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August 19, 2019

Ride along with Arsineh Hecobian as she tracks methane plumes for $1.7M project

As days turn to nights in Broomfield, Colorado, residents may spot a white Chevrolet Tahoe with a pole jutting out its top slowly moving through neighborhoods and down city streets. The SUV is jam-packed with sensitive equipment tracking what people are breathing in Broomfield, which sits atop a major oil and gas production zone. It’s a crucial component of a collaborative, multiyear study examining the relationship between oil and gas…
August 15, 2019

Peter Marinescu and Faith Groff earn student honors at AMS conference

Ph.D. candidate Peter Marinescu and M.S. student Faith Groff took top student honors at the 18th AMS Mesoscale Processes Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Marinescu, advised by Professor Sue van den Heever and University Distinguished Professor Sonia Kreidenweis, was awarded first place for his poster based on the results from a model intercomparison study involving different research groups from around the world. The groups simulated the same case study in order…
August 14, 2019

Elizabeth Barnes receives AMS Meisinger Award for early career research

In the short seven years since earning her Ph.D., Department of Atmospheric Science Associate Professor Elizabeth (Libby) Barnes has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the climate system. In recognition of her research on extratropical circulation and its response to climate change, Barnes will receive a highly competitive, national award from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) at its Centennial Meeting in Boston in January. The Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award,…
August 8, 2019

New CSU president highlights department in 5280 Magazine interview

In her interview with 5280 Magazine, CSU President Joyce McConnell recognized the atmospheric science program as one of the best in the country. "... We really need to elevate CSU on a state, national, and international level. We need people to understand the pathbreaking work that’s being done here. We want people, when they hear the name CSU, to think about not only the fact that we have one of…
July 31, 2019

Jeff Collett and Paul DeMott named AMS Fellows

Jeff Collett and Paul DeMott have been recognized by the American Meteorological Society for "outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their applications during a substantial period of years." They will be inducted as fellows at the AMS Centennial Meeting in Boston in January. "I am honored to have been nominated by my colleagues and appreciate AMS recognition of my work in atmospheric chemistry and…


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Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Progress and challenges

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