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 homepage of Professor Susan van den Heever's research group. Our research interests are in CLOUD PROCESSES, particularly cloud physics, aerosol indirect effects, storm dynamics, convective organization and mesoscale dynamics, which we investigate through the use of numerical modeling. This research has been or is currently sponsored by the NSF, NASA and CG/AR. Professor van den Heever teaches classes in mesoscale and synoptic meteorology, cloud dynamics 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 (Photo and image: R. Seigel) Cold pool development during CRYSTAL-FACE (Image Source: Frank and Kucera)