VAN DEN HEEVER
RESEARCH GROUP


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

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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).

Cloud Microphysics

Storm Dynamics

Graupel and heavily-rime stellar crystals (Photo: L. Rubright) An animation of a RAMS model simluation of convective storm development
van den Heever Research Group (2013)

Convective Processes

Mesoscale Processes

Back (left to right): Josh King, Steve Saleeby, Steve Herbener, Prof. Sue van den Heever, Matt Igel, Michal Clavner and Peter Marinescu. Front (left to right): Amanda Sheffield, Aryeh Drager, Leah Grant and Adele Igel. More Photos Basic storm processes (R. Seigel and S. van den Heever 2011) Cold pool development during CRYSTAL-FACE (Image Source: Frank and Kucera)