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Past Seminars



The Effect of Turbulence on Snow Accumulation Parameterized by Laboratory Measurements - MS Defense

Kristie Smith

University of Wyoming
Tues. June 4, 2019, 10:00 AM, EN6085


Dust radiative effects on climate by glaciating mixed-phase clouds - MS Defense

Yang Shi

University of Wyoming
Wed. May 8, 2019, 3:00 PM, EN6085


Long-term mid-latitude drought risk and the instability of interglacial climates

Dr. Bryan Shuman

University of Wyoming
Tues. Apr. 9, 2019, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Climatology of Favorable Conditions for Ground Based Cloud Seeding In the Wind River Range - MS Defense

Thomas Mazzetti

University of Wyoming
Tues. Apr. 30, 2019, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Machine Learning Applications to Improving Wildfire and Renewable Energy Predictions

Dr. Tyler McCandless

Tues. Apr. 2, 2019, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Advances and challenges in the understanding and prediction of extreme rainfall

Dr. Russ Schumacher

Colorado State University
Tues. Feb. 26, 2019, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Evaluation and improvement of the MODIS liquid water path retrievals using A-train satellite and ground-based remote sensing measurements and radiative transfer modelling - PhD Defense

Sujan Khanal

University of Wyoming
Tues. Mar. 5, 2019, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Aerosol evolution in diluting smoke plumes: Should we be thinking more like cloud researchers?

Dr. Jeff Pierce

Colorado State University
Tues. Mar. 12, 2019, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Our changing Cryosphere: Gaining insights into permafrost processes using geophysics

Dr. Andy Parsekian

University of Wyoming
Tues. Mar. 26, 2019, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Global Perspectives on the Nature of Convection in a Current and Future Climate

Dr. Kristen Lani Rasmussen

Colorado State University
Tues. Feb. 12, 2019, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Characterizing Marine Boundary Layer Clouds Associated with Coastally Trapped Disturbances - PhD Defense

Timothy Juliano

University of Wyoming
Tues. Nov. 27, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Modeling the Sensitivity of the February 22-24, 2017 Winter Storm to Microphysics Parameterization and Microphysics Processes over Colorado and Wyoming - Masters Defense

Ethan Collins

University of Wyoming
Thurs. Nov. 29, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Evaluation and improvement of the parameterization of ice fall velocity in convective clouds using NCAR SCAM with TWP-ICE and MC3E data - MS Defense

Lin Lin

University of Wyoming
Fri. Nov. 30, 1:00 PM, EN6085


ATSC 5880 Presentations


University of Wyoming
Tues. Dec. 4, 12:00 PM, EN6060


Supercooled Drizzle Drop Development in a Postfrontal Orographic Layer Cloud Containing Kelvin-Helmholtz Billows - MS Defense

Adam Majewski

University of Wyoming
Tues. Dec. 11, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Interactions between solar radiation and black carbon aerosol: From atmosphere to surface

Dr. Cenlin He

Tues. Nov. 6, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Deep Convective Storms over Heterogeneous Coastal Regions

Dr. Kelly Lombardo

University of Connecticut
Thurs. Oct. 11, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Understanding Intense Lake-Effect Snowstorms Produced by Lake Ontario - PhD Defense

Philip Bergmaier

University of Wyoming
Thurs. Sept. 20, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Optical Cloud Probe Research: Assessing the Impact of Artifacts from Imperfect Calibrations

Dr. Colin Gurganus

Tues. Sept. 25, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Understanding Downslope Windstorms in the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara, CA and the Sundowner Winds Experiment (SWEX) First Campaign

Dr. Leila Carvalho

University of California, Santa Barbara
Mon. Aug. 27, 2:00 PM, EN6060


On the CCN (de)activation nonlinearities

Dr. Sylwester Arabas

Tues. July 17, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Regional Climate Study of Orographic Precipitation in the Interior Western United States - PhD Defense

Xiaoqin Jing

University of Wyoming
Wed. July 18, 9:00 AM, EN6085


Vertical Air Motion and Phase Partitioning in Convective Clouds: Observing and Modelling Studies - PhD Defense

Jing Yang

University of Wyoming
Thurs. June 21, 3:00 PM, EN6085


Impacts of aerosol dry deposition on black carbon spatial distributions and radiative effects in the Community Atmosphere Model CAM5 - Master's Defense

Mingxuan Wu

University of Wyoming
Wed. May. 30, 3:00 PM, EN6085


A new airborne Doppler lidar system for boundary-layer research – a first LES study

Dr. Philipp Gasch

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Thurs. May. 31, 3:10 PM, EN6085

What is the Functional Form of Cloud Particle Size Distribution? Exploring using a statistical theory and a particle-based model

Dr. Wei Wu

NCAR/University of Wyoming
Thurs., May 10, 3:10 pm, EN6085


Linking Convective Outflow Boundaries in the Nocturnal Boundary Layer to MCS Maintenance - Master's Defense

Coltin Grasmick

University of Wyoming
Tues. Apr. 17, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Hail Science: Radar-Based Hail Sizing and Hail Physics Modeling

Dr. Matthew Kumjian

Pennsylvania State University
Thurs., Apr. 19, 3:10 pm, EN6085


Deodorant, Cleaning Products, and the Virtue of Smelling Bad: Investigations into Emerging Sources of Air Pollution From Consumer Chemical Products

Dr. Matthew Coggon

Tues., Apr. 24, 3:10 pm, EN6085


Cloud particle shape discrimination and improving hydrometeor characterization with in-situ optical array probe measurements- Master's Defense

Darcy Jacobson

University of Wyoming
Wed., Apr. 25, 2:10 PM, EN6085

ARCTIC AMPLIFICATION: The Role of Mixed-Phase Clouds

Dr. Manfred Wendisch

University of Leipzig, Leipzig Institute for Meteorolog
Thurs., May 3, 3:10 pm, EN6085

Airborne atmospheric research at UW: status and vision for a new aircraft

Drs. Al Rodi, Bart Geerts, and Jeff French

University of Wyoming
Thurs., Apr. 12, 2:30 pm, EN6085


Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Change on the Snowpack and Hydrological Cycle in the Rocky Mountains

Dr. Xiaohong Liu

University of Wyoming
Wed., Apr. 11, 12:00 pm, Encana Auditorium


A tale about supercooled liquid water in wintertime clouds

Dr. Sarah Tessendorf

Research Applications Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Tues., Apr. 10, 3:10 pm, EN6085

Observational constraints for cloud water response to aerosols

Dr. Minghuai Wang

Nanjing University
Mon., Apr. 2, 10:00 am, EN6085

Advanced Cloud Retrieval Algorithm Development to Facility Cloud Processes Study

Dr. Min Deng

University of Wyoming
Wed., Mar. 28, 3:10 pm, EN6085


Chaotic cloud particles: Applying fractal theory to describe atmospheric ice cloud particle shapes

Dr. Carl Schmitt

Tues., Mar. 27, 3:10 pm, EN6085


Airborne greenhouse and trace gas measurements and modeling: evaluating regional emissions for carbon and air quality management

Dr. Bianca Baier

Mon., Mar. 26, 3:10 pm, EN6085


Modeling and observing convective cloud dynamics

Dr. John Peters

Naval Postgraduate School
Mon., Mar. 5, 3:10 pm, EN6085


A modern, medium-cost, light-weight aerosol sampling suite for airborne observation

Dr. Markus Petters

North Carolina State University
Tues., Mar. 6, 3:10 pm, EN6085



Collision-coalescence and precipitation formation in marine stratocumulus

Dr. Mikael Witte

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Tues. Feb. 7, 3:10 pm, EN6085


In-Situ Measurements of Water Uptake by Black Carbon-Containing Aerosol in Wildfire Plumes

Dr. Anne Perring

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Tues. Mar. 7, 3:10 PM, EN6085

Evaluation of the impact of turbulence and overturning cells on mixed-phase clouds and precipitation using idealized WRF large eddy simulations - PhD Defense

Xia Chu

University of Wyoming
Thurs. Mar. 23, 3:10 PM, EN6085

Introduction of radar research and education at University of Oklahoma and the Airborne Radar Team

Dr. Yan (Rockee) Zhang

University of Oklahoma
Fri. Mar. 24, 10:00 pm, EN6085

A statistical approach to forecasting high winds in southeast Wyoming

Drs. Chris Hammer and Zach Finch

National Weather Service, Cheyenne
Tues. Mar. 28, 3:10 pm, EN6085

Radar Kinematic Information as Surrogate for Isentropes in Stratiform Precipitation Systems - Master's Defense

Jordan Christian

University of Wyoming
Tues. Apr. 17, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Direct measurements of ozone production rates in the Colorado Front Range: Instrument development and model-data comparisons

Dr. Bianca Baiers

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Wed. Apr 19, 3:10 PM, EN6085


Predicting the evolution of ice particle shape in a microphysics model: Impacts on modeled precipitation

Dr. Anders Jensen

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Thurs. Apr 20, 3:10 PM, EN6085

From the Cleanest Chamber to the Dirtiest Sky: Physical and Chemical Evolution of Secondary Aerosol

Dr. Alessandro Franchin

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Thurs. May 4, 3:10 PM, EN6085

Microphysical and Dynamical Effects of Mixed-Phase Hydrometeors in Convective Storms Using a Bin Microphysics Model - Master's Defense

Kevin Kacan

University of Wyoming
Thurs. Jun. 29, 11:00 AM, EN6085

Evaluation of Surface Clutter for Future Geostationary Spaceborne Doppler Weather Radar

Dr. Li Xuehua

Chengdu University of Information Technology
Tues., Jul. 18, 3:10 PM, EN6085

Characteristics and detection of Aircraft Wake Vortex

Dr. Li Jianbin

National University of Defense Technology
Tues., Jul. 18, 3:40 PM, EN6085

Quantification of absorption due to black and brown carbon from biomass burning and parameterizations for comparison to climate models results - PhD Defense

Pokhrel Rudra

University of Wyoming
Mon., Jul. 24, 3:10 PM, EN6085

Implementation of a brown carbon parameterization in the Community Earth System Model (CESM): model validation, estimation of brown carbon radiative effect, and climate impact - Master's Defense

Hunter Brown

University of Wyoming
Wed., Jul. 26, 11:00 AM, EN6085

Orographic Precipitation in Southeastern Wyoming - Master's Defense

Nicholas Zelasko

University of Wyoming
Thurs., Jul. 27, 11:00 AM, EN6085

Testing Cloud Microphysics Parameterizations and Improving Representation of Wegner-Bergeron-Findeisen Process in Mixed-phase Clouds in NCAR CAM5 - Master's Defense

Meng Zhang

University of Wyoming
Fri., Jul. 28, 11:00 AM, EN6085

Developing the next version of the Community Earth System Model: Are we there yet?

Dr. Julio Bacmeister

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Tues. Sep. 26, 3:10 pm, EN6085

Characterizing Nocturnal Environmental Boundary Layer Condition Around Convective Storm with Airborne Compact Raman Lidar During PECAN - Master's Defense

Guo Lin

University of Wyoming
Tues. Oct. 24, 3:10 PM, EN6085

Pine Bluffs Wyoming Hybrid Severe Storm July 27, 2016

Rob Cox

National Weather Service, Cheyenne
Thurs., Oct. 26, 3:10 pm, EN6085

The Rise and Fall of Cloud Seeding in Israel

Dr. Art Rangno

Retired, University of Washington
Tues., Oct. 31, 3:10 pm, EN6085


A numerical model's ability to predict characteristics of aircraft icing environments

Dr. Greg Thompson

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Tues., Nov. 7, 3:10 pm, EN6085


Improving Longwave Radiative Transfer Models via Field Experiments and Its Impact on a GCM

Dr. Dave D. Turner

Earth System Research Laboratory / NOAA
Tues., Nov. 14, 3:10 pm, EN6085


Introducing A Global Wildfire Plume Height Dataset: Algorithm, Implementation and Application

Dr. Ziming Ke

Georgia Institute of Technology
Thurs., Nov. 16, 3:10 pm, EN6085


Atmospheric formation of secondary organic fine particles from combustion sources: Tractors, Trees, and Traffic

Dr. Shantanu Jathar

Colorado State University
Tues., Nov. 28, 3:10 pm, EN6085

Atmospheric formation of secondary organic fine particles from combustion sources: Tractors, Trees, and TrafficNew CALIPSO lidar detected dust dataset and dust transport analysis - Master's Defense

Kang Yang

University of Wyoming
Wed., Nov. 29, 3:30 PM, EN6085

Atmospheric formation of secondary organic fine particles from combustion sources: Tractors, Trees, and TrafficNew CALIPSO lidar detected dust dataset and dust transport analysis - Master's Defense

Kang Yang

University of Wyoming
Wed., Nov. 29, 3:30 PM, EN6085


Evaluation of a variable resolution version of CESM in simulating the South-Asian Monsoon - Part I

Stefan Rahimi

University of Wyoming
Thurs., Nov. 30, 3:10 pm, EN6085


A new approach to parameterize ice-phase microphysics: The Predicted Particle Properties (P3) scheme

Hugh Morrison

Tues., Dec. 19, 3:10 pm, EN6085



Modification of Marine Boundary Layer Flow by Topography along the Wester United States Coastline

Tim Juliano

University of Wyoming
Tues., Feb. 13, 3:10 pm, EN6085

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