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ATOC Faculty Receive AGU Awards

July 31, 2019

AGU has announced their 2019 awards and lectures and we are proud to share that two ATOC faculty have received honors. Please join us in congratulating Nicole Lovenduski for the Ocean Sciences Early Career award, and Cora Randall for the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section Marcel Nicolet Lecture.

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A clearer picture of global ice sheets

July 9, 2019

“We’ve come a long way in the last 10 years from an observational perspective,” said Jan Lenaerts, lead author of the research and an assistant professor in CU Boulder’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC).

Alex Jahn

Alexandra Jahn receives NSF Career Award

July 8, 2019

ATOC Assistant Professor Alexandra Jahn received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, NSF's most prestigious award for early-career faculty, for her project “Reducing the projection uncertainty for Arctic sea ice loss.”


ATOC Graduate Students receive NASA Awards

June 24, 2019

ATOC graduate students Devon Dunmire and Abigail Smith receive NASA FINESST Awards.


ATOC students receive Outstanding Student Presentation Awards at Polar AMS

June 24, 2019

Congratulations to ATOC graduate students Patricia DeRepentigny and Abigail Smith, and undergraduate student Taydra Low who received Outstanding Student Presentation Awards at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography.


Meteors help Martian clouds form

June 24, 2019

How did the Red Planet get all of its clouds? CU Boulder researchers may have discovered the secret: just add meteors.


The Southern Ocean may be less of a carbon sink than we thought

June 3, 2019

The vast stretch of icy water that separates Antarctica from other continents is a dark mystery to most people. Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, one of the few who have been to the Southern Ocean, regarded its storm-wracked seas with fear and awe.

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John Cassano receives Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence Award

April 4, 2019

The annual Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA) Excellence Awards took place Tuesday, April 2, at the University Memorial Center, recognizing faculty members for outstanding work and concerted effort in advancing the mission of the university and the academy at large. ATOC Associate Professor John Cassano received the BFA Excellence Award in Research, Scholarly, and Creative Work.

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Marine organisms face fatal horizon in Southern Ocean

March 11, 2019

Marine microorganisms in the Southern Ocean may find themselves in a deadly vise grip by century’s end as ocean acidification creates a shallower horizon for life, new University of Colorado Boulder research finds.

Katja Friedrich

Five Questions for Katja Friedrich

Feb. 7, 2019

Katja Friedrich has tolerated freezing temperatures, hail storms, pouring rain and tornadoes, all in the name of science.