Accession Number:

ADA582092

Title:

Colorado State University Center for Geosciences/Atmospheric Research (CG/AR)

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly rept. no. 22, 1 Jul-30 Sep 2011

Corporate Author:

COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS CENTER FOR GEOSCIENCES/ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The Center for GeosciencesAtmospheric Research at Colorado State University continued this quarter with five research themes Hydrometeorology Clouds, Icing and Aerosols Urban and Boundary Layer Environment Remote Sensing of Battlespace Parameters and Technology Transfer. In this quarter, six refereed papers were accepted or submitted by CGAR researchers and supported students. Eleven graduate students were supported. Interactions between CGAR scientists and DoD-affiliated personnel continued as usual, including discussions with representatives of ARLBED, ERDC, CRREL and AFWA. Cross-cutting research to understand the distribution and behavior of water vapor in gaseous, solid and liquid forms in the atmosphere continued. The analysis of aircraft observations from the CLEX experiments was finalized, with clear impacts on aircraft icing hazards and DoD modeling approaches. CGAR research on the vertical distribution of cloud water and ice showed further connections between aerosol distribution, cloud microphysics, and mesoscale weather systems. Satellite-sensed water vapor and cloud vertical hydrometeor profiles were investigated to attack the traditionally difficult problem of estimating cloud base in data-denied regions, a topic of particular interest to UAV operators. Several encouraging relationships were discovered. Two inexpensive passive microwave radiometers, fabricated at CSU, were deployed in a field experiment to retrieve water vapor distribution at very high spatial resolution. The environment near and within Earth s surface can be better characterized in an acoustic, aerosol and soil moisture sense due to CGAR-sponsored research conducted this quarter.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE