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Graham Feingold

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Cloud & Aerosol Processes

Mailing address:
NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
325 Broadway, R/CSD2
Boulder, CO 80305 USA

Phone: (303) 497-3098

Graham Feingold is a research scientist at NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. His interests lie in aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions and implications for climate change. His 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 10s of kms). He received his PhD in Geophysics and Planetary Sciences (summa cum laude) from the Tel Aviv University in 1989. His research interests include lidar and radar remote sensing of clouds and aerosol, modeling and remote sensing of aerosol-cloud interactions ("indirect effects"), "cloud burning" or the "semi-direct effect," and cloud processing of aerosol through multiphase chemistry. He has authored or co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed articles on these subjects. Feingold is a lead author on the IPCC AR5 Chapter 7 (Clouds and Aerosols), an associate editor of the online journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP), a contributor to the Climate Change Science Program, and a chapter author of the International Aerosol-Precipitation Scientific Assessment Project. He has served as a NOAA representative to EarthCare and IGAC and is currently on the Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation-Climate (ACPC) steering committee.


1989: Ph.D, Geophysics (summa cum laude),
          Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University.
1985: MSc, Geophysics (summa cum laude),
          Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University.
1982: B.Sc, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences,
          Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University.


Aerosol-Cloud Interactions, Cloud Microphysics, Aerosol Direct and Indirect Effects, Surface remote sensing of aerosol-cloud interactions, Airborne measurements of Aerosol and Cloud properties, Self-Organization and Emergence in Dynamical Systems.

Current Topics

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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: October 25, 2013