The atmosphere is remarkably cloudy. With a group of motivated scientists I study the impact of convective clouds on weather and climate. In particular, I try to understand how convective clouds are coupled to wind and circulations. Read more about my research projects below.
In nature, moist convection prefers three modes: shallow, congestus and deep cumulus. Using a conceptual model, can we understand what processes help set the depth of convection in tropical circulations?
Warm rain is that produced by clouds with tops below the freezing level. Observations reveal that warm rain is a significant part of rainfall over global oceans, with implications for atmospheric dynamics.