Delores Knipp

Research Professor
Contact Information:

Office location: ECOT 618

Focus Area

Remote Sensing, Earth, & Space Sciences


Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989
M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri, 1984
B.S., Agriculture, University of Missouri, 1976

Professional Experience

2009-present, Visiting Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2009-2010, Senior Research Associate NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, National Research Council resident at NOAA
2008-present, Senior Research Associate High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research
1996-2008, Professor of Physics, Physics Department Director of Operations and Director of Meteorology, US Air Force Academy (USAFA)
1977-1996, US Air Force Officer, Weather Officer, Graduate Student, Assistant & Associate Prof of Physics, US Air Force

Awards (selected)

USAF Academy Professor of the Year 2008
US Air Force Basic Research Award 1997

Research Interests

Space environment, solar wind-geospace coupling, satellite drag, data assimilation, space weather education