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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…
October 15, 2018

Teen Science Café explores how beavers change landscapes

Before Europeans settled North America, an estimated 60 to 400 million beavers lived from the deserts of northern Mexico to the arctic tundra of Canada. Beavers were important engineers of wetlands and valley bottoms before being trapped to near extinction in the 19th century. With changing laws and ecosystem dynamics, where are the beavers today? At the next Teen Science Café, Juli Scamardo, a graduate student studying fluvial geomorphology in…
October 12, 2018

ATS faculty to hold leadership positions in AGU Atmospheric Sciences section

Professor James Hurrell will lead the Atmospheric Sciences section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as president for a two-year term starting in 2019. Hurrell served as president-elect in 2018. This week Professor Sue van den Heever also was elected as secretary of physics, dynamics and climate for the Atmospheric Sciences section for 2019-20. They are joined on the committee by Joyce Penner (University of Michigan; past president), Paul Newman…


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Upcoming Colloquium

2018 Young Scientist Symposium on Atmospheric Research (YSSAR)

By Keynote address at 12:45 p.m.: Betsy Weatherhead of Jupiter Intelligence Earth and Ocean Systems
On October 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hosted by ATS graduate students

Upcoming Defenses

PhD Defense

Atmospheric and Air Quality Implications of C2-C5 Alkane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

By Zitely Tzompa
On October 23, 1 p.m.

Advisor Emily Fischer