The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University is a global leader in research, teaching, and training the next generation of scientists.
The university's atmospheric research, climate modeling and environmental science programs are rated among the best in the world. Rankings of doctoral programs by the National Research Council place CSU in the top two atmospheric science/meteorology programs in the nation.
The Department of Atmospheric Science and its affiliated Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere together comprise a CSU Program of Scholarly Excellence. Since the department's founding in 1962, CSU has received continuous national recognition in a wide range of activities: observing and modeling weather-related phenomena, specifically in the areas of cloud microphysics, severe storms and mesoscale meteorology; atmospheric chemistry and air quality; radiation and remote sensing; climate and atmosphere-ocean dynamics; and global biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems.
Read some recent highlights from atmospheric science at CSU – and how its research and teaching are changing the world.