Research interests: 
 

  • Anthropogenic radiative forcing of Earth's climate 

  • Aerosol-cloud interactions 

  • Aerosol-radiation interactions 

  • Climate projections     

 

Anthropogenic impacts on clouds and Earth's climate

My research is focused on climate impacts of anthropogenic air pollution particles called aerosols. Aerosols off-set an unknown fraction of greenhouse gas warming effect. And aerosol impact on clouds is a key uncertainty in anthropogenic climate forcing.

It is clear that anthropogenic emissions warm the climate and there is an immediate need for large greenhouse gas emission reductions. The general aim of my research is to increase the physical understanding of aerosol impacts on clouds to make the climate projections even more reliable.