Atmospheric science and craft beer: Next FORTCAST talk appeals to Fort Collins sensibilities

FORTCAST LogoThe next installment of FORTCAST’s What’s Brewing in Weather and Climate series is crafted with a Fort Collins flavor. Karen Kosiba, an atmospheric scientist at the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, will present “A CRAFT IPA:  A Career with Radars And Field Time Incorporating Proposals and Analyses.”

How is a career in atmospheric science related to craft beer? For one, there are plenty of acronyms in both.

A strong believer in experiencing weather from the inside of a Doppler on Wheels (DOW) radar truck, Kosiba has participated in a multitude of field projects, including:

  • Radar Observations of Tornadoes and Thunderstorms Experiment (ROTATE),
  • Hurricanes and Landfall (HAL),
  • Convectively and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS),
  • the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Thunderstorms Experiment (VORTEX2),
  • Long Lake-Axis-Parallel Lake-Effect Storms Project (LLAP),
  • and AgI Seeding Cloud Impact Investigation (ASCII).


Discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, upstairs at Tap & Handle. Please RSVP here. CSU students, bring your ID for $2 off drafts.

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