris Kummerow

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Interactions Between the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Mesoscale to Global Scale Phenomena

By Ben Toms
On November 12, 2:30 p.m.

Advisor Sue van den Heever