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Aerosol-Cloud-Radiation Interactions: Modeling and Observations


Earth System Research Laboratories, Chemical Sciences Laboratory

opportunity location
26.05.03.B4932 Boulder, CO 80305


name email phone
Graham Feingold 720.295.9320


Cloud and aerosol properties are being studied with a focus on climate forcing and feedbacks. A central theme is that of aerosol-cloud interactions. To address this problem we use data from remote sensors and airborne field campaigns, in conjunction with numerical models. Cloud parcel models and large eddy simulations are being used to address both the effect of aerosol particles on cloud microphysics, as well as cloud processing of aerosol. The models are used in conjunction with observations to elucidate physical processes. Research opportunities exist in the field of (1) numerical modeling of aerosol, clouds, radiation, land-use, and associated feedbacks; (2) in-situ and remote observation and analysis of aerosol, cloud, and the aerosol-cloud continuum; (3) critical research into Marine Cloud Brightening; (4) top-down approaches to complex systems.



Stevens B, Feingold G: Nature 461: doi:10.1038/nature08281, 2009

Feingold G, et al: Nature 466: doi:10.1038/nature09314, 2010

Diamond, M. S. et al.: PNAS,, 2022

Feingold, G. et al.: Science Advances,10, eadi8594, 2024

Feingold G., and I. Koren:, 2023


key words
Clouds; Aerosol; Radiation; Climate change; Remote sensing; Large Eddy Simulation


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$60,000.00 $2,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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