Philip Stier

Research Interests

Clouds play a key role in the climate system via modulation of the Earth’s energy balance and their role in the hydrological cycle. It is therefore vital to understand the uncertain response of clouds to anthropogenic perturbations in the form of greenhouse-gas induced warming (cloud feedbacks) and the emission of air pollutants (aerosol effects). The student will join the dynamical Climate Processes Group, tackling these questions employing advanced computer models of the atmosphere and Earth’s climate, in synergy with measurements from satellites, aircrafts and ground-based instruments, theory and increasingly machine learning techniques. DPhil projects will be developed jointly with the student and often combine multiple methodologies.  

Qualifications and Experience

Teaching for the DTP: Introduction to the Physical Climate System, Cloud Physics 

Personal Research Keywords

climate, clouds, aerosol, atmospheric physics, radiation, climate feedbacks