Emissions from vehicles, air travel and industry affect the formation of clouds in the atmosphere. Claudia will conduct detailed studies of how water vapor condenses around aerosol particles or airborne particles, to better understand how human activity changes cloud formation and how this, in turn, may affect the climate.
“As an atmospheric scientist with a special interest in aerosol particles, clouds become somewhat naturally a topic: We know that aerosol particles influence the climate by changing cloud properties. These interactions of aerosol particles and clouds are one of the least understood processes in the climate system. I am therefore hoping that with new and advanced instrumentation I can contribute to increasing our understanding of how aerosol particles, especially from man-made sources, influence clouds, and thus the climate”, says Claudia Mohr.
About Wallenberg Academy Fellows
Wallenberg Academy Fellows has been established in partnership with the royal academies and 16 Swedish universities and provides the best young researchers with long-term resources so that they can concentrate on their research. The program, which focuses on researchers in the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering and technology, medicine and the humanities, also contributes to increased internationalization of the Swedish research environment.