Colloquia Fall 2017Spring 2017 | Spring 2018
Colloquia are held in ATS room 101; Discussion will begin at 3:30pm. Refreshments will be served at 3:00pm in the coffee lounge. Please contact Thomas Birner [thomas at atmos.colostate.edu] for more information.
Probing Precipitation, Cloud, and Clear Air Using EOL Remote Sensing Facilities
September 8, 2017
Probing precipitation, cloud, and clear air using remote sensing instruments has enabled and advanced our understanding of mesoscale phenomena and high impact weather. The Remote Sensing Facility (RSF) of the National Center for Atmosphe...
Tropical Atmospheric Madden-Julian Oscillation: Strongly Nonlinear Free Solitary Rossby Wave?
September 1, 2017
The Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO), a planetary-scale eastward propagating coherent structure with periods of 30-60 days, is a prominent manifestation of intraseasonal variability in the tropical atmosphere. It is widely presumed that s...
GOES-16: A New Era in Geostationary Satellite Observations
Dan Lindsey and Steve Miller
August 25, 2017
After dodging a close-call with Hurricane Matthew, GOES-R was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 19 November 2016. Upon reaching geostationary orbit a few weeks later, it was officially christened as GOES-16, the first in a...
Microphysical, Dynamical, and Lightning Processes Associated with Anomalous Charge Structures in Isolated Convection
August 16, 2017
Internal storm charge structures are linked to storm microphysics and dynamics. This study leverages available radar-based microphysical and dynamical information from recent field campaigns to investigate the processes that influence st...