The Radar Meteorology Group Colorado State University
The Radar Meteorology Group, Colorado State University

Theses/Dissertations

1990: Precipitation processes and water budget study of the 10-11 June 1985 mesoscale convective system. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science,Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (T. Rickenbach).

1991: Non-inductive charging of tropical convection in high and low cape environments. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (S. Randell).

1992: An observational and modeling study of the 26-27 June 1985 PRE-STORM Mesoscale Convective System. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (K. Manning).

1992: An observational and theoretical study of squall line evolution. Ph.D. Dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (E. Rasmussen).

1992: Radar based case study of a northeast Colorado snowstorm. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (N. S. Powell).

1992: Cloud-to-ground lightning in tropical mesoscale convective systems. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (W. Petersen).

1994: Multiparameter radar case studies of the microphysical and kinematic evolution of lightning producing storms. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (L. Carey).

1994: Doppler Radar Observations of an Asymmetric MCS and Associated Vortex Couplet. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (J. Scott).

1995: Vertical Motion Structure in Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems. Ph.D. Dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (R. Cifelli).

1996: The Vertical Structure and Modulation of TOGA COARE Convection: A Radar Perspective. Ph.D. Dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (C. DeMott).

1996: Doppler Radar Investigation of Tornadic and Lightning Producing Storms in Northeast Colorado. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (R. Lucci).

1996: Characteristics of Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Associated with Severe Thunderstorms in Northeast Colorado. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (J. Erdman).

1996: Surface Fluxes and Boundary Layer Recovery in TOGA COARE: Sensitivity to Convective Organization. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (T. Saxen).

1996: Convection in TOGA COARE: Horizontal Scale, Morphology, and Rainfall Production. Ph.D. Dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (T. Rickenbach).

1996: An Observational and Modeling Study of Mesoscale Convective System Electrification. Ph.D. Dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (T. Schuur).

1997: Multi-Scale Process Studies in the Tropics: Results from Lightning Observations. Ph.D. Dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (W. Petersen).

1997: Relationship Between Storm Structure and Lightning Activity in Colorado Convection Observed During STERAO-A. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (T. Lang).

1998: Climatological Characteristics of Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Activity in the Contiguous United States. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (B. Zajac).

1998: Microphysical Characteristics of Ice Crystals and Snowflakes as Revealed by Polarimetric Radar Measurements. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (C. Butler).

1998: Integration of WSR-80 and GOES-8 Data for Detecting and Forecasting Storm Initiation. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (R. Roberts).

1998: Lifecycle Characteristics and Organization of Tropical Island Convection. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (D. Ahijevych).

1999: On the Relationship Between Precipitation and Lightning as Revealed by Multiparameter Radar Observations. Ph.D. Dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (L. Carey).

1999: Relationship Between Lightning Flash Rates and Radar Observations from Colorado and Australia. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (J. Ryan).

1999: Multiparameter Investigation of Significant Lightning Producing Storms in Northeastern Colorado. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (M. Gauthier).

1999: A One-Dimensional Time-Dependent Cloud Model. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (L. Henderson).

2000: Classification of Tropical Precipitation Regimes: A Comparative Analysis of Disdrometer, Profiler, and Multi-parameter Radar Measurements. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (L. Belcher).

2000: On the Relationships Between Convective Storm Kinetics, Microphysics, and Lightning. Ph.D. Dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (T. Lang).

2001: A Statistical Frequency Analysis of Lightning Producing Storms During STEPS 2000. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (S. Cabosky).

2002: Kinematic, Microphysical, and Latent Heating Aspects of Two Mesoscale Convective Systems Observed During TRMM-LBA. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (A. Williams)

2003: Kinematic and Microphysical Evolution of the 29 June Supercell Observed During STEPS. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (S. Tessendorf).

2003: A Radar Perspective on the Variability of Tropical Convection Characteristics Over the Southwestern Amazon and Eastern Pacific Regions. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (L. G. de Paiva Pereira).

2003: Ground Truth and Modeling Verification of the Hail Quadrature Parameter. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. (T. Depue).

2004: Evaluating the Use of Polarimetric Cloud Radars for Studying Winter Storms. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University. (D. Long)

2004: An Integrated Display and Analysis Tool for Multi-Variable Radar Data. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University. (B. Dolan)

2005: Kinematic, Microphysical and Electrical Structure and Evolution of Thunderstorms during the Severe Thunderstorm Electrification and Precipitation Study (STEPS). Ph.D. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (K. Wiens)

2006: Relationships Between Kinematics, Microphysics, and Lightning In High Plains Storms Observed During the Severe Thunderstorm Electrification and Precipitation Study (STEPS). Ph.D. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (S.A. Tessendorf)

2006: Vertical Structure and Kinematics of Tropical Monsoon Precipitation Observed From A 2875-MHZ Profiler During NAME. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (D. Lerach)

2007: Observations of Winter Storms with a Video Disdrometer and Polarimetric Radar. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (K. Ikeda)

2007: Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Polarity and Environmental Conditions Over the Central United States. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (C. Kalb)

2007: Elevation-dependant trends in precipitation observed by the NAME radar network. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (A. Rowe)

2008: Polarimetric –based rainfall rates using s-band and x- band radars in the GPM-GV pilot project. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (K. George)

2008: Lightning Characteristics in Bow Echo and Supercell storms. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (R. Cullin)

2008: Characteristics and Organization of Precipitating Features During NAME 2004 and their Relationship to Environmental Conditions. Ph. D. Dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (L. G.P. Pereira)

2009: Analysis and Application of the CASA IP1 X-band Polarimetric Radar Network. Ph.D. Dissertation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (B. Dolan)

2010: Analysis of Sea Breeze and Boundary Layer Structures in NAME 2004. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (B. Stuckmeyer)

2011: A comparison of Positive and Negative Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Dominant Storms in Three Regions of the United States. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (A. Anderson)

2011: A Polarimetric Radar Analysis of Convection Observed during NAME and TiMREX. Ph. D. Dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (A. Rowe)

2012: Regional Analysis of Convective Systems During the West African Monsoon. Ph.D. dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (Nick Guy)

2012: Radar and Lightning Analysis associated with Negative Gigantic Jets. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (Tiffany Meyer)

2012: Microphysics and kinematics of winter storms observed by the CASA IP1 X-band dual-polarized radar network, including winter hydrometeor identification algorithm development. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (Elizabeth Thompson)

2013: Regional, Seasonal and Diurnal Variations of Cloud-to-Ground Lightning with Large Impulse Charge Moment Changes. M. S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (Nick Beavis)

2014: Factors Affecting Lightning Behavior in Various Regions of the United States. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (Brody Fuchs)

2014: Prediction of Total Lightning Behavior in Colorado and Alabama Thunderstorms from Storm Dynamical and Microphysical Variables. M. S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (Brett Basarab)

2015: The Simultaneous Influence of Thermodynamics and Aerosols on Deep Convection and Lightning. Ph.D. dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (Doug Stolz)

2015: Tropical Warm Pool Rainfall Variability and Impact on Upper Ocean Variability throughout the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Ph.D. dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (Elizabeth Thompson)

2017: Microphysical, Dynamical, and Lightning Processes Associated with Anomalous Charge Structures in Isolated Convection. Ph.D. dissertation, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (Brody Fuchs)

2017: An Analysis of Total Lightning Characteristics in Tornadic Storms : Preparing for the Capabilities of the GLM. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (Karly Reimel)

2017: Investigations of the Uncertainties Associated with HID Algorithms and Guiding Input to a Novel, Synthetic Polarimetric Radar Simulator. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (Julie Barnum)

2017: Lightning Channel Locations, LNOx Production, and Advection in Anomalous and Normal Polarity Thunderstorms. M.S. Thesis, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (Trent Davis)

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