There are no current colloquia scheduled at this time.
May 18, 2017: Distinguished Alum Award Call for Nominations
May 17, 2017: Fort Collins Climate Action Plan topic of fourth What's Brewing in Weather & Climate
May 16, 2017: Alex Naegele selected as SoGES Fellow
May 10, 2017: Sue van den Heever promoted to professor
May 5, 2017: Christina McCluskey receives Alumni Award; Aryeh Drager selected for Riehl Award
April 28, 2017: A.R. Ravishankara named University Distinguished Professor
April 27, 2017: Libby Barnes receives Honorable Mention for Graduate Advising and Mentorship
April 26, 2017: SOURCE: Atmos researchers collaborate on $3.8M wildfire smoke study
April 14, 2017: Ben Toms receives DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
April 14, 2017: Stephanie Henderson awarded NSF AGS-PRF
April 11, 2017: Third What's Brewing in Weather & Climate talk covers the economics of climate change mitigation
April 6, 2017: SOURCE: CSU team predicts slightly below-average 2017 Atlantic hurricane season
March 31, 2017: SOURCE: CSU Tropical Meteorology Project has new co-author, Michael Bell
March 30, 2017: CSU Magazine: C3LOUD-Ex gives scientists a closer look for more accurate predictions
March 24, 2017: Leah Grant receives Student Council Travel Award
March 17, 2017: Christina McCluskey earns first place for AMS conference presentation
March 10, 2017: Christina McCluskey selected for prestigious NCAR fellowship
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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Orbiting Carbon Observatory Launch
The Department of Atmospheric Science participated in the launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite.
NASA successfully launched its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide at 2:56 a.m. PDT (5:56 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) is NASA’s first dedicated Earth remote sensing satellite to study atmospheric carbon dioxide from Space. OCO-2 is an exploratory science mission designed to collect space-based global measurements of atmospheric CO2 with the precision, resolution, and coverage needed to characterize sources and sinks (fluxes) on regional scales (=1000km). OCO-2 will also be able to quantify CO2 variability over the seasonal cycles year after year. This mission will also validate a space-based measurement apporach and analysis concept that could be used for future systematic CO2 monitoring missions.
Location: 101 ATS
Date: May 30, 2 p.m.
Advisor: Chris Kummerow
Defense Title: Exploring the Limits of Variational Passive Microwave Retrievals
Location: 101 ATS
Date: June 1, 10 a.m.
Advisor: Russ Schumacher
Defense Title: Cold-season tornadoes: climatological, meteorlogical, and social perspectives
Teen Science Café will return in September. Check back in August for more information.
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