There are no current colloquia scheduled at this time.
May 23, 2016: Remembering Dr. Gray
May 23, 2016: Welcome ESMEI's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 2016 Interns!
May 17, 2016: ATS and CIRA Named CSU Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence
May 13, 2016" Congratulations Spring 2016 Atmos Graduates!
May 9, 2016: ATS PhD student Yi Li leads new PNAS publication examining shifts in oxidized and reduced nitrogen deposition in U.S.
May 6, 2016: Dr. Thomas C. Peterson - Ph.D. '91 - Receives 2016 CSU Atmospheric Science Distinguished Alumni Award
May 6, 2016: Jack Kodros and Leah Grant Receive Outstanding Department Honors at the Herbert Riehl Memorial Award/Alumni Award Ceremony
April 27, 2016: Ben Toms Awarded 2016 American Meteorological Society Graduate Fellowship
April 20, 2016: Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New GOES-R Antenna
April 18, 2016: Herbert Riehl, Alumni, and Outstanding Alumni Award Ceremony
April 16, 2016: In Memory of Professor Emeritus William Gray
April 6, 2016: CSU Atmospheric Science Professors Awarded EPA Grant to Study Wildfire Effects
March 28, 2016: Zitely Tzompa Receives 2015 Rocky Mountain States Section of Air and Waste Management Association Scholarship
March 15, 2016: Emily Riley Receives 2015 Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing - JGR-Atmospheres
March 4, 2016: FORTCAST to host Dr. Laura Sample McMeeking at their March Chapter Meeting
February 14, 2016: Dr. Eugene A. Mueller, radar pioneer, passes away
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
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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Department Ranked Among Top in the United StatesHistory: In 1982, on the occasion of the Department’s 20th Anniversary celebration, a number of leaders in Atmospheric Science in the US provided unsolicited statements and remarks congratulating the Department of Atmospheric Science for ranking among the top three in the US. They were Dr. Earl Droessler, Chief Scientist of NOAA; Dr. Eugene Bierly, Director of the NSF Atmospheric Science Division; Professor Verner Suomi from Wisconsin (an AMS Rossby Award winner); Dr. Richard Hallgren, Director of NOAA’s National Weather Service; and others. (Droessler, Bierly and Suomi all served as Presidents of the AMS and Hallgren later became its Executive Secretary. Dr. Droessler had earlier been one of the NOAA co-founders of CIRA with Professor Vonder Haar and the faculty of 1979-80). In addition, at the 20th Anniversary Dinner, Professor Peter Hobbs of the University of Washington presented Vonder Haar and the faculty with a surprise gift. It was a red and white t-shirt styled after a popular AVIS rental car commercial of the time. It was labeled in bold letters “Number 2”. This ascribed 2nd position to our Department, following, of course, the No. 1 ranked Atmospheric Science Department at Washington, widely recognized as one of the most outstanding in our field.
Welcome Fall 2016 Students
Location: ATS Large Classroom (ATS 101)
Date: June 8, 12:00 pm
Advisor: Jeff Collett
Defense Title: AQUEOUS ATMOSPHERIC ORGANIC PROCESSING: EFFECTS OF FOG AND CLOUD COMPOSITION
We are taking a break during the summer - see you back in the fall!
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