Raymond Shaw, professor, talks with students around a small cloud chamber

Atmospheric Physics

Model the Earth’s atmosphere—and the atmospheres of other planets—in order to solve some of the most vexing problems facing environmental scientists today. Using state-of-the-art equipment, researchers at Michigan Tech model cloud processes including turbulence from bottom- to top-of-troposphere atmospheric conditions.

Research in atmospheric physics is focused on obtaining a deeper understanding of the physics of clouds, how they form, how they evolve, how they rain, and how they dissipate. With advanced optical and analytic tools, atmospheric physicists at Tech aim for a deeper understanding of this critical natural system.

Faculty Areas of Interest
Atmospheric Science
Atmospheric Physics
Atmospheric Science; Aerosol properties (optical, physical and morphological) and effects on clouds and climate; Instrument development and environmental optics
Atmospheric Physics; Cloud Physics; Nucleation; Turbulence; Digital Holography

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