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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 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 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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History of the Department of Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science Building


New Atmospheric Science Building

New Atmospheric Science Building established at Foothills Campus on the top of the hill


              Ph.D. Defense
David Duncan
Location: 101 ATS
Date: May 30, 2 p.m.
Advisor: Chris Kummerow
Defense Title: Exploring the Limits of Variational Passive Microwave Retrievals

             Masters Defense
Sam Childs
Location: 101 ATS
Date: June 1, 10 a.m.
Advisor: Russ Schumacher
Defense Title: Cold-season tornadoes: climatological, meteorlogical, and social perspectives

December 2016
December 2015
December 2014

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Temp: 60°F ( 16°C)
Dewpoint: 32°F ( 0°C)
Relative Humidity: 35%
Wind Speed: 8 mph, gusts 10 mph
(12 km/h, gusts 17 km/h)
Wind Direction: 144°
Pressure: 834 hPa ( 24.67 in)

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