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Russ Schumacher - Assistant Professor

Russ Schumacher

Career Overview

Russ Schumacher received his B.S. with majors in meteorology and humanities from Valparaiso University in Indiana in 2001.  He received his M.S. in 2003 and Ph.D. in 2008 from the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University.  His graduate research examined the processes that cause mesoscale convective systems to produce extreme precipitation.  Russ received an Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and spent 2008-2009 at NCAR in Boulder.  From 2009-2011, Russ was assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University.  He joined the CSU faculty in August 2011.

Teaching Interests

  • Mesoscale meteorology
  • Synoptic meteorology
  • Severe weather
  • Numerical weather prediction

Research Interests

  • Mesoscale meteorology, mesoscale convective systems, weather analysis and forecasting, the climatology
    of precipitation, precipitation extremes, flash floods, and societal impacts of weather

Research Sponsors

  • National Science Foundation
  • Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET)

Awards, Honors, and Positions

  • 2010 - National Science Foundation CAREER award
  • 2005 - "Paper of Note," Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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