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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 15 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

Jim Rasmussen


Jim Rasmussen

Jim Rasmussen was a member of our faculty from 1968 to 1972


New Students

Welcome Fall 2016 Students

Jennifer Bukowski Ting-yu Cha
Michael Cheeseman Kyle Chudler
Eleanor Delap Luke Davis
Jonathan Martinez Kyle Nardi
Michael Natoli Katelyn O'Dell
Emily Ramnarine Naufal Razin
Bryn Ronalds Benjamin Toms
Benjamin Trabing Kai-Chih Tseng
Jungmin Park

              Ph.D. Defense
Robert Tournay
Location: ATS Large Classroom (101 ATS)
Date: July 8, 9:30 am
Advisor: Russ Schumacher (advisor) Tom Vonder Haar (co-advisor)

December 2015
December 2014
December 2013

We are taking a break during the summer - see you back in the fall!

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Temp: 61°F ( 16°C)
Dewpoint: 56°F ( 13°C)
Relative Humidity: 82%
Wind Speed: 6 mph, gusts 8 mph
(9 km/h, gusts 13 km/h)
Wind Direction: 140°
Pressure: 847 hPa ( 25.04 in)

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