Welcome to the home page of the Cloud Physics Group in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources at the University of California, Davis. We study clouds. This includes everything from your everyday, puffy cumulus clouds to thunderstorms and large cloud systems like extratropical cyclones. We are particularly interested in how the properties of individual cloud droplets and ice crystals impact our weather and climate including how much precipitation falls, where it falls, and how sunlight and heat are distributed in the atmosphere. Aerosol particles play a role in determining these cloud properties, and much of my work in the past has focused on aerosol-cloud interactions. We primarily use atmospheric models to address research questions related to these topics and are increasingly using observations. We are also interested in developing and improving these models in order to create better research tools and better weather and climate forecasts.

 

Group News

Sep. 30, 2020: The DOE ASR released a profile article about Adele. You can find it here.
July 2020: Arthur Hu and Lucas Sterzinger both passed the QE this summer. Onward to graduation!
Dec. 2020: The first paper on the AMP scheme was published in JAMES.
Dec. 2020: Lucas Sterzinger and Arthur Hu presented their research at the AGU meeting.
Nov. 15, 2019: Amy Yu presented her MS exit seminar. Congratulations, Amy, on completing your MS thesis!
Sep. 6, 2019: Lea Tong presented her MS exit seminar. Lea is the first student from the Cloud Physics group to graduate. Congratulations, Lea!
June 2019: Nick Falk’s paper on ice microphysics in supercells was published in Monthly Weather Review.
Nov. 7, 2017: Lucas Sterzinger describes his undergraduate research at the University of North Dakota with Dr. Mullendore in a Unidata blog.