Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and the WCRP Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity for the cloud feedbacks and atmospheric dynamics webinar in a series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system.
- Caroline Muller (Institute of Science and Technology Austria): Spontaneous aggregation of convective storms
- Rodrigo Caballero (Stockholm University): The transition to superrotation in warm climates
- Q&A/ Discussion moderated by Steve Sherwood (The University of New South Wales)
Prof. Caroline Muller is the group leader of the Muller group. The research activities of the Muller group lie in the fields of geophysical fluid dynamics and climate science. The team is particularly interested in processes, which are too small in space and time to be explicitly resolved in coarse-resolution Global Climate Models (GCMs) used for climate prediction. Important examples are internal waves in the ocean, and clouds in the atmosphere. These small-scale processes need to be parametrized, that is, modeled with simple equations, in GCMs in order to improve current model projections of climate change. The group’s overall goal is to improve our fundamental understanding of these small-scale processes of our climate, using theoretical and numerical tools, as well as in-situ and satellite measurements.
Prof. Rodrigo Caballero is a professor at the Department of Meteorology in Stockholm University. His research group explores the multifarious ways in which atmospheric dynamics—from planetary-scale waves to the motion of individual cloud droplets—helps shape past, present and future climates. They do this using a combination of simple models, full-complexity general circulation models, observational data analysis and statistical modelling. They enjoy close links with the Bolin Center for Climate Research and the Swedish e-Science Research Centre.