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University of Wyoming,
Atmospheric Science,
EN 6034
Dept. 3038
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307)766-3245
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Offering Exceptional Opportunities in Research and Graduate Education

The Department of Atmospheric Science offers excellent opportunities in research and graduate education. ATSC faculty and staff maintain an international distinction for excellence in the following areas: airborne measurements and the development of in‐situ and remote sensing instrumentation for airborne and ground-based observing systems. Research areas include process studies of precipitation, cloud and aerosol physics, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric boundary layer and regional and global climate modeling.

The University of Wyoming King research aircraft is the cornerstone of our observational facilities. The King Air research aircraft has been funded as a National Facility under cooperative agreements between the University of Wyoming and the National Science Foundation since 1988. The King Air has global reach, with recent international projects in the United Kingdom, Finland, Antigua, and Martinique. Instrumentation currently under construction includes a Raman lidar that will enable enhanced remote sensing of the atmosphere from the King Air. Our external funding level is one of the largest on campus.

As a nationally recognized research institution, UW's global impact begins at our very own doorstep with innovative graduate research opportunities. UW welcomes you to join a community of over 6,000 faculty and staff. Tradition, pride, leadership and excellence are just a few of the fundamental principles exercised at UW. A modest and warm community, offering the resources of a large university, UW provides an environment for success!


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Nine UW Projects Awarded Summer Use of Supercomputer in Cheyenne

June 28, 2016 — Nine projects, a number of which have applications to atmospheric science issues, were recently chosen to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

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UW’s Liu Named Co-Chair of NCAR Working Group

March 8, 2016 — Recognizing his contributions to an NCAR climate model, a University of Wyoming professor has been named co-chair of the national organization’s working group on climate science.

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Seven UW Projects Awarded Use of Cheyenne Supercomputer

February 10, 2016 — Seven projects, many of which have applications to Wyoming issues -- including wind farm efficiency, aerosol impacts on snowpack and snow melt, and cloud formation -- were recently chosen to receive computational time and storage space on the supercomputer in Cheyenne.

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Jeff French, UW Atmospheric Sciences assistant professors and Flight Center director, discusses the missions of the King Air.
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