Chris Slocum

Colorado State University

This is a photograph of the Lake of Glass that I took while hiking
in Rocky Mountain National Park during the spring of 2010.

I am a Graduate Research Assistant and Doctor of Philosophy Candidate in the Schubert Research Group at Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University.

I am working on tropical cyclone rapid intensification under the direction of Drs. Wayne Schubert and Mark DeMaria.

In addition to focusing on improving the understanding of tropical cyclones, I am interested in global numerical weather prediction, statistical forecasting methods, and data representation. I also volunteer my time to benefit the meteorological community as well as to improve the public's understanding of the weather.

Outside of the research and professional realm, I enjoy exploring and photographing the stunning vistas of the Colorado Rockies from Rocky Mountain National Park to the tops of the Colorado 14ers (mountains with summits greater than or equal to 14,000ft).

Contact Information

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae
  • Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
  • Master of Science, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Science, Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011
  • Certificate of Computer Programming, The Pennsylvania State University, 2010
Research Experience
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Schubert Research Group, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 2011-present
  • Meteorological Technician, Earth System Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2011
  • Ernest F. Hollings Scholar, Earth System Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2009-2011
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Mesoscale Dynamics and Predictability Group, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011
  • Assistant, Pennsylvania State Climate Office, 2010-2011
  • Co-Team Leader, DEVELOP National Program, NASA Langley Research Center, 2010
Professional Service
  • Organizer, Front Range Tropical Cyclone Workshop, 2014-present
  • Member & organizer, CIRA Software Engineering Group, 2014-present
  • Member, Board for Early Career Professionals, American Meteorological Society, 2012-2014; 2015-2017
  • Laureate of College of Earth & Mineral Sciences Academy for Global Experience, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Bob Glahn Endowed Scholarship in Statistical Meteorology, American Meteorological Society
  • Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, Office of Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Ellen Steidle Achievement Award, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
Computer Skills

Fortran 2003/2008 • Python (scientific & scripting) • LINUX/UNIX • High Performance Computing • HTML5 • CSS3 • JavaScript

Refereed Publications & Presentations

Please see my research page.