Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

Graham Feingold

NOAA Research Scientist for Earth System Research Laboratories

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  • Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, 1990

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

Research Categories

Atmosphere, Climate and Weather

Honors and Awards

1998: NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory Award for Innovative Research in the Modeling of Complex Cloud and Aerosol Interactions
2002: NOAA Office of Atmospheric Research Outstanding Paper Award - 2002
2003: NOAA Administrator's Award - 2003
2008: NOAA Administrator's Award - 2008
2013: American Geophysical Union Fellow
2022: NOAA Bronze Medal Award
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