Friday, June 17, 2016

The GSD Director’s Office has set aside initial funding to support two graduate students for two years each. One of the students will be funded through CIRA at CSU and one through CIRES at CU.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Water and climate scientists from around the nation and world will gather at Colorado State University next week to review today's greatest challenges in water resources management, and to craft recommendations on addressing those challenges.

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Hurricane Sandy, October 28, 2012; image captured by GOES-13 satellite. NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
After the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, the media highlighted the fact that the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting provided a better forecast than did the U.S.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Information on the 2015 JCSDA Summer Colloquium on Satellite Data Assimilation is online at

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NASA P-3 Orion over CIRA Foothills Campus
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Along with several other aircraft involved with the FRAPPE mission (online at: 
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Monday, May 19, 2014
The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), a research institute between CSU and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been granted a five-year extension on the agreement.
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Sunset over the CIRA Building at the CSU Foothills Campus
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Welcome to the new CIRA website!  In the coming days, you will see some exciting and interesting changes to these pages, as we implement more features and functionality. 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

City lights and reflected moonlight from snowcover across the southeastern United States are captured in this image from the Day-Night Band instrument of VII

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

NASA, NOAA and CIRA scientists unveiled new nighttime images of Earth from the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in

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Friday, October 5, 2012

The Hurricane Forecast Intensity Project (HFIP), part of the RAMMB team here at CIRA, has been awarded the 2012 Governor's Award for High-Impact Research for the

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