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June 27, 2019

Colloquium offers grad students crash course in communicating severe weather

Constantly changing, complex atmospheric variables make weather notoriously difficult to predict. However, accurately forecasting severe weather and effectively communicating that information are critical for protecting lives and preventing property damage.

“Even as weather forecasts are steadily improving, there are still fundamental limits on predicting the future weather,” said Colorado State University Atmospheric Science Professor Russ Schumacher. “Furthermore, there are still a lot of questions about how best to produce and deliver information about the risks associated with hazardous weather.”

Schumacher is one of the organizers of a gathering this summer that will bring together leading researchers and graduate students from multiple disciplines to address these challenges. Three CSU atmospheric science students, Sam Childs, Faith Groff and Chelsea Nam, are among the 25 chosen for this Advanced Study Program colloquium, hosted annually by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Read the full Source article, “Colloquium offers grad students cutting-edge atmospheric science, crash course in communicating severe weather.”

Photo at top: Faith Groff, Sam Childs and Chelsea Nam were selected to attend NCAR’s Advanced Study Program colloquium.