Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Graham Feingold

Graham Feingold

Current Research

In-situ and remote sensing of aerosol-cloud interactions, large eddy simulation of aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions, measurement of water vapor uptake by aerosol.


  • NOAA Administrator's Award, 2008
  • NOAA Office of Atmospheric Research Outstanding Paper Award, 2003
  • NOAA Office of Atmospheric Research Outstanding Paper Award, 2002
  • NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory Award for Innovative Research in the Modeling of Complex Cloud and Aerosol Interactions, 1998

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  • Kazil, J, G Feingold and T Yamaguchi (2016), Wind speed response of marine non-precipitating stratocumulus clouds over a diurnal cycle in cloud-system resolving simulations. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 16 (9) 5811-5839, issn: 1680-7316, ids: DN3BU, doi: 10.5194/acp-16-5811-2016
  • Yamaguchi, T, G Feingold, J Kazil and A McComiskey (2015), Stratocumulus to cumulus transition in the presence of elevated smoke layers. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 42 (23) , issn: 0094-8276, ids: DB2MV, doi: 10.1002/2015GL066544
  • Lebo, ZJ, CR Williams, G Feingold and VE Larson (2015), Parameterization of the Spatial Variability of Rain for Large-Scale Models and Remote Sensing. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol. Version: 1 54 (10) 2027-2046, issn: 1558-8424, ids: CU7CV
  • Solomon, A, G Feingold and MD Shupe (2015), The role of ice nuclei recycling in the maintenance of cloud ice in Arctic mixed-phase stratocumulus. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 15 (18) 10631-10643, issn: 1680-7316, ids: CT0AZ, doi: 10.5194/acp-15-10631-2015
  • Fielding, MD, JC Chiu, RJ Hogan, G Feingold, E Eloranta, EJ O'Connor and MP Cadeddu (2015), Joint retrievals of cloud and drizzle in marine boundary layer clouds using ground-based radar, lidar and zenith radiances. Atmos. Meas. Tech. Version: 1 8 (7) 2663-2683, issn: 1867-1381, ids: CN9WA, doi: 10.5194/amt-8-2663-2015
  • Feingold, G, I Koren, T Yamaguchi and J Kazil (2015), On the reversibility of transitions between closed and open cellular convection. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 15 (13) 7351-7367, issn: 1680-7316, ids: CM8UT, doi: 10.5194/acp-15-7351-2015
  • Yamaguchi, T and G Feingold (2015), On the relationship between open cellular convective cloud patterns and the spatial distribution of precipitation. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 15 (3) 1237-1251, issn: 1680-7316, ids: CB7IF, doi: 10.5194/acp-15-1237-2015
  • Kazil, J, G Feingold, H Wang and T Yamaguchi (2014), On the interaction between marine boundary layer cellular cloudiness and surface heat fluxes. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 14 (1) 61-79, issn: 1680-7316, ids: 292VL, doi: 10.5194/acp-14-61-2014
  • Seidel, DJ, G Feingold, AR Jacobson and N Loeb (2014), Detection limits of albedo changes induced by climate engineering. Nat. Clim. Chang. Version: 1 4 (2) 93-98, issn: 1758-678X, ids: AE0PD, doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2076
  • Heiblum, RH, I Koren and G Feingold (2014), On the link between Amazonian forest properties and shallow cumulus cloud fields. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 14 (12) 6063-6074, issn: 1680-7316, ids: AK5BH, doi: 10.5194/acp-14-6063-2014
  • Lee, SS, G Feingold, A McComiskey, T Yamaguchi, I Koren, JV Martins and HB Yu (2014), Effect of gradients in biomass burning aerosol on shallow cumulus convective circulations. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 119 (16) 9948-9964, issn: 2169-897X, ids: AP3RF, doi: 10.1002/2014JD021819
  • Lebo, ZJ and G Feingold (2014), On the relationship between responses in cloud water and precipitation to changes in aerosol. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 14 (21) 11817-11831, issn: 1680-7316, ids: AT5LY, doi: 10.5194/acp-14-11817-2014
  • Koren, I, O Altaratz, LA Remer, G Feingold, JV Martins and R Heiblum (2013), Water vapour affects both rain and aerosol optical depth Reply. Nat. Geosci. Version: 1 6 (1) 5-5, issn: 1752-0894, ids: 058KQ, doi: 10.1038/ngeo1693
  • Petters, JL, H Jiang, G Feingold, DL Rossiter, D Khelif, LC Sloan and PY Chuang (2013), A comparative study of the response of modeled non-drizzling stratocumulus to meteorological and aerosol perturbations. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 13 (5) 2507-2529, issn: 1680-7316, ids: 117NP, doi: 10.5194/acp-13-2507-2013
  • Ervens, B and G Feingold (2013), Sensitivities of immersion freezing: Reconciling classical nucleation theory and deterministic expressions. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 40 (12) 3320-3324, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 185FJ, doi: 10.1002/grl.50580
  • Sorooshian, A, Z Wang, G Feingold and TS L'Ecuyer (2013), A satellite perspective on cloud water to rain water conversion rates and relationships with environmental conditions. J. Geophys. Res-Atmos. Version: 1 118 (12) 6643-6650, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 187OY, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50523
  • Lee, SS and G Feingold (2013), Aerosol effects on the cloud-field properties of tropical convective clouds. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 13 (14) 6713-6726, issn: 1680-7316, ids: 191XL, doi: 10.5194/acp-13-6713-2013
  • Koren, I and G Feingold (2013), Adaptive behavior of marine cellular clouds. Sci. Rep. Version: 1 3 , Art. No. 2507, issn: 2045-2322, ids: 206QF, doi: 10.1038/srep02507
  • Fielding, MD, JC Chiu, RJ Hogan and G Feingold (2013), 3D cloud reconstructions: Evaluation of scanning radar scan strategy with a view to surface shortwave radiation closure. J. Geophys. Res-Atmos. Version: 1 118 (16) 9153-9167, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 225AE, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50614
  • Yamaguchi, T and G Feingold (2013), On the size distribution of cloud holes in stratocumulus and their relationship to cloud-top entrainment. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 40 (10) 2450-2454, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 277SS, doi: 10.1002/grl.50442
  • Feingold, G and I Koren (2013), A model of coupled oscillators applied to the aerosol-cloud-precipitation system. Nonlinear Proc. Geoph Version: 1 20 (6) 1011-1021, issn: 1023-5809, ids: 280PN, doi: 10.5194/npg-20-1011-2013
  • Yamaguchi, T, WA Brewer and G Feingold (2013), Evaluation of Modeled Stratocumulus-Capped Boundary Layer Turbulence with Shipborne Data. J. Atmos. Sci. Version: 1 70 (12) 3895-3919, issn: 0022-4928, ids: 255GX, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-13-050.1
  • Feingold, G, A McComiskey, D Rosenfeld and A Sorooshian (2013), On the relationship between cloud contact time and precipitation susceptibility to aerosol. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 118 (18) 10544-10554, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 239LJ, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50819
  • Ervens, B, MJ Cubison, E Andrews, G Feingold, JA Ogren, JL Jimenez, PK Quinn, TS Bates, J Wang, Q Zhang, H Coe, M Flynn and JD Allan (2010), CCN predictions using simplified assumptions of organic aerosol composition and mixing state: a synthesis from six different locations. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 10 (10) 4795-4807, issn: 1680-7316, ids: 603CE, doi: 10.5194/acp-10-4795-2010
  • Wang, H, G Feingold, R Wood and J Kazil (2010), Modelling microphysical and meteorological controls on precipitation and cloud cellular structures in Southeast Pacific stratocumulus. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 10 (13) 6347-6362, issn: 1680-7316, ids: 624VY, doi: 10.5194/acp-10-6347-2010
  • Feingold, G, I Koren, HL Wang, HW Xue and WA Brewer (2010), Precipitation-generated oscillations in open cellular cloud fields. Nature Version: 1 466 (7308) 849-852, issn: 0028-0836, ids: 636TT, doi: 10.1038/nature09314
  • Sorooshian, A, G Feingold, MD Lebsock, HL Jiang and GL Stephens (2010), Deconstructing the precipitation susceptibility construct: Improving methodology for aerosol-cloud precipitation studies. J. Geophys. Res-Atmos. Version: 1 115 , Art. No. D17201, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 646WD, doi: 10.1029/2009JD013426
  • Koren, I, G Feingold and LA Remer (2010), The invigoration of deep convective clouds over the Atlantic: aerosol effect, meteorology or retrieval artifact?. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 10 (18) 8855-8872, issn: 1680-7316, ids: 657RC, doi: 10.5194/acp-10-8855-2010
  • Jiang, HL, G Feingold and A Sorooshian (2010), Effect of Aerosol on the Susceptibility and Efficiency of Precipitation in Warm Trade Cumulus Clouds. J. Atmos. Sci. Version: 1 67 (11) 3525-3540, issn: 0022-4928, ids: 686ZI, doi: 10.1175/2010JAS3484.1
  • Lance, S, A Nenes, C Mazzoleni, MK Dubey, H Gates, V Varutbangkul, TA Rissman, SM Murphy, A Sorooshian, RC Flagan, JH Seinfeld, G Feingold and HH Jonsson (2009), Cloud condensation nuclei activity, closure, and droplet growth kinetics of Houston aerosol during the Gulf of Mexico Atmospheric Composition and Climate Study (GoMACCS). J. Geophys. Res-Atmos. Version: 1 114 , Art. No. D00F15, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 479AT, doi: 10.1029/2008JD011699
  • Lu, ML, A Sorooshian, HH Jonsson, G Feingold, RC Flagan and JH Seinfeld (2009), Marine stratocumulus aerosol-cloud relationships in the MASE-II experiment: Precipitation susceptibility in eastern Pacific marine stratocumulus. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 114 , Art. No. D24203, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 536LL, doi: 10.1029/2009JD012774
  • Brioude, J, OR Cooper, G Feingold, M Trainer, SR Freitas, D Kowal, JK Ayers, E Prins, P Minnis, SA McKeen, GJ Frost and EY Hsie (2009), Effect of biomass burning on marine stratocumulus clouds off the California coast. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 9 (22) 8841-8856, issn: 1680-7316, ids: 525QX
  • Koren, I, O Altaratz, G Feingold, Z Levin and T Reisin (2009), Cloud's Center of Gravity - a compact approach to analyze convective cloud development. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 9 (1) 155-161, issn: 1680-7316, ids: 395DO
  • Schmidt, KS, G Feingold, P Pilewskie, H Jiang, O Coddington and M Wendisch (2009), Irradiance in polluted cumulus fields: Measured and modeled cloud-aerosol effects. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 36 , Art. No. L07804, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 428PH, doi: 10.1029/2008GL036848
  • McComiskey, A, G Feingold, AS Frisch, DD Turner, MA Miller, JC Chiu, QL Min and JA Ogren (2009), An assessment of aerosol-cloud interactions in marine stratus clouds based on surface remote sensing. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 114 , Art. No. D09203, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 443SB, doi: 10.1029/2008JD011006
  • Hill, AA, G Feingold and HL Jiang (2009), The Influence of Entrainment and Mixing Assumption on Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in Marine Stratocumulus. J. Atmos. Sci. Version: 1 66 (5) 1450-1464, issn: 0022-4928, ids: 452KI, doi: 10.1175/2008JAS2909.1
  • Jiang, HL, G Feingold and I Koren (2009), Effect of aerosol on trade cumulus cloud morphology. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 114 , Art. No. D11209, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 458FZ, doi: 10.1029/2009JD011750
  • Sorooshian, A, G Feingold, MD Lebsock, HL Jiang and GL Stephens (2009), On the precipitation susceptibility of clouds to aerosol perturbations. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 36 , Art. No. L13803, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 466DD, doi: 10.1029/2009GL038993
  • Koren, I, G Feingold, HL Jiang and O Altaratz (2009), Aerosol effects on the inter-cloud region of a small cumulus cloud field. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 36 , Art. No. L14805, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 471XL, doi: 10.1029/2009GL037424
  • Wang, HL and G Feingold (2009), Modeling Mesoscale Cellular Structures and Drizzle in Marine Stratocumulus. Part II: The Microphysics and Dynamics of the Boundary Region between Open and Closed Cells. J. Atmos. Sci. Version: 1 66 (11) 3257-3275, issn: 0022-4928, ids: 518KG, doi: 10.1175/2009JAS3120.1
  • Wang, HL and G Feingold (2009), Modeling Mesoscale Cellular Structures and Drizzle in Marine Stratocumulus. Part I: Impact of Drizzle on the Formation and Evolution of Open Cells. J. Atmos. Sci. Version: 1 66 (11) 3237-3256, issn: 0022-4928, ids: 518KG, doi: 10.1175/2009JAS3022.1
  • Sorooshian, A, LT Padro, A Nenes, G Feingold, A McComiskey, SP Hersey, H Gates, HH Jonsson, SD Miller, GL Stephens, RC Flagan and JH Seinfeld (2009), On the link between ocean biota emissions, aerosol, and maritime clouds: Airborne, ground, and satellite measurements off the coast of California. Glob. Biogeochem. Cycle Version: 1 23 , Art. No. GB4007, issn: 0886-6236, ids: 508OR, doi: 10.1029/2009GB003464
  • Wang, HL, WC Skamarock and G Feingold (2009), Evaluation of Scalar Advection Schemes in the Advanced Research WRF Model Using Large-Eddy Simulations of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions. Mon. Weather Rev. Version: 1 137 (8) 2547-2558, issn: 0027-0644, ids: 488KN, doi: 10.1175/2009MWR2820.1
  • Small, JD, PY Chuang, G Feingold and HL Jiang (2009), Can aerosol decrease cloud lifetime?. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 36 , Art. No. L16806, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 488KM, doi: 10.1029/2009GL038888
  • McComiskey, A and G Feingold (2008), Quantifying error in the radiative forcing of the first aerosol indirect effect. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 35 (2) , Art. No. L02810, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 256TD, doi: 10.1029/2007GL032667
  • Ervens, B, AG Carlton, BJ Turpin, KE Altieri, SM Kreidenweis and G Feingold (2008), Secondary organic aerosol yields from cloud-processing of isoprene oxidation products. Geophys. Res. Lett. Version: 1 35 (2) , Art. No. L02816, issn: 0094-8276, ids: 257UL, doi: 10.1029/2007GL031828
  • Xue, HW, G Feingold and B Stevens (2008), Aerosol effects on clouds, precipitation, and the organization of shallow cumulus convection. J. Atmos. Sci. Version: 1 65 (2) 392-406, issn: 0022-4928, ids: 266BP, doi: 10.1175/2007JAS2428.1
  • Altaratz, O, I Koren, T Reisin, A Kostinski, G Feingold, Z Levin and Y Yin (2008), Aerosols' influence on the interplay between condensation, evaporation and rain in warm cumulus cloud. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 8 (1) 15-24, issn: 1680-7316, ids: 273CM
  • Zuidema, P, HW Xue and G Feingold (2008), Shortwave radiative impacts from aerosol effects on marine shallow cumuli. J. Atmos. Sci. Version: 1 65 (6) 1979-1990, issn: 0022-4928, ids: 310OX, doi: 10.1175/2007JAS2447.1
  • Jiang, H, G Feingold, HH Jonsson, ML Lu, PY Chuang, RC Flagan and JH Seinfeld (2008), Statistical comparison of properties of simulated and observed cumulus clouds in the vicinity of Houston during the Gulf of Mexico Atmospheric Composition and Climate Study (GoMACCS). J. Geophys. Res-Atmos. Version: 1 113 (D13) , Art. No. D13205, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 323FU, doi: 10.1029/2007JD009304
  • Koren, I, L Oreopoulos, G Feingold, LA Remer and O Altaratz (2008), How small is a small cloud?. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 8 (14) 3855-3864, issn: 1680-7316, ids: 333IP
  • Lu, ML, G Feingold, HH Jonsson, PY Chuang, H Gates, RC Flagan and JH Seinfeld (2008), Aerosol-cloud relationships in continental shallow cumulus. J. Geophys. Res-Atmos. Version: 1 113 (D15) , Art. No. D15201, issn: 0148-0227, ids: 336BH, doi: 10.1029/2007JD009354
  • Cubison, MJ, B Ervens, G Feingold, KS Docherty, IM Ulbrich, L Shields, K Prather, S Hering and JL Jimenez (2008), The influence of chemical composition and mixing state of Los Angeles urban aerosol on CCN number and cloud properties. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Version: 1 8 (18) 5649-5667, issn: 1680-7316, ids: 354NY, doi: 10.5194/acp-8-5649-2008
  • Ervens, B, M Cubison, E Andrews, G Feingold, JA Ogren, JL Jimenez, P DeCarlo and A Nenes (2007), Prediction of cloud condensation nucleus number concentration using measurements of aerosol size distributions and composition and light scattering enhancement due to humidity. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 112 (D10) , Art. No. D10S32, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 147QP, doi: 10.1029/2006JD007426
  • Ervens, B, G Feingold and SM Kreidenweis (2005), Influence of water-soluble organic carbon on cloud drop number concentration. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 110 (D18) , Art. No. D18211, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 971PP, doi: 10.1029/2004JD005634
  • Ervens, B, G Feingold, SL Clegg and SM Kreidenweis (2004), A modeling study of aqueous production of dicarboxylic acids: 2. Implications for cloud microphysics. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 109 (D15) , Art. No. D15206, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 846UU, doi: 10.1029/2004JD004575
  • Ervens, B, G Feingold, GJ Frost and SM Kreidenweis (2004), A modeling study of aqueous production of dicarboxylic acids: 1. Chemical pathways and speciated organic mass production. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 109 (D15) , Art. No. D15205, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 846UU, doi: 10.1029/2003JD004387
  • Ervens, B, P Herckes, G Feingold, T Lee, JL Collett and SM Kreidenweis (2003), On the drop-size dependence of organic acid and formaldehyde concentrations in fog. J. Atmos. Chem. Version: 1 46 (3) 239-269, issn: 0167-7764, ids: 737VY, doi: 10.1023/A:1026393805907
  • Lohnert, U, G Feingold, T Uttal, AS Frisch and MD Shupe (2003), Analysis of two independent methods for retrieving liquid water profiles in spring and summer Arctic boundary clouds. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 108 (D7) , Art. No. 4219, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 669KE, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002861
  • Feingold, G, GJ Frost and AR Ravishankara (2002), Role of NO3 in sulfate production in the wintertime northern latitudes. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 107 (D22) , Art. No. 4640, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 643NN, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002288
  • Kim, CH, SM Kreidenweis, G Feingold, GJ Frost and MK Trainer (2002), Modeling cloud effects on hydrogen peroxide and methylhydroperoxide in the marine atmosphere. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. Version: 1 107 (D1-D2) , Art. No. 4018, issn: 2169-897X, ids: 609EC, doi: 10.1029/2000JD000285
  • SEGAL, M and G FEINGOLD (1993), IMPACT OF LOCAL CONVECTIVE CLOUD SYSTEMS ON SUMMER DAYTIME SHELTER TEMPERATURE. J. Appl. Meteorol. Version: 1 32 (9) 1569-1578, issn: 0894-8763, ids: LV181, doi: 10.1175/1520-0450(1993)032<1569:IOLCCS>2.0.CO;2