Jan Kazil

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CIRES Scientist III

Cloud & Aerosol Processes

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

Phone: (303) 497-5820
Email: Jan.Kazil@noaa.gov


Ocean clouds play a critical role in Earth's climate system because of their large areal coverage and the high contrast between the reflective cloud tops and the dark ocean surface. Dr. Kazil investigates ocean clouds and their response to variations and trends in atmospheric large scale circulation, temperature, humidity, and composition, and the resulting effects on Earth's climate.

Current Topics

  • Aerosol and cloud processes
  • Clouds in the climate system
  • Boundary layer dynamics

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: September 08, 2015