Ph.d Dissertations and M.S. Thesis From My Research Group

Today, I am highlighting the dissertations and theses from my research group over the years. A number of them are available as pdfs. For those looking for in-depth research beyond what appeared in our published papers, this is an excellent resource to access.

Theses and Dissertations*

*Roger A. Pielke, Major Adviser. (Listed in alphabetical order by author.)

M.S. Students

Artz, R., 1982, M.S. Thesis: Comparison of methods of air parcel trajectory analysis for defining source-receptor relationships. University of Virginia.

Blanchard, D.O., 1983, M.S. Thesis: Variability of the convective field pattern in south Florida and its relationship to the synoptic flow. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University.

PDF Chase, Thomas N., 1995: M.S. Thesis: The sensitivity of a general circulation model to large scale vegetation changes. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 57 pp.

Ciolek, John T. Jr., 2005, M.S. Thesis: Assessment of atmospheric plume prediction, modeling and vulnerability capabilities with respect to terrorist events. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 180 pp.

Coskun, Mustafa, 1992, M.S. Plan B, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, No thesis required.

Cramer, Captain James, 1988, M.S. Thesis: Observational evaluation of snow cover effects on the generation and modification of mesoscale circulations. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 144 pp.

Darby, Lisa S., 2001, M.S. Thesis: The sea breeze at Monterey Bay: Comparisons between lidar measurements and two-dimensional numerical simulations. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 106 pp.

PDF Eastman, Joseph L., 1993, M.S. Thesis: A numerical study and tracer evaluation of transport and diffusion in a lake breeze. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 112 pp.

PDF Greene, Ethan M., 1999, M.S. Thesis: Simulation of alpine snow distributions in the northern Colorado Rocky Mountains using a numerical snow-transport model. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 79 pp.

PDF Hanamean, James R. Jr., 2001, M.S. Thesis: Vegetation impacts on maximum and minimum temperatures in northeast Colorado. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University, 67 pp.

PDF Knowles, Captain John B., 1993, M.S. Thesis: The influence of forest fire induced albedo differences on the generation of mesoscale circulations. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 86 pp.

Lindsey, C.G., 1980, M.S. Thesis: Analysis of coastal wind energy regimes. University of Virginia.

Martin, Charles L., 1981, M.S. Thesis: Numerical accuracy in a mesoscale meteorological model. University of Virginia.

McCoy, Mary, 1988, M.S. Thesis: Application of a local-scale dry model to operational short-range forecasting. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 125 pp.

McQueen, Jeffrey T., 1985, M.S. Thesis: A numerical and climatological investigation of deep convective cloudiness patterns in south Florida. Atmospheric Science Department, Colorado State University.

Mehring, P., 1981, M.S. Thesis: Atmospheric variables and morning roosting of chimney swifts (Chaetura pelagica). University of Virginia.

Mizzi, A.P., 1981, M.S. Thesis: A numerical investigation of the mesoscale atmospheric circulation in the Oregon coastal zone with a coupled atmosphere-ocean model. University of Virginia.

PDF Papineau, John M., 1992, M.S. Thesis: A performance evaluation of the NGM and RAMS models for the 29-30 March 1991 Front Range storm. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 73 pp.

PDF Poulos, Gregory S., 1992, M.S. Thesis: The potential effect of Los Angeles Basin Pollution on Grand Canyon air quality. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 154 pp.

PDF Rodriguez, Humberto, 1992, M.S. Thesis: Influence of mesoscale variations in land surface albedo on large-scale averaged heat fluxes. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 70 pp.

PDF Sharp, Kevin, 2009, M.S. Thesis: The influence of landfall variation on tropical cyclone losses in the United States as simulated by HAZUS. Department of Geography, University of Colorado, 67 pp.

PDF Shaw, Brent L., 1995, M.S. Thesis: The effect of soil moisture and vegetation heterogeneity on a Great Plains dryline: A numerical study.Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 93 pp.

Stocker, Roger, 1996, M.S. Thesis: Numerical examination of long-range dispersion using RAMS with a climatological analysis for the MOHAVE field study. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 119 pp.

PDF Strack, John E., 2001, M.S. Thesis: Sensitivity of model-generated daytime surface heat fluxes over snow to land-cover changes. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University, 74 pp.

Tunick, Arnold D., 1984, M.S. Thesis: A first-order closure model of the atmospheric boundary layer; Comparison with observations and theory. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University.

PDF Xian, Zejin, 1991, M.S. Thesis: A 2-D model study of the influence of the surface on mesoscale convection during the Indian monsoon. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 110 pp +appendix.

Yu, Chang-Han, 1985, M.S. Thesis: Mesoscale air quality under stagnant synoptic cold season conditions in the Lake Powell area. Atmospheric Science Department, Colorado State University, 125 pp.

Ph.D. Students

Arritt, Raymond W., 1985, Ph.D. Dissertation: Numerical studies of thermally and mechanically forced circulations over complex terrain. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 193 pp.

PDF Beltran, Adriana Beatriz, 2005, Ph.D. Dissertation: Using a coupled atmospheric-biospheric modeling system (GEMRAMS) to model the effects of land-use/land-cover changes on the near-surface atmosphere. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 186 pp.

PDF Castro, Christopher Lawrence, 2005, Ph.D. Dissertation: Investigation of the summer climate of North America: A regional atmospheric modeling study. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 210 pp.

PDF Chase, Thomas N., 1999: Ph.D. Dissertation: The role of historical land-cover changes as a mechanism for global and regional climate change. Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, 117 pp.

PDF Copeland, Jeffrey H., 1995, Ph.D. Dissertation: Impact of soil moisture and vegetation distribution on July 1989 climate using a regional climate model. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 124 pp.

Cram, Jennifer M., 1990, Ph.D. Dissertation: Numerical simulation and analysis of the propagation of a prefrontal squall line. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 332 pp.

PDF Davey, Christopher A., 2005, Ph.D. Dissertation: Alternative metrics for measuring heating trends, with possible connections between the surface and troposphere. Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, 267 pp.

PDF Eastman, Joseph L., 1999, Ph.D. Dissertation: Analysis of the effects of CO2 and landscape change using a coupled plant and meteorological model. Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, 148 pp.

PDF Finley, Catherine, 1997, Ph.D. Dissertation: Numerical simulation of intense multi-scale vortices generated by supercell thunderstorms. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 297 pp.

Hadfield, Mark Gregory, 1988, Ph.D. Dissertation: The response of the atmospheric convective boundary layer to surface inhomogeneities. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 398 pp.

Lee, Tsengdar J., 1992, Ph.D. Dissertation: The impact of vegetation on the atmospheric boundary layer and convective storms. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 137 pp.

PDF Leoncini, Giovanni, 2009, Ph.D. Dissertation: Improving numerical weather prediction: Error growth at the convective scale and speed. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 101 pp.

PDF Lu, Lixin, 1999, Ph.D. Dissertation: Implementation of a two-way interactive atmospheric and ecological model and its application to the central United States. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 134 pp.

PDF Marshall, Curtis H., 2004, Ph.D. Dissertation: Simulated impacts of anthropogenic land-cover change on the mesoscale climate of the Florida peninsula. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 127 pp.

PDF Matsui, Toshihisa, 2006, Ph.D. Dissertation: Aerosol effects on cloud-precipitation and land-surface processes. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 262 pp. View Dissertation presentation

McCumber, Michael, 1980, Ph.D. Dissertation: A numerical simulation of the influence of heat and moisture fluxes upon mesoscale circulations. University of Virginia, 255 pp.

McNider, Richard T., 1981, Ph.D. Dissertation: Investigation of the impact of topographic circulations on the transport and dispersion of air pollutants. University of Virginia.

PDF Moran, Michael D., 1992, Ph.D. Dissertation: Numerical modelling of mesoscale atmospheric dispersion. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 758 pp.

PDF Nair, Udaysankar S., 2002, Ph.D. Dissertation: Climatic impact of lowland deforestation on tropical montane cloud forests in Costa Rica. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University, 140 pp.

PDF Papineau, John M., 1998, Ph.D. Dissertation: Orographic precipitation: A mesoscale modeling perspective. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 131 pp.

PDF Poulos, Gregory S., 1996, Ph.D. Dissertation: The interaction of katabatic winds and mountain waves. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 300 pp.

Snook, John, 1993, Ph.D. Dissertation: An investigation of Colorado Front Range winter storms using a nonhydrostatic mesoscale numerical model designed for operational use. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 373 pp.

PDF Song, Jenn-Luen, 1986, Ph.D. Dissertation: A numerical investigation of Florida’s sea breeze-cumulonimbus interactions. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 187 pp.

PDF Strack, John E., 2006, Ph.D. Dissertation: Arctic tundra shrub invasion and soot deposition: consequences for spring snowmelt and near-surface air temperatures. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University, 127 pp.

PDF Vidale, Pier Luigi, 1998, Ph.D. Dissertation: Contributions of land surface forced mesoscale circulations to the total heat, moisture and momentum budgets over BOREAS. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University.

PDF Wesley, Douglas A., 1991, Ph.D. Dissertation: An investigation of the effects of topography on Colorado Front Range winter storms. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 197 pp.

PDF Zeng, Xubin, 1992, Ph.D. Dissertation: Chaos theory and its application in the atmosphere. Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 177 pp. + appendix.

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