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March 19, 2019

Teen Science Café takes a look at Earth from space

Learn how scientists monitor Earth’s atmosphere and environment using satellites at April's Teen Science Café. Matt Rogers from the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere will talk about the principles of light, how light interacts with the environment, and how that can be used to measure our world from orbit. When: 5-7 p.m., with the presentation starting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 10Where: Everyday Joe’s Coffee House, 144 S.…
February 20, 2019

Next FORTCAST event to discuss Colorado Snow Survey

Brian Domonkos is supervisor of the Colorado Snow Survey, overseeing snow monitoring operations in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and southern Wyoming. Learn more about our precious Colorado snowpack at FORTCAST's next What's Brewing in Weather & Climate talk. The discussion topic will be the Colorado Snow Survey, which provides mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for the western United States. Its applications include water supply management, flood control, climate modeling,…
February 18, 2019

Entomologists will talk bugs at March Teen Science Café

What's it like working in the world of arthropods and Colorado insects? Bring your entomology questions to March's Teen Science Café. CSU entomology graduate students Erika Peirce and Melissa Schreiner will answer questions about insects, jobs, college, social media, travel, beekeeping, macrophotography and insect collecting. When: 5-7 p.m., with the presentation starting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13.Where: Everyday Joe’s Coffee House, 144 S. Mason St., Fort CollinsPresenters: CSU entomology…
February 14, 2019

Ben Toms earns 2 AMS outstanding presentation awards

Ph.D. student Ben Toms was chosen for two outstanding presentation awards at the American Meteorological Society's annual meeting in January in Phoenix. Toms was honored for work completed during his M.S. studies, under the supervision of Professor Sue van den Heever. The Climate Variability and Change Program Committee selected Toms' presentation, "Quantifying the Dependence of the Global Response to the Madden–Julian Oscillation on the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation," for an Outstanding Student…
February 1, 2019

Prof. Denning answers questions about weird winter weather phenomena

Editor’s note: Extreme cold weather can produce unusual phenomena, from so-called sea smoke to slushy ocean waves. As atmospheric scientist Scott Denning explains, these striking events are caused mainly by the behavior of water at very cold temperatures. Why do lake and ocean waters appear to steam during cold snaps? There are three phases, or states, of water: solid ice, liquid water and gaseous water vapor. Even in extremely cold…


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By Tim Cronin of Massachusetts Institute of Technology
On March 29

Hosted by David Thompson

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Characteristics of Hailstorms and Enso-Induced Extreme Storm Variability in Subtropical South America

By Zachary Bruick
On March 25, 3:30 p.m.

Advisor Kristen Rasmussen