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News & Events in 2007

  • June 20, 2007 - Our Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) proposal for developing a mobile Fe/Rayleigh/Mie Doppler lidar has been just funded by NSF MRI program!

  • January 25, 2007 - A proposal "MRI: Development of a Mobile Fe-Resonance/Rayleigh/Mie Doppler Lidar" was submitted to NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program by Xinzhao Chu (PI) and Jeff Thayer (Co-PI)

  • February 8, 2007 - Xinzhao Chu was awarded a "CAREER" Award by NSF Aeronomy Program (Bob Kerr and Bob Robinson)

  • February 9, 2007 - Dr. Adrian McDonald from University of Canterbury, New Zealand visited and had discussion with Chihoko, Wentao, and then with our group in CIRES reading room

  • March 8, 2007 - Visiting day for perspective students to AES: Xinzhao gave a presentation for Remote Sensing, Earth and Space Science (RSESS) focus area, and Fentzke hosted student session

  • March 12 and 14, 2007 - Dr. Sara Tucker from NOAA gave guest lectures on Coherent Detection Doppler Lidar at ASEN-6519. Lidar Remote Sensing class

  • March 13, 2007 - Chihoko was admitted to CU PhD program by AES and was offered RA-ship by Prof. Xinzhao Chu

  • March 14, 2007 - Xinzhao was nominated by CU to Packard Fellowship

  • March 16, 2007 - A proposal was submitted to CIRES Innovation Research Program (IRP) from our research group

  • March 21, 2007 - Dr. Carl Weimer from Ball Aerospace gave a guest lecture at lidar remote sensing class

  • March 22, 2007 - 2nd CU-NIST Research Symposium: our group presented a poster on "High-resolution Doppler-free polarization spectroscopy for novel Doppler lidars for environmental and atmospheric science"

  • March 27, 2007 - A tutorial talk on gravity waves was given by Dr. Sharon Vadas from CoRA at CIRES auditorium @ 3:30-5:30pm

  • April 4, 2007 - CIRES science symposium was held at Stadium. We presented two posters:
    1. High-Resolution Doppler-Free Polarization Spectroscopy for Novel Doppler Lidars for Environmental and Atmospheric Science, by Xinzhao Chu, Wentao Huang, and Johannes Wiig
    2. Polar Stratospheric Clouds at Rothera and South Pole: Lidar Observations and Polar Vortex Effects, by Wentao Huang, Xinzhao Chu, Shawn E. Simpson, Graeme J. Nott, and Patrick J. Espy
  • April 5, 2007 - A tutorial talk on "Fabry-Perot Interferometer Observations of Mesospheric and Thermospheric Neutral Wind" was given by Dr. Qian Wu from NCAR at Ekeley S274 @ 2-4pm

  • April 6, 2007 - A field trip to NOAA to visit MOPA and HRDL lidars with Dr. Sara Tucker

  • April 10, 2007 - Prof. Xinzhao Chu received NSF CAREER Award

  • April 10, 2007 - Xinzhao Chu, Wentao Huang, and Mike Hardesty are among the winners of CIRES IRP 2007 competition

  • April 11-12, 2007 - Our test showed that the "Na cell" actually contains potassium atoms: strong absorption at 770 nm

  • April 17, 2007 - A tutorial talk "Numerical modeling for middle and upper atmosphere research" was given by Dr. Hanli Liu of NCAR at Ekeley S274 from 3-5pm. About 18 people attended the seminar.

  • May 15, 2007 - Fentzke Comprehensive Exam

  • May 18, 2007 - Chihoko Master Thesis Defense @ 10am on Friday

  • May 22-25, 2007 - Spring AGU in Mexico

  • June 24-28, 2007 - CEDAR workshop in Santa Fe