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David D. Turner, Ph.D.

Lead, Model Assessment Section, Assimilation Development Branch
Manager, NOAA Atmospheric Science for Renewable Energy (ASRE) Program

ResearcherID E-5180-2016, ORCID 0000-0003-1097-897X


Mailing address:
Global Systems Division, Earth Systems Research Laboratory
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305, USA
Phone: 303 497-6097


  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Science 2003, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
  • M.S. Mathematics 1994, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington
  • B.A. Mathematics 1992, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington

Research Activities

  • Land-atmosphere interactions, including turbulent interactions and the how the land surface affects cloud properties and vice versa
  • Boundary layer thermodynamic and dynamic structure, diurnal evolution, convection and convective initiation, and other processes
  • Passive and active remote sensing of boundary layer thermodynamic and dynamic structure and evolution
  • Life cycle of clouds with very low liquid water paths (< 100 g/m2) and their impact on the radiative energy budget of the atmosphere, especially when influenced by aerosol
  • Retrieving microphysical properties in mixed-phase clouds, and investigating the importance of the two phases on the radiative energy budget, with a focus on Arctic clouds
  • Longwave radiative transfer, especially at low water vapor amounts in the upper troposphere