Welcome to the research group of Monfort 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 to achieve our scientific goals, in particular the open source Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) that is developed and maintained by the van den Heever research group. We also utilize satellite and radar data in our research endevors. Our research has been or is currently sponsored by the NSF, NASA, DOE, DOD and ONR.
Professor van den Heever teaches classes in cloud physics, cloud dynamics, mesoscale and synoptic meteorology, and mesoscale modeling, and has co-authored a book on Storm and Cloud Dynamics. The van den Heever research group has participated in a number of field campaigns including CRYSTAL-FACE (NASA), BAMEX (NSF), ICE-T (NSF) and HS3 (NASA). Dr van den Heever is also the PI of a field campaign being conducted in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 to investigate updraft and cold pool characteristics of convective storms over NE Colorado. The campaign, C3LOUD-Ex, is utilizing radiosondes, drones and radar data from the CSU-CHILL facility and involves students from the van den Heever, Schumacher, Schubert and Rutledge groups. More information on the field project can be found here.
|(Top row) Aryeh Drager, Steve Herbener, Steve Saleeby, Sue van den Heever, Adele Igel, Sean Freeman, Peter Marinescu. (Bottom row) Ben Toms, Jungmin (Minnie) Park, Leah Grant, Emily Riley, Jennie Bukowski.|
October 6: Congratulations to Aryeh and Peter for winning MAC Foundation travel grants! Peter will be traveling to the 2017 Aerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, and Climate (ACPC) Working Group Meeting, and Aryeh will be traveling to the AMS 17th Conference on Mesoscale Processes. Congratulations Aryeh and Peter!
September 22: Bethan White, a postdoctoral research assistant in Philip Stier's group at the University of Oxford, joins us for the next two months. Welcome Bethan!
August 28: Leah leaves for her NSF GROW travel to work with Todd Lane at the University of Melbourne in Australia.
August 8: Jennie Bukowski joins our group. Before arriving, Jennie was awarded the CSU Atmospheric Science/CIRA Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence scholarship. Congratulations Jennie!
July 25-29: Adele, Sean, and Sue all presented research at the International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation.
July 10-24: C3LOUD-Ex phase 1 took place in Northeastern Colorado. More information about the Monfort-funded field campaign can be found here.Click here for more news.
Photo c/o Christina McCluskey
MODIS Aqua true color image, 2 Sep. 2014
Animation c/o Leah Grant
Saleeby and vdH © Copyright 2014 AMS
Photo c/o Leah Grant
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CloudSat reflectivity c/o Matt Igel
Prof. Susan C. van den Heever
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
email: sue (at) atmos.colostate.edu
Webmaster: Sean Freeman
email: sean.freeman (at) colostate.edu