Radiative transfer, satellite remote sensing, precipitating cloud characteristics, climate trends in the hydrologic cycle.
Current Research Projects:
Using satellite data to understand the relationship between environmental variables and precipitation at global as well as regional scales. Merging multiple satellite data streams to infer precipitation properties such as rainfall efficiency, the interaction of aerosols with clouds and precipitation and the relationship between water vapor and the morphology of clouds. Developing a physical framework to compare remotely sensed precipitation from surface and space-based observations with cloud resolving model output – and using these tools to develop better rainfall products for applications such as agriculture and extreme precipitation forecasts.