The TU Delft Climate Institute acquires knowledge on atmospheric observations and innovates observation techniques essential for atmospheric research, such as atmospheric processes and recent climate variability and change. It validates satellite observations but also uses ground-based observations from the Cabauw Experimental Site for Atmospheric Research (CESAR).
My research describes the theoretical mechanisms involved with aerosol-cloud interaction, ways of measuring aerosol-cloud interaction processes, and deriving their correlation with Köhler curves using observations from lidar & radar signals. Aerosols influence the lifecycle of clouds, and so contribute to their radiative effect. The interaction of aerosol particles with clouds is one of the largest uncertainties in modern climate projection.
CESAR – Cabauw Experimental Site for Atmospheric Research