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Professor Doug Lownethal's Research at Storm Peak Laboratory

Professor Doug Lowenthal
Professor Doug Lowenthal

Recently featured in International Innovation magazine, Professor Doug Lowenthal discusses his long-term research at Storm Peak Laboratory in the "Inhibition of Snowfall by Pollution Aerosols" project and the importance of including the complex interactions of cloud processes in climate models.

Read more in an excerpt from International Innovation magazine (PDf)

Brandon Krentz's Eagle Scout Ceremony At Storm Peak Laboratory

Brandon Krantz
Brandon Krantz

Brandon Krentz performed his service project required for his Eagle Scout Rank at Storm Peak Laboratory in 2009. Thus is was fitting to have Brandon's Eagle Scout ceremony outside the laboratory on Saturday, September 18, 2010.

The Eagle rank is a very significant accomplishment for any Scout, which can only be achieved through commitment and hard work. Brandon is a 3rd generation Eagle Scout and should be very proud of keeping the family tradition alive.

Jesse "Gus" Allen

Gus Allen
Gus Allen

Storm Peak Laboratory has awarded their annual $500 high school scholarship to Gus Allen. Gus Allen just finished his senior year at Steamboat Springs High School and will start as a freshman at Fout Lewis College.

Gus will be majoring in Exercise Science and will be a member fo the cross country running team.

Congratulations Gus!

Storm Peak Laboratory in Steamboat Springs' annual 4th of July Parade

Annual 4th of July Parade
Annual 4th of July Parade

Laboratory Director, Dr. Gannet Hallar, and Site Manager, Ian McCubbin were joined by family members and Storm Peak Lab supporters to march in the 107th annual Steamboat Springs' 4th of July parade. The trusty Polaris Ranger was decorated in traditional red, white, and blue sparkle. Riding along side were two graduate students on their festive bicycles.

There was such an outpouring of support from familiar faces in the crowd. As always, Thanks Steamboat! We look forward to next year when the theme of our float will be "weird science".

Chrissy Ford

Chrissy Ford
Chrissy Ford

Storm Peak Laboratory has awarded their annual $500 high school scholarship to Chrissy Ford. Chrissy just finished her senior year at Steamboat Springs High School.

During her senior year, she focused her independent research project on Storm Peak Laboratory weather data and the feasibility for wind energy generation at the summit Mt. Werner. Congratulations Chrissy! We wish you all the best!

Bryce Peters

Bryce Peters
Bryce Peters

Storm Peak Laboratory has awarded their annual $500 high school scholarship to Bryce Peters. Bryce just finished his senior year at Steamboat Springs High School. He will now be pursuing a degree in Material Science at the University of Washington.

During his senior year, he focused his independent research project on artificial muscles and carbon nanotube technology. Bryce maintained a 4.0 GPA (unweighted), while working both at the Ski Haus and at the Truck Stop. Congratulations Bryce! We wish you all the best!

Ian Berry

Ian Berry
Ian Berry

Ian Berry, a Steamboat Springs High School Senior, worked this summer with the U.S. Forest Service and the Steamboat Springs Ski Resort to install an informational sign in front of Storm Peak Laboratory. Ian selected this project to complete his community service and become an Eagle Scout.

This sign will provide skiers passing Storm Peak Laboratory with information about the current research and outreach projects at the facility. In October, the sign was built at Ian's house and installed with the help of several volunteers and members of his boy scout troop.