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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

Research Scientist

Working on cloud remote sensing using synergistic methods and instruments for studying interactions between clouds, aerosols and precipitation; marine boundary layer clouds with a special interest in 3D cloud properties retrievals, funded by the US Atmospheric System Research program.


Nicholas Kedzuf

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.

Matthew Lang

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

Research scientist

Working on cloud-radiation interactions over west Africa, funded by the EU FP7 DACCIWA project.

Former students

Jake Gristey

Worked 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.

Jake is currently working in Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)/NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, as a Research Associate in Dr Graham Feingold’s group.