AOS Colloquium Series - Dr. Robert Pincus
Insights into radiative cooling: why trade-wind clouds are organized in space and why more rain falls in warmer climates
Monday, April 24, 2023
Robert Pincus is a Lamont Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia Climate School. His research interests include clouds, radiation, remote sensing, and climate modeling. This talk will discuss radiation, how it interacts with the climate system, and how careful simplifications of radiation explain two particular phenomena: sharp peaks of cooling in trade wind regimes and “hydrologic sensitivity”- the increase in global-mean precipitation with warming.