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The department operates several facilities on the CSU Foothills Campus and around northern Colorado.

Main Building

Main Building (ATS)

The largest of all the facilities, this building contains the majority of department offices and classrooms.


Atmospheric Science and CIRA Research Center (ACRC)

Built in 2002 to support the CloudSat program, this facility contains 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms, offices, and research space. Both Atmospheric Science and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) personnel occupy the building.

Atmospheric Chemistry

Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol Laboratory

This building houses offices and laboratories associated with the three Atmospheric Chemistry research groups. Laboratories include several analytical chemistry labs, an aerosol-cloud interactions laboratory, and two instrument development labs.

ATS West

Atmospheric Science West

ATS West is a 13,000 sq ft facility at the Atmospheric Science Foothills Campus that houses the Earth System Modeling and Education Institute (ESMEI), the institutional legacy of CMMAP (Center for Multi-scale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes), directed by Prof. David Randall.

CHILL National Radar Facility

CHILL National Radar Facility

Located on the plains northeast of Greeley, CO, the CHILL facility contains an 11cm polarmetric radar system and several supporting offices.

Satellite Earth Station

Satellite Earth Station

The department operates several laboratory facilities dedicated to the acquisition, processing, and display of satellite and other weather data products.

Christman Field

CSU Campus and Christman Field Weather Stations

Stations located on the CSU campus and at Christman Field near the department headquarters monitor and report weather conditions continuously.

Colorado Climate Center

Colorado Climate Center

The Colorado Climate Center assists the state of Colorado in monitoring climate over time scales of weeks to years.

Reading Room

Atmospheric Science Reading Room

Located in 302 of ATS Main, the Reading Room affords faculty, staff, and students access to atmospheric science reading materials.