Aerosols and meteorological clouds represent major sources of uncertainty in understanding past and future climate variability. Each phenomenon is both influenced by –and influences via radiative forcing– the climate system. Thus, quantifying historical changes in aerosols and clouds, determining the underlying causes of such variability, and uncovering the manner by which aerosol and cloud radiative forcing alters the evolution of the climate-system are of utmost importance. Our research elucidates such questions via new observations, analysis of historical data and numerical simulations.


PI: Amato Evan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Scripps Institution of Oceanography


aevan at ucsd dot edu

(+1) 858 822 6882

Curriculum Vitae