Nolan Doesken

Mr. Nolan Doesken was born and raised in rural central Illinois where he grew up with an intense fascination with weather. After studying Atmospheric Science at the University of Michigan and University of Illinois, he moved to Colorado in 1977 to become the Assistant State Climatologist at Colorado State University. His job is monitoring, investigating, describing and explaining patterns, variations, extremes and trends in climate across the state of Colorado. In 1997 a localized flash flood severely damaged the CSU campus and killed 5 people near campus. This event resulted in a new focus. Nolan has been working more ever since on outreach and education to help citizens be more aware of the weather and climate around them. In 1998 he established a small local project called CoCoRaHS -- the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network where people of all ages help scientists study storms. CoCoRaHS is now becoming a national program with thousands of participants.

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