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$130 million space mission to monitor Earth’s energy budget

Feb. 27, 2020

CU Boulder will soon play a major role in measuring the withdrawals from Earth’s energy bank account.

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Quantifying snowfall from orographic cloud seeding

Feb. 24, 2020

Cloud seeding to increase winter snowpack in mountains has traditionally been evaluated using precipitation gauges and target/control statistics leading mostly to inconclusive results.

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ATOC Graduate Student Tessa Gorte receives OSPA at AGU

Feb. 13, 2020

Congratulations to ATOC Graduate Student Tessa Gorte who received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OPSA) at AGU. Each year, the top 2-5 percent of student presenters in each section are awarded an OSPA.

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ATOC Graduate Student Devon Dunmire selected to be Teaching Faculty at JIRP

Feb. 13, 2020

Congratulations to ATOC Graduate Student Devon Dunmire who was selected to be Teaching Faculty at the Juneau Icefield Research Program in summer 2020.

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The effect of wind direction shear on turbine performance in a wind farm in central Iowa

Feb. 6, 2020

Numerous studies have shown that atmospheric conditions affect wind turbine performance; however, some findings have exposed conflicting results for different locations and diverse analysis methodologies.

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ATOC Graduate Student Jessica Tomaszewski receives Outstanding student presentation, 11th Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy (11Energy), AMS Annual Meeting

Feb. 5, 2020

Congratulations to ATOC Graduate Student Jessica Tomaszewski who received Outstanding student presentation at the 11th Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy (11Energy), AMS Annual Meeting.

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First-of-its-kind study examines toll of nuclear war on world’s oceans

Feb. 5, 2020

A nuclear war, even a relatively contained conflict, wouldn’t just have devastating consequences for life on land. It could also take a toll on the oceans, according to recent research led by the University of Colorado Boulder and Rutgers University.

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High predictability of terrestrial carbon fluxes from an initialized decadal prediction system

Jan. 23, 2020

Interannual variations in the flux of carbon dioxide (CO2) between the land surface and the atmosphere are the dominant component of interannual variations in the atmospheric CO2 growth rate.

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Effects of Climate Modes on Interannual Variability of Upwelling in the Tropical Indian Ocean

Jan. 23, 2020

This paper investigates interannual variability of the tropical Indian Ocean (IO) upwelling through analyzing satellite and in situ observations from 1993 to 2016 using the conventional Static Linear Regression Model (SLM) and Bayesian Dynamical Linear Model (DLM), and performing experiments using a linear ocean model.

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Separation of Methane Emissions From Agricultural and Natural Gas Sources in the Colorado Front Range

Jan. 23, 2020

Here we present the first source apportionment of CH4 from agricultural sources and NG using the concept of excess columns.

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