Faculty & Staff Profile

William Cotton, Atmospheric Sc

Dr. William R Cotton

Emeritus Professor
Research Scientist
Atmospheric Science

Research Interests

  • Cloud Dynamics, Mesoscale Modeling, Physics of Precipitation,
  • Large Eddy Simulation of The Cloudy Boundary Layer, Dynamics of Cirrus Clouds
  • Human Impacts of Weather and Climate

Links to Other Information


  • B.S. 1964, State University of New York, Albany - Mathematics
  • M.S. 1966, State University of New York, Albany - Meteorology
  • Ph.D. 1970, The Pennsylvania State University - Meteorology

Contact Information

Office Location: Atmospheric Science 215
Phone: (970)491-8593
Email: cotton@atmos.colostate.edu