Julie Lundquist

Julie Lundquist Receives the Graduate School’s Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

April 6, 2018

Please join ATOC in congratulating Associate Professor Julie Lundquist for receiving the Graduate School’s Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. This award recognizes Dr. Lundquist's outstanding graduate student advising and mentoring as ATOC's Graduate Director and as a research advisor for several graduate students.

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Ice-free Arctic summers could hinge on small climate warming range

April 2, 2018

A range of less than one degree Fahrenheit (or half a degree Celsius) of climate warming over the next century could make all the difference when it comes to the probability of future ice-free summers in the Arctic, new University of Colorado Boulder research shows.

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The Future of Skiing: The Science Behind Snow

March 29, 2018

Arapahoe Basin and Protect our Winters are proud to host a panel discussion with industry experts moderated by Alan Henceroth starting at 4:30 p.m. April 7, 2018 on the 2nd floor in the A-Frame .

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Does cloud seeding work? Scientists watch ice crystals grow inside clouds to find out

March 14, 2018

Water is a valuable resource that affects nearly all aspects of life on earth. It also is limited, so people use a variety of methods to ensure that supply meets demand.

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Climate Change & Health Symposium spotlights CU opportunity to collaborate on emerging global issue

March 13, 2018

Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder led a Climate Change and Health Symposium at CU Anschutz on March 12 to explore the imminent challenges and opportunities arising from the nexus of these two interdependent arenas.

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I've studied nuclear war for 35 years -- you should be worried.

March 1, 2018

For the first time in decades, it's hard to ignore the threat of nuclear war. But as long as you're far from the blast, you're safe, right? Wrong. In this sobering talk, atmospheric scientist Brian Toon explains how even a small nuclear war could destroy all life on earth -- and what we can do to prevent it.

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ATOC Graduate Student Jessica Tomaszewski receives award at AMS

Jan. 29, 2018

Congratulations to ATOC graduate student Jessica Tomaszewski who won the best student oral presentation award at the Ninth Conference on Weather, Water, Climate, and the New Energy Economy at the AMS Annual Meeting in January 2018.

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ATOC Graduate Student Aleya Kaushik receives award at AGU

Jan. 25, 2018

Congratulations to ATOC graduate student Aleya Kaushik who was awarded and Outstanding Student Paper Award for her talk "Reconciling isotopic partitioning estimates of moisture fluxes in semi-arid landscapes through a new modeling approach for evaporation", presented at the AGU Fall Meeting in December.

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Does cloud seeding really work? An experiment above Idaho suggests humans can turbocharge snowfall

Jan. 23, 2018

Cloud seeding—sowing clouds with small particles to make them rain or snow—has a reputation as dodgy as the weather. That’s because even though scientists have been seeding clouds since the 1940s, there was precious little proof the technique worked. Now, researchers flying two small planes through a bank of clouds in Idaho have shown, for the first time outside the lab, that humans can artificially turbocharge snowfall.

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Cloud seeding for snow: Does it work? Scientists report first quantifiable observations

Jan. 23, 2018

For the first time, scientists have obtained direct, quantifiable observations of cloud seeding for increased snowfall -- from the growth of ice crystals, through the processes that occur in clouds, to the eventual snowfall.

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