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Faculty Profiles

Dave Thompson Russ Schumacher Emily Fischer Jeff Collett Libby Barnes Jeff Pierce Chris O'Dell Chris Kummerow Scott Denning Steve Rutledge Dave Randall Eric Maloney Sue van den Heever Sonia Kriedenweis Richard Johnson Thomas Birner Wayne Schubert

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Bill Cotton, Bill Gray, and Tom Vonder Haar.

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Academic

barnes

Elizabeth A. Barnes - Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - 2012 - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Understanding the mechanisms driving the variability of the atmosphere to better interpret and predict its behavior over a range of climates.
Birner

Thomas Birner - Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - 2003 - Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  • Atmospheric & climate dynamics, general circulation, dynamics of the coupled troposphere / stratosphere system
Collett

Jeffrey L. Collett, Jr. - Professor and Department Head

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering - 1989 - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • Environmental chemistry, aqueous phase chemistry and cloud microphysics measurements, gas and aerosol scavenging, precipitation and deposition processes, and air quality
Denning

A. Scott Denning - Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - 1994 - Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Global biogeochemical cycles (especially the carbon cycle), global-scale transport of atmospheric trace gases, land-surface climate and climate modeling, atmospheric boundary, numerical modeling and simulation
fischer

Emily Fischer - Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - 2010 - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • Field-based and applied modeling approaches to investigate the sources of atmospheric trace gases to remote environments
Johnson

Richard H. Johnson - Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - 1975 - University of Washington, Seattle
  • Atmospheric convection, boundary-layer meteorology, and synoptic and mesoscale meteorology
Kreidenweis

Sonia M. Kreidenweis - Professor

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering - 1989 - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • Atmospheric chemistry, aerosol chemistry and physics, experimental and modeling studies of aerosol/cloud/climate interactions, and visibility
Kummerow

Christian D. Kummerow - Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics - 1987 - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Atmospheric radiative transfer and remote sensing of hydrological parameters
Maloney

Eric D. Maloney - Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - 2000 - University of Washington, Seattle
  • Tropical Meteorology, climate dynamics, ocean-atmosphere interaction
odell

Chris O'Dell - Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. 2001, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Atmospheric radiation and remote sensing, with interests in satellite measurements of greenhouse gases and the use of remote sensing to diagnose climate feedbacks.
pierce

Jeffrey Pierce - Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. In Chemical Engineering - 2008 - Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Aersols, Cloud microphysics, New-particle formation and growth
Randall

David A. Randall - Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - 1976 - University of California, Los Angeles
  • General circulation modeling, planetary boundary layer, convective cloud dynamics, and cloud/climate studies
Ravishankara

A. R. Ravishankara - Professor

  • Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry - 1975 - University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Ozone layer depletion, climate change, and air quality
  • Joint appointment with CSU Department of Chemistry

 

Rutledge

Steven A. Rutledge - Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - 1983 - University of Washington, Seattle
  • Radar and mesoscale meteorology, precipitation physics, and atmospheric electricity
Schubert

Wayne H. Schubert - Professor

  • Ph.D. in Meteorology - 1973 - University of California, Los Angeles
  • Dynamic and theoretical meteorology, parameterization of cumulus convection, clouds/climate studies, and marine meteorology
Schumacher

Russ S. Schumacher - Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - 2008 - Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Mesoscale meteorology, mesoscale convective systems, weather analysis and forecasting, the climatology of precipitation, precipitation extremes, flash floods, and societal impacts of weather.
Thompson

David W. J. Thompson - Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - 2000 - University of Washington, Seattle
  • Global climate variability, climate change, large-scale atmospheric dynamics, ocean-atmosphere interaction, and climate impacts
van den Heever

Sue van den Heever - Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science - 2001 - Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Convective storms, mesoscale meteorology, numerical modeling, cloud physics and dynamics, aerosol indirect effects
Vonder Haar

Thomas H. Vonder Haar - Professor

  • Ph.D. in Meteorology - 1968 - University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Satellite meteorology, radiation physics, and global climate

Emeritus

Myron J. Corrin (deceased)
  • Ph.D. - 1946 - University of Chicago
  • Professor - Atmospheric chemistry
William R. Cotton
  • Ph.D. in Meteorology - 1970 - Pennsylvania State University
  • Numerical modeling, cloud physics and dynamics, and mesoscale meteorology
Stephen K. Cox
  • Ph.D. - 1967 - University of Wisconsin
  • Professor and Department Head - Atmospheric radiation and remote sensing
Lewis O. Grant
(deceased)
  • M.S. - 1948 - California Institute of Technology
  • Professor - Precipitation physics, weather modification, mountain weather, and hydrometeorology
William M. Gray
  • Ph.D. - 1964 - University of Chicago
  • Professor - Tropical meteorology, atmospheric vortices, cumulus convection, and marine meteorology
  • Currently a Senior Research Scientist
Bernard Haurwitz (deceased)
  • Ph.D. - 1927 - University of Leipzig
  • Professor - Atmospheric dynamics
Thomas B. McKee
  • Ph.D. - 1972 - Colorado State University
  • Professor - Atmospheric physics and climatology
  • Colorado State Climatologist
Roger A. Pielke, Sr.
  • Ph.D. - 1973 - Pennsylvania State University
  • Professor - Mesoscale modeling, weather forecasting, and air quality monitoring
  • Colorado State Climatologist
Elmar R. Reiter
  • Ph.D. - 1953 - University of Innsbruck
  • Professor - Tropical meteorology
Herbert H. Riehl (deceased)
  • Ph.D. - 1947 - University of Chicago
  • Professor - Tropical meteorology
Peter C. Sinclair
  • Ph.D. - 1966 - University of Arizona
  • Associate Professor - Severe storms, cumulus dynamics, thunderstorm modification, and meteorological instrumentation
Graeme L. Stephens
  • Ph.D. in Meteorology - 1977 - University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Radiation theory, radiative parameterization, cloud/climate studies, and remote sensing

Affiliate

Scott Braun
  • Ph.D. - 1995 - University of Washington
  • Research Meteorologist, NASA GSFC
Robert Cifelli
  • Ph.D. - 1996 - Colorado State University
  • Scientist for CIRA-Boulder, NOAA ESRL
Christopher Davis
  • Ph.D. - 1990 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Deputy Group Head - NCAR MMM
Wiebke Deierling
  • Ph.D. - 2006 - University of Huntsville, Alabama
  • Project Scientist I - NCAR/RAL
Curtis Deutsch
  • Ph.D. - 2003 - Princeton
  • Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
Mark DeMaria
  • Ph.D. - 1983 - Colorado State University
  • Leader - National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS)
  • Fellow - Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
  • Colorado State University (CSU) Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Team
Christopher Fairall
  • Ph.D. - 1970 - Michigan State University
  • Supervisory Physicist, CIRES
Michael Fiorino
  • Ph.D. - 1987 - Naval Postgraduate School
  • Meteorologist, Assimilation and Modeling Branch, Global Systems Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado
  • Commander, U.S. Navy (retired)
Steven Fletcher
  • Ph.D. – 2004 – University of Reading
  • Research Scientist III - CIRA
Rolando Garcia
  • Ph.D. - 1974 - University of Miami
  • Scientist for NCAR-Atmospheric Chemistry Division
Rolf F. Herstenstein
  • Ph.D. - Colorado State University
  • Research Scientist - Colorado Research Associates - NWRA
S. Randy Kawa
  • Ph.D. - 1998 - Colorado State University
  • Physical Scientist - Goddard Space Flight Center - NASA
Steven Krueger
  • Ph.D. - 1985 - University of California, L.A.
  • Professor - Department of Meteorology - University of Utah
Timothy Lang
  • Ph.D. - 2001 - Colorado State University
  • Research Assistant, Atmospheric Measurements, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
Peter Lauritzen
  • Ph.D. - 2005 - University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Scientist II, Atmospheric Modeling & Predictability Section, NCAR, Boulder
Jin-Luen Lee
  • Ph.D. - 1991 - University of Utah
  • Scientist for ESRL
Nicole Lovenduski
  • Ph.D. - 2007 - UCLA
  • Assistant Professor - University of Colorado
Christa Peters-Lidard
  • Ph.D. - 1997 - Princeton University
  • Physical Scientist and Head, Hydrological Scineces Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Walter Lyons
  • Ph.D. - 1970 - University of Chicago
  • President and Senior Scientist, Forensic Meteorology Associates, Inc./ FMA Research, Inc.
Sergey Matrosov
  • Ph.D. - 1985 - Lenigrad State University
  • Research Scientist for CIRES
Steven Miller
  • Ph.D. - 2000 - Colorado State University
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere - Colorado State University
Mitchell Moncrieff
  • Ph.D. - 1970 - London University
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research
James Moum
  • Ph.D. - 1984 - University of British Columbia
  • Professor, Oregon State University
William Randel
  • Ph.D. - 1984 - Iowa State University
  • Director - National Center for Atmospheric Research
Paul Roberts
  • Ph.D. - 1975 - California Institute of Technology
  • Chief Scientific Officer - STI
Wei-Kuo Tao
  • Ph.D. - 1982 - University of Illinois
  • Senior Research Meteorologist - Goddard Space Flight Center - NASA
Tammy Weckwerth
  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
  • Scientist III, NCAR
Morris Weisman
  • Ph.D. - 1990 - Pennsylvania State University
  • Senior Scientist, NCAR
Kyle Wiens
  • Ph.D. - 2005 - Colorado State University
  • Assistant Professor Texas Technology University

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