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An India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill millions, threaten global starvation

Oct. 2, 2019

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could, over the span of less than a week, kill 50-125 million people—more than the death toll during all six years of World War II, according to new research.

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ATOC Graduate Student Nicola Bodini receives Best Student Presentation Award at International Conference on Alpine Meteorology

Sept. 9, 2019

Congratulations to ATOC Graduate Student Nicola Bodini who received the best student presentation award last week at the 35th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology.

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A year in the ice: Researchers join historic mission to the Arctic

Aug. 15, 2019

CIRES research scientist Gijs de Boer is collaborating with John Cassano of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and CU Boulder aerospace engineering professors Dale Lawrence and Brian Argrow to fly drones to collect data on near surface conditions.

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Peristent Plume

Aug. 13, 2019

Thunderstorms generated by a group of giant wildfires in 2017 injected a small volcano’s worth of aerosol into the stratosphere, creating a smoke plume that lasted for almost nine months.

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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).

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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.