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Colorado State University
200 W. Lake Street
1375 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1375
(970) 491-8448

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Research Themes

  • Satellite Algorithm Development, Training and Education – Research associated with development of satellite-based algorithms for weather forecasting, with emphasis on regional and mesoscale meteorological phenomena, as well as development of training material to a wide variety of users, emphasizing operational forecasters
  • Regional to Global Scale Modeling Systems – Research associated with the improvement of weather/climate models that simulate and predict changes in the Earth system, including atmospheric and ocean dynamcs, radiative forcing, clouds/convection, land surface modeling, hydrology, and coupled modeling of the Earth system
  • Data Assimilation – Continued development of techniques to assimilate environmental observations, including satellite, terrestrial, oceanic, and biological observations, for use in analysis, modeling, and prediction activities associated with weather/climate predictions
  • Climate-Weather Processes – Research focusing on using numerical models and environmental data, including satellite observations, to better understand systems on the weather and short-term climate timescales (minutes to months) including regional climate
  • Data Distribution – Identifying effective and efficient methods of quickly distributing and displaying environmental and model data using web map services, data compression algorithms, and other techniques

Consortium Members

  • None

Award Details

  First 5-Year Award
Award Number NA19OAR4320073-T1-01
Award Period July 1, 2019 –
June 30, 2024
Award Amount $128,695,000
Research Performance
Progress Reports
July 2019 – March 2020
April 2020 – March 2021
April 2021 – March 2022
April 2022 – March 2023
CI Review by
Science Advisory Board
June 13-14, 2023