Wang receives grant to study impacts of aerosols on convective clouds

Jian Wang, professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received $412,895 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for research to help further our understanding of the impacts of aerosols on convective clouds.

Aerosols could play a large role in convection and precipitation, and a fuller understanding of their relationship to convection is needed for more accurate climate models.

Wang’s lab will deploy two advanced instruments during the intensive operation period of the Tracking Aerosol Convection interactions Experiment (TRACER), a Department of Energy project that focuses on fundamental convective cloud processes and aerosol impacts on these processes.

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