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Kristen L. Rasmussen – Associate Professor

Kristen Rassmussen

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Career Overview

Kristen Rasmussen received a B.S. in Meteorology and Mathematics and a B.A. in Music at the University of Miami in 2007. She completed her M.S. in 2011 and Ph.D. in 2014 from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. Her graduate research primarily focused on cloud and mesoscale processes of high-impact weather in South America using the TRMM satellite and flooding in India and Pakistan. Kristen was an Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and worked with scientists from the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Lab (MMM) and Research Applications Lab (RAL) from 2015 to 2016. She joined the CSU faculty in October 2016.

Teaching Interests

Research Interests

Kristen Rasmussen’s research interests include investigating the global population of convective storms from the TRMM and GPM spaceborne precipitation radars, extreme deep convection in South America, flooding in Pakistan and India, cloud and mesoscale processes, high-impact weather, hydrometeorology, cloud-climate interactions, and convection-permitting regional climate modeling.

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