Clouds, Aerosol, & Climate

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Research Highlight Climate: Polygons are widespread in nature. Hexagons also appear in broad sheets of clouds across parts of Earth's oceans, and researchers have used a network approach to analyze why. Their work will help scientists represent clouds more accurately in computer models of weather and climate change. Learn More Image: NASA satellite

Dr. Graham Feingold, Program Lead
Sara Gibbons, Admin Support Assistant (303) 497-5074

NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory
325 Broadway R/CSL9
Boulder, CO 80305 USA


Focus

The Clouds, Aerosol, & Climate research program studies clouds, their interaction with aerosol particles, their radiative properties, and their ability to produce precipitation.

Tools

We model the physical and radiative properties of cloud systems, using detailed large eddy simulation of aerosol-cloud interactions, mesoscale, and regional modeling. Model results are compared to in-situ and remote sensing data.

Collaborations

We participate in national and international field experiments, cloud modeling workshops, and international reviews and assessments to further our understanding of aerosol-cloud radiative effects and cloud feedbacks.

Publications

Publications

Field Projects

Field Projects
Providing flight planning and modeling for aircraft field missions.

Models

Models
Studying the physical and radiative properties of cloud systems using a range of models.

Other Methods

Tools
Machine learning and statistical emulators.