January 24, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
**** Building 3, Goett
GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT
"Clouds: Regulators of
Earth's Radiation Budget"
How much do clouds enhance the
Earthís albedo and greenhouse effect? Do they radiatively warm
or cool the surface? What about the atmosphere? I will provide
answers to these and other questions in my talk reviewing
observations of clouds and of their radiative effects in the
last four decades. I will also talk about the future,
specifically the mitigating or intensifying role clouds may play
with or without human intervention as the climate changes, and
the challenges in making predictions about cloud properties in
an evolving planet.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Lazaros Oreopoulos is the Chief of the Climate and Radiation
Lab and the Deputy Project Scientist for the Aqua satellite
mission. He has been with GSFC since 1997 where he conducts
research on the modeling and remote sensing of clouds, cloud
effects on planetís energy budget, aerosol-cloud-precipitation
interactions, and many aspects of atmospheric radiative transfer
for climate applications.
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