Presenter: Jeff Whitaker
From : NOAA
Date: April 7
Hosted by Chris Slocum
March 17, 2017: Christina McCluskey earns first place for AMS conference presentation
March 10, 2017: Christina McCluskey selected for prestigious NCAR fellowship
March 8, 2017: Second "What's Brewing in Weather & Climate" talk covers air quality and your health
March 3, 2017: Brody Fuchs, Erik Nielsen and Sam Childs earn awards at AMS conferences
February 25, 2017: Department grad students and staff participate in Little Shop of Physics Open House
February 24, 2017: Ben Toms awarded first place for presentation at AMS annual meeting
February 10, 2017: 9News report: CSU receives gift of weather radar system
January 27, 2017: Melissa Burt, Emily Fischer and Manda Adams receive AMS Special Award for Earth Science Women's Network
January 20, 2017: Stephanie Henderson and Brandon Wolding selected for Outstanding Student Paper Awards
January 19, 2017: Source interview: Postdoctoral fellow Gregg Schill discusses his climate research
January 10, 2017: FORTCAST launches "What's Brewing in Weather & Climate" series
January 9, 2017: Associate Professor Michael Bell awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
December 12, 2016: Steven Brey receives Dietrich Award and Spark Student Presentation Award
November 30, 2016: ATS M.S. Student, Karly Reimel, Attends GOES-R Launch
Welcome to the Department of Atmospheric Science
at Colorado State University
Our top-rated department focuses on graduate education,
cutting-edge research, and public service. We currently have
17 faculty members, nearly one hundred graduate students,
approximately 50 full-time researchers, and an outstanding and dedicated support staff. Our diverse areas of
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
celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012.
CSU Atmospheric Science is a leading global institution, and as such, all members of our community regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical ability, age, socioeconomic status or nationality are welcome as equal contributors. We value and appreciate diversity, and we believe that diversity on our campus strengthens our entire scientific community.
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F-101B Used For Severe Storm ResearchAround 1974, Colorado State University operated an F-101B aircraft as shown in this image. During its time under CSU control, the aircraft carried the civilian serial number N8234 and the nickname, ‘the grey ghost’. This aircraft was used to study severe storms under the direction of Professor Peter Sinclair of the Department of Atmospheric Science. During the program, it was based at the Buckley Air National Guard Base in Denver.
CSU contracted with Flight Test Research, Inc., of California who provided an experienced test pilot named Jim Lucy. Dr. Sinclair rode in the back seat running the instrumentation after selecting the storm to be penetrated. Most flights were made over northern Colorado and western Nebraska in thunderheads of 35,000 to 45,000 feet where the plane encountered high turbulence, lightning, and hail.
The plane was nicknamed "The Gray Ghost: which became its call sign. The CSU F-101 was returned to the Air Force and is now located at the Air Museum in Topeka, Kansas."
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