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
2nd 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.
2nd 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.
Chen-Kuang (Kevin) Yang
1st year MS student (funded by NASA Goddard and CIRA)
Improving understanding of near-cloud aerosol properties from A-Train observations, Large Eddy Simulations and 3D radiative transfer calculations.
Former group members at University of Reading
Dr. Peter Hill
Working on cloud-radiation interactions over west Africa, funded by the EU FP7 DACCIWA project.
Dr. Jake Gristey
Former PhD student who worked on understanding the Earth’s energy flows using new, viable and sustainable observations from a constellation of satellites. Jake is currently working in Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences / NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, as a Research Associate in Dr. Graham Feingold’s group.