CLOUD PROCESSES GROUP


Susan C. van den Heever
Monfort Professor
 

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WHO WE ARE

Welcome to the research group of Professor Susan van den Heever. Our research interests are in CLOUD PROCESSES, particularly cloud physics, aerosol indirect effects, storm and mesoscale dynamics and convective organization. We use cloud resolving models and satellite data sets such as CloudSat and CALIPSO to achieve our research goals. Our work has been or is currently sponsored by the NSF, NASA, DOE and CG/AR. Professor van den Heever teaches classes in cloud physics, cloud dynamics, mesoscale and synoptic meteorology, and mesoscale modeling, has authored a book on Storm and Cloud Dynamics, and has participated in several field campaigns including CRYSTAL-FACE (NASA), BAMEX (NSF) and ICE-T (NSF).

(Top row) Peter Marinescu, Aryeh Drager, Sue van den Heever, Michal Clavner, Steve Herbener, Steve Saleeby, Sean Freeman. (Bottom row) Emily Riley, Amanda Sheffield, Adele Igel, Leah Grant.

RECENT NEWS

2016

July 1: Sue has been announced as one of the winners of the 2016 ASCENT award from the Atmospheric Sciences section of the AGU. Congratulations, Sue! More information about the award can be found here.

June 22: Adele has been appointed as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Cloud Physicist in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources at the University of California, Davis. Congratulations, Adele!

June 2: Ben has arrived to start research over the summer before classes start in the fall. Welcome to the group, Ben!

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WHAT WE DO

CLOUD MICROPHYSICS

Photo c/o Christina McCluskey

CONVECTIVE PROCESSES

MODIS Aqua true color image, 2 Sep. 2014

MESOSCALE MODELING

Animation c/o Leah Grant

CLOUD-AEROSOL INTERACTIONS

Saleeby and vdH

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STORM DYNAMICS

Photo c/o Leah Grant

SATELLITE DATA ANALYSIS

CloudSat reflectivity c/o Matt Igel

Prof. Susan C. van den Heever
Monfort Professor
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
email: sue (at) atmos.colostate.edu

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