Prof. Christine Chiu
Working on improving understanding and representations of cloud, aerosol, precipitation and radiation in models using novel, synergistic remote sensing measurements
Promoting satellite constellations for monitoring Earth radiation cycles and understanding the underlying physical processes.
CV can be found here.
Dr. Yann Blanchard
1st year MS student (funded by the Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research program)
Working on understanding the trigger requirement, frequency and rate of secondary ice production, using scanning radar measurements from the ARM Mobile Facility Biogenic Aerosols-Effects on Clouds and Climate (BAECC) deployment.
1st year MS student (funded by CloudSat)
Investigating the underlying processes of soil-moisture – precipitation coupling and feedback, by improving radar-based soil moisture measurements, and combining A-Train data to detect and quantify the impact of soil moisture on the initiation and organization of convective clouds.
Group members at University of Reading
Dr. Peter Hill
Working on cloud-radiation interactions over west Africa, funded by the EU FP7 DACCIWA project.
4th year PhD student
Working on understanding the Earth’s energy flows at high temporal resolution using new, viable, and sustainable observation strategies from a constellation of satellites, co-supervised by Prof. Robert Gurney and Prof. Keith Shine; the project is supported by the UK Met Office and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.