Robert PincusResearch Scientist
My research is about clouds as they relate to the earth's radiation budget and climate. This includes descriptions and simple models of horizontal and vertical structure, methods of remote sensing, and the representation of clouds in climate models.
I got my Ph.D. in 1994 at the University of Washington. I then worked in the Climate and Radiation Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for three and a half years. I spent the next two and a half years in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin before joining PSD in February 2001(when it was still called the Climate Diagnostics Center).
Here's a list of my scientific publications, with links to abstracts and reprints.
I'm an editor at Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES), an open-access journal devoted to modeling published by the American Geophysical Union. Send me your interesting manuscripts on radiative transfer modeling of all kinds.
Software and data sets
You may be looking for
- I3RC Community Monte Carlo model for 3D radiative transfer problems (described in this paper), or
- Datasets for evaluating the simulation of clouds in climate models (described here)
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