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Presenter: Fred Carr
From : University of Oklahoma
Date: September 30
Title: Can the U.S. Become the World Leader in Numerical Weather Prediction?”

Hosted by Russ Schumacher


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 16 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 recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.


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History of the Department of Atmospheric Science

OCO-2 satellite

    2014

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 NASAs 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.

Two tenure-track faculty
positions at the assistant
or associate professor level

Upcoming Events

FORTCAST Meeting
September 26, 2016
2016 AMS President
Frederick H. Carr

2016 Young Scientist
Symposium on Atmospheric
Research (YSSAR)
Friday, November 4, 2016

Defenses

             Masters Defense
Steven Brey
Location: ATS West Seminar Room (121 ATS West)
Date: October 3, 12:00pm
Advisor: Prof. Fischer
Defense Title: USING OPERATIONAL HMS SMOKE OBSERVATIONS TO GAIN INSIGHTS ON NORTH AMERICAN SMOKE TRANSPORT AND IMPLICATIONS FOR AIR QUALITY

              Ph.D. Defense
Aaron Pina
Location: ATS 101 Large Classroom
Date: October 10, 1:00pm
Advisor: Profs. Denning and Ojima
Defense Title: A Social-Ecological Approach to Managing Agricultural Ammonia Emissions and Nitrogen Deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park

December 2015
December 2014
December 2013

Join us October 12th 5:00-7:00pm @Everyday Joe's Coffee House

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Temp: 64°F ( 18°C)
Dewpoint: 33°F ( 0°C)
Relative Humidity: 32%
Wind Speed: 5 mph, gusts 8 mph
(9 km/h, gusts 12 km/h)
Wind Direction: 103°
Pressure: 852 hPa ( 25.20 in)
     

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