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March 18, 2020

COVID-19 update: Department staff working remotely

The department office is closed and staff will be working from home until further notice. Staff can be reached by email or their office phone numbers. For building issues, please contact Hannah Gluckstern,, 491-8682. For student issues, please contact Graduate Adviser Sarah Tisdale (, 491-8360) or Associate Department Head Professor Eric Maloney (, 491-3368). For human resources questions, please contact Heather Packard,, 491-8356. For travel and purchasing questions,…
June 1, 2020

Kreidenweis group identifies cleanest air on Earth in first-of-its-kind study

Colorado State University Distinguished Professor Sonia Kreidenweis and her research group identified an atmospheric region unchanged by human-related activities in the first study to measure bioaerosol composition of the Southern Ocean south of 40 degrees south latitude. Kreidenweis’ group, based in the Department of Atmospheric Science, found the boundary layer air that feeds the lower clouds over the Southern Ocean to be pristine – free from particles, called aerosols, produced…
May 26, 2020

Kyle Chudler and Michael Cheeseman attend AMS Summer Policy Colloquium

Kyle Chudler and Michael Cheeseman have been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to attend the American Meteorological Society’s Summer Policy Colloquium. Normally held in Washington, D.C., the colloquium introduces participants to the policy process and covers timely weather and climate-related topics. Graduate students selected through a highly competitive process usually have the opportunity to meet policy makers and decision makers from Capitol Hill, federal agencies, academia, non-governmental organizations…
May 15, 2020

Congratulations to our Spring and Summer 2020 graduates!

In lieu of a spring commencement ceremony, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department recognized its spring and summer graduates with an online presentation. You can view the recording here. We asked our graduating students about their plans following graduation and the most important thing they learned at CSU. Here are their responses. Evie Bangs "I'm currently working as a chemist for the USDA Wildlife Services." "The…
May 13, 2020

Four Atmos members named SoGES Sustainability Leadership Fellows

CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability has selected two Atmospheric Science students and two Atmospheric Science postdoctoral fellows to be Sustainability Leadership Fellows for the next academic year – the most fellows chosen from a single department. Ph.D. candidate Ali Akherati, advised by Jeff Pierce and Shantanu Jathar (Mechanical Engineering); Ph.D. candidate Michael Cheeseman, advised by Jeff Pierce; postdoctoral fellow Zachary Labe, mentored by Elizabeth Barnes; and postdoctoral fellow Zane…
May 12, 2020

Atmos leads contributors in CSU’s climbing Earth and environmental sciences ranking

The Nature Index, a measure of institutional research performance, ranks Colorado State University as a “Rising Star” in Earth and environmental sciences. CSU is the only U.S. university in the top 25, and the 11th fastest riser in the Earth and environmental sciences category. Rising Stars are institutions that had the strongest growth in output since 2015, based on the institution’s share of articles published in 82 prestigious scientific journals…


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Jun Uetake, Thomas C.J. Hill, Kathryn A. Moore, Paul J. DeMott, Alain Protat and Sonia M. Kreidenweis
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America