Delores J. Knipp Designated an AMS Fellow

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

As part of their yearly awards and honors program, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) has recognized Dr. Delores J. Knipp as a Fellow. To qualify as a Fellow, one has to make outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their applications during a substantial period of years.

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Dr. Delores J. Knipp

New Fellows are elected each year by the Council at its fall meeting from a slate submitted by the Fellows Committee of not more than two-tenths of 1 percent of all AMS Members. AMS 2019 Awards and Honors Recipients.

Delores Knipp is a Senior Research Associate at the High Altitude Observatory of NCAR.

Delores has over 30 years of research and teaching experience in meteorology and upper atmosphere and geospace environment physics. She actually began her career studying weather here on Earth. Delores spent some years doing conventional meteorology, particularly with the United States Air Force. She began getting interested in the “space-atmosphere interface region” and became completely hooked when she took an astronomy course during her master’s degree. She ended up studying space environments for her PhD, and she’s been studying space weather ever since. Her areas of focus include Remote Sensing and Earth, and Space Sciences. Delores researches the space weather effects on satellite drag and how distant stars, our own Sun and Earth's environment affect spacecraft and signals in the region where space meets our atmosphere.

While doing research at HAO, she mentors and interacts with several post doctoral visitors.

She is also a geo-space scientist and research professor in the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she teaches a graduate-level aerospace environment course and guides graduate research on space environment interactions with humans and technology.

Delores is currently the Editor-In-Chief for the American Geophysical Union Journal, Space Weather.