Jan Kazil

CIRES Scientist III

Cloud & Aerosol Processes

Mailing address:
NOAA Chemical Sciences Laboratory
325 Broadway, R/CSL2
Boulder, CO 80305 USA



Boundary layer 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 generally darker surface of the planet. Dr. Kazil investigates boundary layer 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. Dr. Kazil is a member of the AMS Committee on Cloud Physics.

Current Topics

  • Boundary layer clouds and dynamics
  • Aerosol-cloud interactions
  • Clouds in the climate system
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

last modified: May 06, 2019