University of Northern Colorado
Cindy Shellito is an associate professor at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. Her primary research interests are in modeling deep-time paleoclimate and geoscience education. She teaches courses focusing on themes ranging from paleoclimatology and global climate dynamics to mesoscale meteorology.
Climate Around the World part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This exercise is designed to provide students with an overview of regional climate variations around the world and promote discussion of factors that create differences in climate around the world. This assignment provides an introduction to the complexities of the climate system by requiring each student to gather information about one region or country, then synthesize that with information provided by other students.
Exploring the Link between Hurricanes and Climate using GCM Results part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This activity requires students to examine global climate model output available online and consider the potential impact of global warming on tropical cyclone initiation and evolution. As a follow-up, students read two short articles on the connection between hurricanes and global warming and discuss these articles in context of what they have learned from model output.
Modeling Early Earth Climate with GEEBITT part of Cutting Edge:Early Earth:Activities
This activity requires students to use a simple spreadsheet model to consider the roles of solar luminosity, planetary albedo, and greenhouse gases in controlling surface temperature in the present and during the Archean and Proterozoic.
Paleoclimatology part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
This course introduces students to the methods of paleoclimatology and provides a survey of major climatic events over the history of the Earth. The course incorporates journal articles and web resources to teach students through lectures and in-class activities.
Climatology part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
This course is designed to help students gain a scientific understanding of the physical aspects of Earth's climate system and the factors that influence climate change. We explore the global balance of energy and transfer of radiation in the atmosphere through in-depth quantitative analysis, as well the hydrologic cycle and the general circulation of the oceans and atmosphere. Students become familiar with global climate models and learn to examine model output with an eye toward quantifying climate sensitivity and identifying feedbacks.
Developing a hands-on approach to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting weather observations and climate data part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Essays
Developing a hands-on approach to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting weather observations and climate data Cindy Shellito, Earth Sciences, University of Northern Colorado Meteorologists and climatologists ...
Cindy Shellito part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Workshop 2010:Participant Essays
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado As a meteorologist and paleoclimate modeler, nearly every course I have taught in the past five years has required students to delve into the complexities of the ...
Exploring the Link Between Hurricanes and Climate Using GCM Results part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activity Supplement Collection
Cindy Shellito, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Northern Colorado.This page is a supplement to the original activity description found hereShort description of the activity:This activity requires ...
Career Profile: Cindy Shellito part of Cutting Edge:Early Career:Workshop Leader Profiles:Career Profiles
Associate Professor of Meteorology, University of Northern Colorado The University of Northern Colorado is a 4-year public university. Cindy Shellito is one of the leaders of the 2013 "Workshop for Early ...
Cindy Shellito part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Workshop 08:Participant Profiles
Cindy Shellito Earth Sciences - Asst. Professor of Meteorology University of Northern Colorado Campus Box 100 Ross Hall 3265 Greeley, CO 80639 970.351.2491 970.351.4197 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org Research and ...
What do we know about the origin of the atmosphere? part of Cutting Edge:Early Earth:Key Questions about the Early Earth
submitted by Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado; Linda Sohl, Columbia University; and Jim Kasting, The Pennsylvania State University Why is this question important? This question has implications for ...