EOL Seminar: Ice and Mixed-Phase Cloud Microphysical Properties and Aerosols Indirect Effects Based on Multi-Scale Observations and Climate Model Simulations

Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location: 
Virtual (Webcast link provided below)
Contact Name: 
Melissa Ward
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
303-497-8713

"Ice and Mixed-Phase Cloud Microphysical Properties and Aerosols Indirect Effects Based on Multi-Scale Observations and Climate Model Simulations"

SPEAKER: Dr. Minghui Diao - San Jose State University

DATE: March 29, 2022

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm MST

WEBCAST: https://operations.ucar.edu/live-eol

QUESTIONS: Slido will be used to answer your questions during the seminar.

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ABSTRACT

Ice and mixed-phase clouds play an essential role in Earth’s climate system. This talk will focus on macrophysical, microphysical and radiative properties of these clouds over Southern Ocean, Antarctica, and the Arctic. A survey of the key factors that control cloud formation and evolution will be presented, including dynamical and thermodynamic conditions, and aerosol indirect effects. Specifically, this study aims to bridge the gaps between high-resolution observations and global climate model simulations. A scale-aware comparison will be conducted between observations from aircraft-, ship- and ground-based field campaigns and simulations based on the NCAR CESM and DOE E3SM models.

BIO
Dr. Minghui Diao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University (SJSU). She received the B.S. degree at Peking University and the Ph.D. degree at Princeton University. Some of the awards that she received include the SJSU Early Career Investigator Award, NCAR ASP Postdoc Fellowship, NASA NESSF Fellowship, and the Princeton Francis Upton Fellowship (the highest graduate fellowship given by the School of Engineering and Applied Mathematics).

For more information or questions, reach out to Jacquie Witte.