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Presenter: Isla Simpson
From : NCAR
Date: December 4
Title: The mid-latitude circulation response to global warming and implications for regional hydroclimate

Hosted by Libby Barnes

November 4, 2015: American Meteorological Society Awards Fellowships to Five Dept. of Atmospheric Science Students

October 22, 2015: PROGRESS (PROmoting Geoscience Research Education and SuccesS)

October 14, 2015: University Distinguished Professor Sonia Kreidenweis Receives the 2015 David Sinclair Award

October 9, 2015: 5th Annual Young Scientist Symposium on Atmospheric Research

October 5, 2015: SEA-POL: Advanced Ship-based Radar for Open-ocean Atmospheric Research

September 29, 2015: 2015 AMS Jule G. Charney Award Goes to Emeritus Professor Wayne Schubert

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

August 7, 2015: James Ruppert Receives 1st Place at 2015 AMS Conference on Meso Processes

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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              Ph.D. Defense
Elizabeth Thompson
Location: ATS Large Classroom (ATS 101)
Date: December 9, 1:00 pm
Advisor: Steven Rutledge
Defense Title: Tropical Warm Pool Rainfall Variability and Impact on Ocean Mixed Layer Depth throughout the MJO

             Masters Defense
Andrew Manaster
Location: ATS West Seminar Room (ATSW 121)
Date: December 10, 1:00 pm
Advisor: Chris Kummerow, Chris O'Dell

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