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ATS Faculty Jamboree

October 03, 2019


ATS faculty will give brief overviews of their research. Professors who will speak and their topics are as follows:
Associate Professor Emily Fischer Pink and Blue and Ketones Too: A 10-minute tour of the Fischer group
Associate Professor Christine Chiu “Illuminating” interactions between cloud, aerosol and precipitation
Professor Steve Rutledge A quick look…

2019 Student Research Symposium

July 31, 2019


2019 Student Research Symposium

2019 Student Research Symposium Part 2

July 31, 2019


2019 Student Research Symposium Part 2

Careers in the Private Sector: Professional Development Workshop

May 01, 2019

Chris Alston, sales engineer with ClimaCell; Rachel Hatteberg, software engineer with Aeris, LLC; Gavin McMeeking, principal scientist with Handix Scientific; and Sara Tucker, research scientist with Ball Aerospace

Professor Sue van den Heever and Melissa Burt will host a professional development workshop on careers in the private sector 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in ATS 101. Featured panelists are Chris Alston, sales engineer with ClimaCell; Rachel Hatteberg, software engineer with Aeris, LLC; Gavin McMeeking, principal scientist with Handix Scientific; and Sara Tucker, research scientist with Ball…

The Madden-Julian Oscillation Moist Static Energy Budget in Climate Models

July 31, 2018

Shannon Bohman, Stony Brook University

An Evaluation of IMERG Orographic Precipitation during the 2017-18 Cool Season

July 31, 2018

Caleb Wood, Iowa State University

Topographical Influences on a Subtropical South American Mesoscale Convective System

July 31, 2018

Christiaan Patterson, University of Oklahoma

Changes in North American Monsoon in a Warmer Climate

July 31, 2018

Emily Fletcher, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Source Apportionment of Asian Pollutants at Baengnyeong Island

July 31, 2018

Marquin Spann, North Carolina A&T State University

The Efficiency of INP Release through Sea Spray Aerosols and Various Bubble Sizes

July 31, 2018

Ruby Nelson, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Stuck in the Middle: Designing and Testing Sampling Strategies for Ammonia on Aircraft

July 31, 2018

Emily Wein, University of California, Santa Barbara

Analyzing Ice Nucleation Activity of Arizona Test Dust in Varying Conditions

July 31, 2018

Samantha Gillette, Portland State University

Colorado Climate Center: 21st Century Climate Services for Colorado

August 16, 2017

Scott Denning

Open Forum for the Director of the Colorado Climate Center with Scott Denning.

Method Development for Collection of Ice-Nucleating Particles

July 25, 2017

Leah Johnson, Earlham College

An Assessment of Modeled Precipitation from 1950-2005

July 25, 2017

Caitlyn Garko and Eric Molten

Perspectives from a 50-year Career in Atmospheric Science

September 29, 2016

Dr. Fred Carr, AMS President

Case study analysis of easterly wave formation in the East Pacific

July 22, 2016

Kevin Zolea, Kean University?

This video starts with opening remarks by Melissa Burt. Kevin's talk begins at 1:15. Mentors: Eric Maloney, Emily Riley Dellaripa, and Justin Whitaker

Is smoke going to ruin your blue sky? Evaluation of a wildfire smoke forecasting tool

July 22, 2016

Maryssa Loehr, Missouri University of Science and Technology?

Mentors: Emily Fischer, Jeffrey Pierce, Bonne Hottmann, and William Lassman

Modeling the concentration distribution of Benzene from flowback using AERMOD

July 22, 2016

Khalil McMillan, North Carolina A&T State University

Mentors: Jeffrey Collett, Katherine Benedict, Arsineh Hecobian, and Ashley Evanoski-Cole

Examining the tropopause structure during Rossby wave breaking events with COSMIC

July 22, 2016

Alexia Prosperi, Valparaiso University?

Mentors: Elizabeth Barnes and Chengji Liu

Sudden stratospheric warmings: climatology vs recent events

July 22, 2016

Rachael Coons, SUNY Albany?

Mentors: Thomas Birner, Edward Charlesworth, and Louis Rivoire

Sensitivity of the hydrologic cycle to surface flux enhancement by convection

July 22, 2016

Ann Casey Hughes, Wofford College?

Mentors: David Randall, Charlotte DeMott, and Andrea Jenney

Assessing the impact of uncertain brightness temperatures in the Goddard Profiling Algorithm

July 22, 2016

Steven Cavazos, University of the Incarnate Word?

Mentors: Christian Kummerow and Janice Bytheway

Investigating ice nucleating particles from various landscapes

July 22, 2016

Anna Miller, Reed College?

Mentors: Paul DeMott, Thomas Hill, Gregg Schill, and Christina McCluskey

Quantifying the transport of air into MCS updrafts

July 22, 2016

Rachel Phinney, University of Nebraska, Lincoln?

Mentors: Susan van den Heever and Peter Marinescu

Factors that influence the growth of supercells into MCSs after sunset

July 22, 2016

Keenan Eure, University of Maryland, College Park?

Mentors: Russ Schumacher and John Peters

The Power of Language in Science Communication and Research

March 30, 2016

Dr. Laura Sample McMeeking, CSU STEM Center Associate Director

As humans, we use language to convey meaning every day. As scientists the language we use at work may have a different meaning from the language we use at home. When we communicate with or ask questions of different groups of people, our language necessarily changes. But how do we know that others understand us? How do we know we haven't made assumptions about others when we talk to them or ask…

Our Science: Protecting the Public in the 21st Century

October 08, 2015

Alexander E. MacDonald, AMS President

Science is not a passive bystander in our lives. It is our protector through the generations. I illustrate this talk with examples of the role of science as it has affected six generations of my own family. Our science protects people in many ways, from forecasting floods and hurricanes, to determining the threat of anthropogenic climate change. I will give examples of some of the possible…

Global Predictability of Daily Rainfall

July 31, 2015

Radha Dutta

The Role of Backyard Weather Watchers in the 21st Century Weather, Water and Climate Enterprise

May 21, 2015

Nolan Doesken

Nolan Doesken is the State Climatologist for Colorado at the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University. He is fascinated with climate monitoring and long-term climate trends, but pays particularly close attention to precipitation including floods and drought. After the Fort Collins flash flood of 1997, Nolan established a volunteer rain gauge network, the Community Collaborative…

Gordian Knot of Meteorology: Unraveling, Cutting It, Retying it

April 17, 2015

Jim Flemming

Atmospheric researchers have long attempted to untie the Gordian Knot of meteorology . that intractable and intertwined tangle of observational imprecision, theoretical uncertainties, and non-linear influences . that, if unravelled, would provide perfect prevision of the weather for ten days, of seasonal conditions for next year, and of climatic conditions for a decade, a century, a millennium,…

Herbert Riehl Memorial Award and Alumni Award for Outstanding Research by a Senior Ph.D. Student

April 17, 2015


Technical Presentations by the Awardees

The Role of Scientific and Professional Societies in the Enterprise

February 12, 2015

Bill Gail, 2014 American Meteorological Society President

The weather, water, and climate enterprise is described as having three sectors: academic, public, and private. Scientific and professional societies represent a critical fourth element. Societies act as intermediaries between the three traditional sectors, smoothing and enhancing the interactions to the benefit of the enterprise. In the US, AMS plays a central role in today's successful sector…

Fire Weather in Colorado

October 16, 2014

Lisa Kriederman, Incident Meteorologist/Fire Weather Program Leader, National Weather Service Denver/Boulder

Growing up in Colorado, Lisa first fell in love with weather at age 3 when she screamed her head off in her yard. The clouds were making the trees appear to come crashing down on her, and from then on she didn't take her eyes or curiosity away from the clouds and weather. Wanting to explore more of the country and different types of weather, she headed to Tucson to obtain her BS degree in…

Professor Eric Maloney Named Outstanding Professor of the Year

August 22, 2014

James Ruppert

For the second time in his career with the Department of Atmospheric Science, Professor Eric Maloney was named Outstanding Professor of the Year. Unfortunately, Eric was on travel during the picnic and wasn't here to receive the award and accolades in person, but student graduate representatives taped the announcement and e-mailed it to him instead. Eric graciously accepted and thanked everyone…

Satellite based evaluation of terrestrial carbon models

July 31, 2014

Michael Cheeseman, Appalachian State University

Transient nature of the Intertropical convergence zone

July 31, 2014

Alex Gonzalez, Colorado State University

Warm-ring structures in intense hurricanes

July 31, 2014

Franchesca Espinosa, Florida International University

Detrainment in a cumulus parameterization and a toy model

July 31, 2014

Ian Glenn, University of Utah

Study overview: Emissions from oil and gas activity in Garfield County, Colorado

July 31, 2014

Noel Hilliard, Colorado State University

Potentially harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the Fort Collins Area

July 31, 2014

Lauren Deanes, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The effects of Amazon drought on eastern Pacific SST

July 31, 2014

Leah Lindsey, Colorado State University

The relationship between precipitation and atmospheric radiative cooling

July 31, 2014

Alexandra Naegele, Colorado State University

Atmospheric dynamical core design

July 31, 2014

Chris Eldred, Colorado State University

Convective cloud life-cycle during the Mid-latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E)

June 27, 2013

Michael P. Jensen

Michael P. Jensen Brookhaven National Laboratory Environmental Sciences Department/Atmospheric Sciences Division Upton, NY Convective processes play a critical role in the Earth's energy balance through the redistribution of heat and moisture in the atmosphere and the subsequent impacts on the hydrological cycle. Despite improvements in computing power, current operational weather and…

2013 Herbert Riehl Memorial Awards

April 30, 2013

Awardees: Adele Igel, Nick Davis, James Ruppert

Two winners were selected for this year's Riehl Memorial Award, given to a current M.S. student or recent M.S. graduate for a paper based on her/his M.S. research: Adele Igel (Sue van den Heever, advisor) was selected for her paper entitled The role of latent heating in warm frontogenesis. Nick Davis (Thomas Birner, advisor) was selected for his paper entitled Seasonal to multi-decadal…

Graduate Fellowships Informational Seminar

October 24, 2012

Allen Robinson and Sonia Kreidenweis

Demystifying the process of winning graduate fellowships.