Polar Observations & Processes

Arctic Research

Boundary Layer Processes & Cloud Physics

Boundary layer processes and cloud physics in arctic regions are poorly parametrized in the current generation of global climate models. For example, phase difference of clouds (ice and water) could effect radiative balance of atmosphere significantly. PSD researchers are tackling those difficult problems by using observations and models. Below is some of the research being conducted by the PSD Polar Observations and Processes team:

EOS Satellite Retrievals and Validation

This project focused on the intereactions of atmosphere, land, and oceans with one another and with solar radiation. Our team developed long-term cloud data sets in the Arctic to validate the Arctic cloud retrievals. Read more...
researcher working in Tiksi, Russia;