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Atmospheric Science|College of Engineering and Applied Science

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University of Wyoming,
Atmospheric Science,
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1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307)766-3245

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***Ph.D. Student Opportunities***

Graduate Assistantship openings are available for fall of 2014 in the Department of Atmospheric Scienced at The University of Wyoming.

The University of Wyoming, with high levels of financial support from the State of Wyoming, is embarking on a bold new venture to greatly enhance its graduate program.  As part of this initiative, the college of Engineering will be adding almost 50% more faculty positions and 100 new Ph.D. level Graduate Assistantships.  If you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, please see the link below for additional information: opportunities/


Prof. Bart Geerts

2013 Samuel D. Hakes Outstanding Graduate Research and Teaching Award - Bart Geerts

Prof. Bart Geerts has been awarded the 2013 College of Engineering and Applied Science Samuel D. Hakes Outstanding Graduate Research and Teaching Award.

Dr. Larry Oolman

National Organization Honors Larry Oolman

Larry Oolman, a University of Wyoming researcher who single-handedly developed a website that has become a popular weather information source for meteorologists worldwide, has received an award from a national data-sharing research and educational organization. Read More

Dr. Jeff Snider

2012 Samuel D. Hakes Outstanding Graduate Research and Teaching Award - Jefferson Snider

With student and staff collaborators from the Department of Atmospheric Science, Jeff has been involved in field research projects at a variety of national and international locations. His early research work was conducted at the Elk Mountain Observatory.  More recently, a research facility in Germany (Institute for Tropospheric Research in Leipzig), northern Chile and the Caribbean have been bases for his investigations. Read More

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Faculty Highlights

Professor Snider's areas of expertise are cloud chemistry and aerosol physics. Both endeavors have yielded results essential for understanding the response of clouds, and the atmosphere in general, to changing levels of air pollution.
Professor Zhien Wang's work centers on understanding cloud processes using remote sensing tools such as lidar and radar. He was awarded NSF five year Faculty Early Career Development grant (CAREER), NSF's most prestigious honor for young faculty members who are 'most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.'
Professor Geerts' work addresses the mesoscale dynamics of precipitating systems, boundary-layer circulations over flat and complex terrain, cloud dynamics, and cloud precipitation radars. The main tools have been the Wyoming

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