My research addresses physical climate processes in the context of anthropogenic perturbations to the earth system as the underlying cause of climate change and air pollution.
Focal points of my research are the role of clouds in the climate system, combining cloud and aerosol physics to understand and constrain their interactions. Aerosols are small liquid or solid particles suspended in air of both anthropogenic and natural origin. Cloud droplets form on aerosol particles so man-made changes in aerosol (precursor) emissions affect clouds and their effects on radiation and the hydrological cycle. Clouds also respond to our changing climate through complex feedback mechanisms.
Please see my Climate Processes research group webpage for more details.