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September 11, 2023

CSU ATS welcomes applications for an Assistant Professor in Surface-Atmosphere Interactions

The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University has announced an opening for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level.  We solicit candidates in the research area of surface-atmosphere interactions.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, land-atmosphere interactions, atmospheric boundary layer, carbon cycle, and cryosphere-atmosphere interactions.  Applications are requested by October 31, 2023. The job posting is here: 
September 15, 2023

Sonia Kreidenweis Recognized with the AGU Kaufman Outstanding Research and Unselfish Cooperation Award

It was announced on September 13 that Prof. Sonia Kreidenweis has been recognized with the Yorum J. Kaufman Outstanding Research and Unselfish Cooperation Award by the Atmospheric Sciences section of the American Geophysical Union. According to AGU, this award is presented yearly to recognize a senior scientist’s broad influence in atmospheric science. “Notable contributions can include the awardee’s exceptional creativity, inspiration of younger scientists, mentoring, international collaborations, and unselfish cooperation…
September 10, 2023

Climate conditions ripe for more grape-growing regions in Colorado, new CSU study finds

A study led by CSU climatologist Peter Goble, who is based in the Colorado Climate Center and ATS, showed that climate conditions that enable grapes to thrive in Palisade also exist in other parts of Western Colorado and near Cañon City. This could lead to expansion of the state’s wine industry according to the article published in Journal of Applied and Service Climatology. More details can be found in a…

Chris Kummerow named Professor of the Year

The Atmospheric Science graduate representatives selected Professor Chris Kummerow as the Professor of the Year, an award announced during the New Student Welcome Picnic at Spring Canyon Park on September 5. Graduate Representative Angelie Nieves Jiménez announced the honor. The awardee is selected based on the individual who received the strongest feedback for teaching excellence on student course evaluations. The graduate representatives shared some of the praise for Chris’s teaching…
September 5, 2023

ATS faculty, research staff, alumnus receive AMS awards

The American Meteorological Society announced this week the recipients of its 2024 awards and honors. The recipients include several current and recent members of the department. Professors A.R. Ravishankara and David Thompson were named as Fellows of the AMS. The nomination is open to all 13,000 or so AMS members, and a select few are elected as new fellows each year by the Society’s governing body. AMS Fellows have made outstanding…
September 1, 2023

Department AI Research Featured in CSU Source Article

Some of the Department’s innovative research using artificial intelligence (AI) to tackle complex problems in weather and climate was featured in a recent Source article by Jayme DeLoss. In particular, the article highlights the work being done in the research teams led by Professors Elizabeth Barnes and Russ Schumacher using machine learning to gain insights into the inner-workings and prediction of climate and weather. The article also features work by ATS graduate…


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Upcoming Colloquium

Quantifying the Impact of Tropospheric Chlorine

By Pete Edwards of Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Labs and the UK National Centre for Atmospheric Science
On October 5, 3 p.m.

Hosted by Emily Fischer

Upcoming Defenses

MS Defense

Data-driven Models for Subseasonal Cyclogenesis Forecasts in the East Pacific and North Atlantic

By Zaibeth Carlo-Frontera
On October 6, 10:00 a.m.

Advisor Elizabeth Barnes and Eric Maloney

Recent Research Articles

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