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.


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.


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.


Neural network for aerosol retrieval from hyperspectral imagery

Jan. 23, 2020

Remotely sensed surface spectral reflectance is used in many scientific disciplines including geology, forestry, water studies and urban studies (Davis et al., 2002; Rencz and Ryerson, 1999)


Quantifying student engagement in learning about climate change using galvanic hand sensors in a controlled educational setting

Jan. 23, 2020

Teaching climate change is complex because it requires a system-level understanding of many science disciplines and also because students may have preconceptions about climate change.


The Human Brain Evolved When Carbon Dioxide Was Lower

Dec. 20, 2019

Kris Karnauskas, a professor of ocean sciences at the University of Colorado, has started walking around campus with a pocket-size carbon-dioxide detector. He’s not doing it to measure the amount of carbon pollution in the atmosphere. He’s interested in the amount of CO₂ in each room.