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Presenter: Graduate Students and Post Docs
Date: October 9
(no regular colloquium)
Title: Young Scientist Symposium on Atmospheric Research

Hosted by AAAR and FORTCAST

September 28, 2015: 2015 AMS President, Alexander MacDonald, Will Speak at the Next FORTCAST Chapter Meeting

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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at Colorado State University

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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Vonder Haar distinguished Professor


Prof Vonder Haar - Distinguished Professor

Professor Tom Vonder Haar elected to CSU’s University Distinguished Professor group

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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New Students

Welcome Fall 2015 Students

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

              Ph.D. Defense
Adam Rydbeck
Location: ATS Large Classroom (ATS 101)
Date: October 14, 1:00 pm
Advisor: Eric Maloney
Defense Title: Initiation and Intensification of East Pacific Easterly Waves

              Ph.D. Defense
Amanda Sheffield
Location: ATS Large Classroom (ATS 101)
Date: October 15, 1:00 pm
Advisor: van den Heever

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Zombies Among Us -- the TRUE Story of the Walking Dead (or the Rambling Very Sick) Presented by Dr. Janice Moore Wednesday October 14 5pm - 7pm Everyday Joe's Coffee House

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Temp: 50°F ( 10°C)
Dewpoint: 47°F ( 8°C)
Relative Humidity: 88%
Wind Speed: 1 mph, gusts 2 mph
(1 km/h, gusts 3 km/h)
Wind Direction: 247°
Pressure: 844 hPa ( 24.96 in)

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