Delores Knipp
Research Professor
Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR) • Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center

Office location: AERO N401

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

2013 - Present, Research Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, University of Colorado Boulder
2014 - 2019, Editor in Chief, American Geophysical Union Space Weather Journal and Space Weather Quarterly
2009 - 2013, Visiting Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, University of Colorado Boulder
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)

International Baron Marcel Nicolet Medal for space weather and space climate (2019)
Fellow, American Meteorological Society (2019)
American Geophysical Union Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing (2013)
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.