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Atmospheric Physics Branch

Atmospheric Modeling Group

The Atmospheric Modeling Group contributes to the advancement of the understanding of radiative and cloud microphysical processes in the earth's atmosphere, particularly those related to aerosols and clouds and the physical chemistry of atmospheric aerosols. The Group uses information technologies to develop and validate numerical models of interactions between clouds, aerosols, and radiation. The cloud process models are used to aid the analysis of cloud measurements, and to predict the climate effect of cloud and aerosol changes. The compositions and phase transformations predicted by the multi-component aerosol model are used to study the formation of cirrus clouds in the upper troposphere and polar stratospheric clouds in the lower stratosphere.

Research Projects

[Button 1]Quantifying Denitrification and Its Effect on Ozone Recovery

[Button 2]Reduction of Trade-Cumulus Cloud Cover Due to Solar Heating by Dark Haze

[Button 3]How Effectively Can Freeze-Drying by Optically Thin, Laminar Cirrus Dehydrate Air Rising Slowly Across the Tropical Tropopause

[Button 4]Reduction of Tropical Cloudiness by Soot

[Button 5]Three Dimentional Simulations of Polar Stratospheric Cloud Formation

Comments and suggestions are welcome!

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Last Modified: July-2001