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December 9, 2021

Department honors 2021 Outstanding Alum Tristan L’Ecuyer

The department recognized 2021 Outstanding Alum Tristan L'Ecuyer Dec. 9 in a hybrid ceremony held both virtually and at ATS. Department Head Jeff Collett introduced L'Ecuyer and presented him with the trophy. Collett shared a passage from L'Ecuyer's cover letter submitted with his application to the graduate program in 1997. "'I am a hard-working student who is very eager to learn and have the opportunity to make a significant contribution…
December 6, 2021

Congratulations to our Fall 2021 graduates!

The department celebrated fall graduates with a hybrid in-person and Zoom ceremony Nov. 30. Advisers shared information about each graduate, and family and friends were able to attend. We asked our graduating students about their plans following graduation and the most important thing they learned at CSU. Here are their responses. Michael Cheeseman "I will continue working with Jeff and Bonne to investigate air pollutant exposure disparities at the intersection…
December 2, 2021

Kathryn Moore and Ting-Yu Cha awarded Dietrich and Shrake-Culler scholarships

In a hybrid ceremony Tuesday, held in person and on Zoom, Kathryn Moore received the David L. Dietrich Honorary Scholarship and Ting-Yu Cha received the Shrake-Culler Scholarship. After announcement of their awards, Moore and Cha each briefly presented their work. Moore's advisers, University Distinguished Professor Sonia Kreidenweis and Senior Research Scientist Paul DeMott, nominated her for the Dietrich Scholarship based on her academic achievement and her skills as an aerosol…
November 30, 2021

Tropical Meteorology Project correctly predicted above-average 2021 hurricane season

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season was above average – in line with forecasts issued by Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project. Twenty-one named storms formed in 2021 (the third most on record), with seven of these storms becoming hurricanes and four reaching major hurricane strength. The average Atlantic hurricane season has 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes. Seven named storms and two hurricanes made landfall in the…
November 11, 2021

Tristan L’Ecuyer named 2021 Outstanding Alum

University of Wisconsin professor and director of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies Tristan L’Ecuyer was selected as the 2021 recipient of the department's Outstanding Alum Award. He will receive the award and present a seminar on his work Dec. 9 at ATS. L’Ecuyer earned his Ph.D. from the department in 2001, under the supervision of Graeme Stephens, who is now a professor emeritus. His dissertation was “Uncertainties in…
November 8, 2021

Sue van den Heever to lead NASA’s $177M INCUS mission to study storms in the Tropics

NASA has announced a $177 million Earth science mission led by Colorado State University that will study the behavior of storms in the Tropics, with the goal of better representing these storms in weather and climate models. The mission will be a collection of three small satellites, flying in tight coordination, and is called Investigation of Convective Updrafts (INCUS). It is expected to launch in 2027 as part of NASA’s…
November 1, 2021

Russ Schumacher’s group develops heavy rainfall forecast tool used nationwide

Researchers in Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science have developed a tool for predicting heavy rainfall that is now used daily by the Weather Prediction Center, part of the National Weather Service. By working with the Weather Prediction Center over the past several years, Associate Professor Russ Schumacher and his group were able to tailor the tool to suit forecasters’ needs. Read the full Source article, "From research to…


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