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September 22, 2022

Senate votes to phase out climate-warming chemicals; Scott Denning provides context

The U.S. Senate voted to ratify an international treaty on Sept. 21 and join 137 other countries in agreeing to phase out a class of climate-warming chemicals that are widely used as coolants in refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps. Professor Scott Denning explains why this is important in his piece for The Conversation, "US Senate ratifies treaty to phase down climate-warming HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners – but…
September 21, 2022

Kevin Yang and Madison Shogrin win AMS student presentation awards

Kevin Yang and Madison Shogrin each received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award from the AMS Collective Madison Meeting Aug. 8-12 in Madison, Wisconsin. Yang earned first place and Shogrin earned second place for their oral presentations during the 16th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation. Yang presented results from a recent paper accepted by Geophysical Research Letters, which focuses on understanding the radiative impact of near-cloud aerosols using a newly developed machine…
September 20, 2022

Department renames Alumni Award to honor alumna Maria Silva Dias

Department Head Eric Maloney announced Monday the renaming of the Alumni Award in honor of alumna Maria Silva Dias. The award is given annually to a senior Ph.D. student for outstanding research. Silva Dias was the first woman to graduate with a Ph.D. from the department, in 1979. She founded the atmospheric science department at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where she has been a professor for most of…
September 15, 2022

Melissa Burt joins ADVANCEGeo Partnership as co-PI

Assistant Professor Melissa Burt has joined the ADVANCEGeo Partnership to reduce hostile and exclusionary workplace behaviors that contribute to low diversity in the earth and space sciences and other STEM disciplines. The partnership formed in 2017, funded by a National Science Foundation ADVANCE award. Today ADVANCEGeo announced the NSF ADVANCE Program has contributed an additional $1.2 million to expand the partnership's work. The ADVANCEGeo program aims to catalyze behavioral and…
September 12, 2022

CSU researchers study climate intervention to lessen impacts of climate change

Professor James Hurrell, who is also the Scott Presidential Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering, was interviewed by Denver television station 9News about Colorado State University's research on climate intervention.  "No climate scientist is advocating that we do climate intervention at this point in time, but we feel that it’s important to do the research on this," Hurrell said in the interview. View the 9News interview and read the article…
September 8, 2022

Elizabeth Barnes named Professor of the Year

Professor Elizabeth Barnes was presented with the Professor of the Year award for the 2021-22 academic year during the New Student Welcome Picnic Aug. 31. Atmospheric Science graduate representatives determine the recipient based on which professor received the most feedback for teaching excellence on course evaluations by students. Graduate representative Emily Gordon presented Barnes with the award, noting that she was the professor most likely to be recommended to other…


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