(Randall, Cora Einterz - 2015) -- AAAS Fellow Award or Honor Receipt uri icon



  • After an initial research career investigating the optical characteristics of proteins, Dr. Randall joined the University of Colorado in 1989 to work on the Hubble Space Telescope. In 1993 she began studying the Earth’s atmosphere. Her main area of expertise is satellite remote sensing of the Earth’s middle atmosphere, with particular emphasis on the polar regions. She investigates the dynamic interactions between atmospheric layers, focusing particularly on processes related to stratospheric ozone depletion and the formation of anomalous high-altitude polar mesospheric clouds. Her research contributes to a growing body of research into the causes of changes in the Earth’s atmosphere. Dr. Randall teaches courses in chemistry, climate, radiative transfer and remote sensing. She is a current or prior member of numerous international satellite science teams and is principal investigator on the Cloud Imaging and Particle Size (CIPS) experiment for the NASA Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) satellite mission.
    Randall is the current chair of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and is also a faculty member in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. She has published more than 100 papers in refereed scientific journals.'