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August 10, 2022

Chih-Chi Hu, Allie Mazurek, Marqi Rocque receive ASCENT awards

Chih-Chi Hu, Allie Mazurek and Marqi Rocque have been selected for ASCENT (Assisting Students, Cultivating Excellence, Nurturing Talent) scholarships to fund international research opportunities. ASCENT is a department program established to enrich the graduate experience. Hu, advised by Professor Peter Jan van Leeuwen, will use the scholarship to collaborate with scientists at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts in the United Kingdom to build and test the research group's newly…
August 5, 2022

REU summer program culminates in research presentations

Congratulations to our interns on completing the NSF-funded REU Site in Earth System Science summer research program! The students presented their work from the past 10 weeks in oral presentations Tuesday and a poster session Thursday. The program is coordinated by Assistant Professor Melissa Burt and Senior Research Scientist Charlotte DeMott. From left to right, Tom Juliano, Jennifer Seth, Shay Magahey, Hannah McDaniel, Kenny Tam, Abe Tekoe, Marshall Baldwin, Linda…
August 4, 2022

CSU hurricane researchers reduce forecast but continue to predict active season

Colorado State University hurricane researchers have reduced their forecast slightly but continue to call for an above-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2022, citing the likely persistence of La Niña as a primary factor for the continued anticipation of an active season. Sea surface temperatures averaged across the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean are slightly warmer than normal. A warmer than normal tropical Atlantic provides more fuel for developing storms. However, sea…
July 28, 2022

Marking the anniversary of the 1997 Spring Creek Flood that inspired CoCoRaHS

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Spring Creek Flood of July 27-28, 1997, when unprecedented extreme rainfall on the western edge of Fort Collins caused a flash flood that killed five residents and caused $140 million in damages to Colorado State University’s campus. CSU’s Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering had a unique role in helping the community to move forward after the disaster. Even as the waters…
July 18, 2022

Kristen Rasmussen receives AMS Mountain Meteorology Early Career Award

Associate Professor Kristen Rasmussen has been recognized by the American Meteorological Society's Scientific and Technological Activities Commission. Rasmussen received the Outstanding Early Career Award from the AMS Committee on Mountain Meteorology for "advancing the scientific understanding of complex interactions between terrain and convective precipitation." The award is given to early career scientists who have made significant contributions to the discipline and are on a path to becoming science leaders in…
July 14, 2022

Air samples from Arctic region show how fast Earth is warming

While climate change is taking effect everywhere on Earth, the Arctic Circle is feeling those effects most of all, in the form of glacial melt, permafrost thaw and sea ice decline. Key players in climate change include the clouds that cover the Earth’s surface and the microscopic, airborne aerosols called ice nucleating particles that seed the formation of ice in those clouds. This dance of ice nucleation, cloud cover and…

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Herbert Riehl Memorial Award and Alumni Award Recipients' Technical Presentations

By Kevin Yang, Riehl Memorial Award recipient, and Ting-Yu Cha, Alumni Award recipient
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