Atmospheric & Climate Sciences

Atmosphere – Biosphere Interactions

We conduct experimental and modeling studies of trace gases from the biosphere, atmospheric deposition of gas and particle phase species, and boundary layer meteorology to understand the effects of vegetation in the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere. Learn More

Atmospheric Chemistry

We model atmospheric chemical reactions as well as gas, aqueous and aerosol tropospheric chemistry at regional and global levels to understand the effects of natural and anthropogenic emissions of gases and aerosols on climate and air quality. Related observations are made at the UM Biological Station. Learn More

Atmospheric Dynamics

We observe the atmospheric motions, assess their governing equations, investigate the complex interplay between the scales, study ocean dynamics, and model the general circulation of the atmosphere and employ direct numerical simulation techniques to resolve the complex physical processes that govern the weather and climate systems. Learn More

Climate: Change & Modeling

We study the changing climate in regional and global scales by developing, improving and using models and modeling techniques that provide present and future climate scenarios. The codes require high-performance computing resources, and include integration of satellite products as well as interactions with the biosphere, cryosphere, and atmospheric chemistry. Learn More

Weather: Clouds & Precipitation

We examine cloud processes on scales ranging from tens of meters to thousands of kilometers, including cloud structure and dynamics, convection, cloud microphysics, cloud-aerosol interactions as well as the response of both tropical and extratropical clouds and precipitation to a warming climate. Learn More


Our goal is to understand the geological record of Earth’s climate history that has experienced changes from icehouse to hothouse states and back, over time spans of millions of years to decades. This helps us gain insights into the present-day climate system, its variability and its vulnerability. Learn More