Bjorn Stevens

Bjorn Stevens

Prof. Stevens is interested in how atmospheric water vapor, and clouds, shape climate — globally and regionally. Understanding how turbulent mixing and cloud microphysical processes influence cloud amount are instrumental in quantifying how clouds respond to warming, how radiative forcing responds to aerosol perturbations, and how circulations interact with both. His research has identified different ways in which clouds organize themselves, how varied processes — such as precipitation, air sea interaction, and radiative cooling — influence this organization, and how clouds couple to larger-scale circulation systems to help determine the pattern of climate change. These interests have led him to develop new observational techniques and to expand the frontiers of simulation science.

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  • Organization
    Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology
  • Profession
    Director
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