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Defenses for Spring 2022

Morphology, Lifecycles, and Environmental Sensitivities of Tropical Trimodal Convection
Jul 19, 2022
PhD Defense
“Morphology, Lifecycles, and Environmental Sensitivities of Tropical Trimodal Convection”
BY Alex Sokolowsky
ADVISOR Susan van den Heever
Examining the Impacts of Convective Environments on Storms Using Observations and Numerical Models
Jun 23, 2022
PhD Defense
“Examining the Impacts of Convective Environments on Storms Using Observations and Numerical Models”
BY Sean Freeman
ADVISOR Susan van den Heever
Impact of Forced and Internal Climate Variability on Changes in Convective Environments over the Eastern United States
Jun 21, 2022
MS Defense
“Impact of Forced and Internal Climate Variability on Changes in Convective Environments over the Eastern United States”
BY Megan Franke
ADVISOR James Hurrell
Earth, Humans, and Metals: Investigating the role of iron and other metals in the atmospheric, oceanic, and energy systems
Jun 13, 2022
PhD Defense
“Earth, Humans, and Metals: Investigating the role of iron and other metals in the atmospheric, oceanic, and energy systems”
BY Sagar Rathod
ADVISOR Tami Bond and Jeff Pierce
CSU-MLP GEFS Day-1 'First-Guess' Excessive Rainfall Forecasts: Aggregate Evaluation and Synoptic Regimes of Best- and Worst-Performing Forecasts
May 16, 2022
MS Defense
“CSU-MLP GEFS Day-1 'First-Guess' Excessive Rainfall Forecasts: Aggregate Evaluation and Synoptic Regimes of Best- and Worst-Performing Forecasts”
BY Jacob Escobedo
ADVISOR Russ Schumacher
Probing the Vertical Profile of  New Particle Formation and Growth in the Planetary Boundary Layer Using a Column Model with Surface- and Aircraft-based Observations
May 09, 2022
MS Defense
“Probing the Vertical Profile of New Particle Formation and Growth in the Planetary Boundary Layer Using a Column Model with Surface- and Aircraft-based Observations”
BY Sam O’Donnell
ADVISOR Jeff Pierce
Ensemble-Based Analyses of Liminal Extreme Rainfall Events Near Taiwan and Northern Colorado
Apr 22, 2022
MS Defense
“Ensemble-Based Analyses of Liminal Extreme Rainfall Events Near Taiwan and Northern Colorado”
BY Ali Cole
ADVISOR Michael Bell
Investigation of Relationships Between Tropical Cyclone Structure and Intensity Change
Apr 18, 2022
PhD Defense
“Investigation of Relationships Between Tropical Cyclone Structure and Intensity Change”
BY Ellie Casas
ADVISOR Michael Bell
Impacts of oil and natural gas development and other sources on volatile organic compound concentrations in Broomfield, Colorado
Mar 28, 2022
MS Defense
“Impacts of oil and natural gas development and other sources on volatile organic compound concentrations in Broomfield, Colorado”
BY Emily Lachenmayer
ADVISOR Jeff Collett
Intraseasonal Variability in the Tropical Island Diurnal Cycle
Mar 28, 2022
PhD Defense
“Intraseasonal Variability in the Tropical Island Diurnal Cycle”
BY Michael Natoli
ADVISOR Eric Maloney
Aerosol size distribution changes in FIREX-AQ biomass burning plumes: the role of plume concentration on coagulation and OA condensation/evaporation
Mar 24, 2022
MS Defense
“Aerosol size distribution changes in FIREX-AQ biomass burning plumes: the role of plume concentration on coagulation and OA condensation/evaporation”
BY Nicole June
ADVISOR Jeff Pierce
Surface Heat Fluxes and MJO Propagation Through the Maritime Continent
Mar 11, 2022
MS Defense
“Surface Heat Fluxes and MJO Propagation Through the Maritime Continent”
BY Justin Hudson
ADVISOR Eric Maloney
Composition of Fine Particles in Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Implications for Sources and Visibility Impacts
Mar 02, 2022
MS Defense
“Composition of Fine Particles in Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Implications for Sources and Visibility Impacts”
BY Lilly Naimie
ADVISOR Jeff Collett
The Contribution of Clouds to Global Surface Temperature Variability on Monthly to Decadal Timescales
Feb 28, 2022
MS Defense
“The Contribution of Clouds to Global Surface Temperature Variability on Monthly to Decadal Timescales”
BY Chloe Boehm
ADVISOR David Thompson
Understanding and Quantifying the Uncertainties in Satellite Warm Rain Retrievals
Feb 25, 2022
PhD Defense
“Understanding and Quantifying the Uncertainties in Satellite Warm Rain Retrievals”
BY Rick Schulte
ADVISOR Chris Kummerow
Assessing the State Dependency of Infrared Satellite Precipitation Retrieval Errors
Feb 10, 2022
MS Defense
“Assessing the State Dependency of Infrared Satellite Precipitation Retrieval Errors”
BY Eric Goldenstern
ADVISOR Chris Kummerow