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Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307)766-3245

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Seminar:  Damien Vignelles, LPC2E/CNRS Orléans France, "Measuring the vertical distributions of the upper tropospheric and stratospheric dust with a LOAC aerosol counter under meteorological balloons", 9/16, 3:10pm, Location EN6085

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Tenure-Track Position in Atmospheric Science, Position #0728

The Department of Atmospheric Science at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, with focused expertise on the modeling of cloud processes or atmosphere-land interaction processes.  The successful candidate will collaborate with observational and modeling faculty and staff to improve the understanding and representation of physical processes in climate models in at least one of the targeted areas: cloud physics and dynamics, cloud-aerosol-precipitation interactions, or atmosphere-land interactions. Demonstrated experience and scientific productivity with high-performance computing is required. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 15 September 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  More information about this position, the University, the City of Laramie and its surroundings can be found at

Project Manager Positions to work with the UW King Air Research Aircraft (#4116 & #4519)

The Department of Atmospheric Science and Donald L. Veal Research Flight Center at the University of Wyoming is seeking applications for two Project Managers for the University of Wyoming King Air Research Aircraft (UWKA) facility including the Wyoming Cloud Radar (WCR) and Wyoming Cloud Lidar (WCL). The successful applicants will join a team of more than a dozen engineers and scientists that support the mission of UWKA as part of the project management group. Responsibilities include project planning, overseeing deployment logistics, participating as scientific crew on flights, processing and assuring quality of the resulting scientific data sets, and acting as the primary scientific representative for the UWKA during field projects. The successful applicants will be expected to join in the development of new instrumentation, calibration, and data processing methods.

Full job announcements can be viewed at the UW HR website:

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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