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Lundquist, Julie Kay Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Prof. Lundquist leads an interdisciplinary research group in the Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of Colorado, with a joint appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Her research group uses observational and computational approaches to understand the atmospheric boundary layer, with an emphasis on atmosphere-wind energy interactions and growing activities in atmosphere-wildfire interactions.

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  • boundary-layer meteorology, wind energy, surface-atmosphere interactions, urban meteorology, ocean-atmosphere interactions, mesoscale modeling, large-eddy simulations

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Teaching

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  • ATOC 4500 - Special Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Acquaints students at the upper division level with current research in atmospheres, oceans, and climate. Topics may vary each semester. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours within the degree as long as the topic is different. Students may register for more than one section of this course in the same semester. Recommended prerequisites and corequisites: will vary depending on topic. Recommended restriction: students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
  • ATOC 4770 - Wind Energy Meteorology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Explores the complex interactions of the atmosphere and wind energy generation. Surveys wind turbine designs. Explores planetary boundary layer dynamics, traditional and novel wind measurement methods, forecasting methods, wind turbine and wind farm wakes, wind farm optimization, sound propagation from wind plants, climate change impacts on wind resources and the impacts of wind plants on local environments. Recommended prerequisite: ATOC 1050 or ATOC major. Same as ATOC 5770.
  • ATOC 4950 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Students work independently on a research topic under the guidance of a faculty member. A written thesis and an oral presentation of the work are required. Registration by arrangement and with consent of faculty mentor. Department enforced prerequisite: minimum 3.00 GPA.
  • ATOC 4990 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    This course is designed to provide junior and senior ATOC majors with the opportunity to work hands-on in the community and to gain practical knowledge and experience in both research and industry. Participation in the program requires both on-site and academic work. Recommended restriction: Students should have junior or senior standing (at the time of the internship) and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • ATOC 5770 - Wind Energy Meteorology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Explores the complex interactions of the atmosphere and wind energy generation. Surveys wind turbine designs. Explores planetary boundary layer dynamics, traditional and novel wind measurement methods, forecasting methods, wind turbine and wind farm wakes, wind farm optimization, sound propagation from wind plants, climate change impacts on wind resources and the impacts of wind plants on local environments. Same as ATOC 4770.
  • ATOC 6020 - Seminar in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Studies an area of current research in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. Students read selected papers from the literature. Students and faculty give presentations and participate in discussions. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours within the degree. May be repeated for a total of 3 credit hours within a semester.
  • ATOC 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • ATOC 7500 - Special Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Acquaints students with current research in atmospheres, oceans, and climate. Topics may vary each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Students may register for more than one section of this course in the same semester. Formerly ATOC 7500.

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