Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Graham Feingold

Research Interests

I am a research scientist at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratories (Chemical Sciences Laboratory) in Boulder, Colorado. My interests lie in aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions and implications for climate change. My group’s focus is on process level studies using high resolution models and observations (aircraft and surface remote sensing) at the cloud scale (10s of meters to 100 km). We primarily study shallow clouds and how they are modified by particulate matter (aerosol) and how they might change in a warmer climate (the cloud feedback problem).

Current Research

  • Emergence and Self-Organization in Cloud Fields
  • Aerosol Effects on Precipitation
  • Small cumulus clouds: their importance for climate and their response to aerosol perturbations


Honors and Awards

  • American Geophysical Union Fellow, 2013
  • NOAA Administrator's Awards, 2003, 2008
  • NOAA Office of Atmospheric Research Outstanding Paper Awards, 2002, 2003
  • NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory Award for Innovative Research in the Modeling of Complex Cloud and Aerosol Interactions, 1998