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April 7, 2024

ATS researchers predicting well above-average 2024 Atlantic hurricane season

Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting an extremely active Atlantic hurricane season in their initial 2024 forecast. The team cites record warm tropical and eastern subtropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures as a primary factor for their prediction of 11 hurricanes this year. When waters in the eastern and central tropical and subtropical Atlantic are much warmer than normal in the spring, it tends to force a weaker subtropical high…
April 3, 2024

Prof. Jeffrey Collett named University Distinguished Professor

We are excited to announce that Professor and former Department Head Jeff Collett was named University Distinguished Professor (UDP).  UDP is the highest academic recognition awarded by the University, and the title of UDP is bestowed upon full professors on the basis of outstanding scholarship and achievement.  Professors receiving this title hold the distinction for the duration of their association with Colorado State University.  As of last year, there were…
February 8, 2024

Prof. Sonia Kreidenweis Elected to National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering is adding University Distinguished Professor, ATS Faculty member, and CIRA Fellow Sonia Kreidenweis as a new member for 2024. Election to the body is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education. Sonia was cited “For elucidating the impact of aerosols on climate, linking chemical composition and cloud formation capacity.”…
January 13, 2024

2024 Climate Change in Colorado report: Takeaways, context, and details

The third edition of the Climate Change in Colorado report was published on Jan. 8, 2024. Created by ATS researchers at Colorado State University, the new multi-chapter report combines and synthesizes relevant climate science information to help inform future management and planning of the state’s water resources. Previous editions of the report in 2008 and 2014 were among the first state-level climate change assessments ever conducted in the U.S. The…
January 12, 2024

Department Hosting a Virtual Meet & Greet for Prospective Students

The CSU Department of Atmospheric Science will be hosting a virtual meet & greet for prospective students on January 16, 2024, at 3:00 pm (MT). If you are considering our department for graduate school, please plan to join us for this special event where you will be able to chat with faculty and current students to hear firsthand about the research experience at our department. You will also have the…
December 20, 2023

Department to Host Reception at 104th AMS Annual Meeting

The CSU Department of Atmospheric Science will host a reception for alumni, faculty, students, and friends at the 104th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. This reception will occur on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 7:30 pm in the Key Ballroom Salon 3-4 of the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor. There will also be a meet and greet with ATS faculty for prospective students in the same space from…


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Upcoming Colloquium

Prof. Steve Rutledge Retirement Celebration

By Steve Rutledge of CSU
On April 25, 3 p.m.

Hosted by ATS Department

Upcoming Defenses

PhD Defense

From Surface to Tropopause: On the Vertical Structure of the Tropical Cyclone Vortex

By Alexander DesRosiers
On April 30, 10:00 am

Advisor Michael Bell

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Aaron J. Hill, Russ S. Schumacher, and Israel L. Jirak
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