Paul Glantz

Environmental representative
Associate professor
Room: V216
Phone: +46 8 674 7647

About me

Global warming is primarily a problem of too much carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, which acts as a blanket, trapping heat and thus warming the planet. However, anthropogenic emissions of aerosol particles impact the Earth’s radiation balance and climate as well. In my research, aerosol optical properties as well as cloud optical and microphysical properties derived from satellite observations are investigated. In remote marine areas it is possible, based on satellite observations, to investigate how sea spray aerosol affects aerosol and cloud optical properties in the atmosphere. Time series of aerosol optical thickness (AOT) over Europe are another field of research. Actually, a negative trend in AOT, found over the northern Europe for the last decade, causes a direct aerosol cooling. Satellite observations are also used in air quality studies.

Latest scientific papers

Spaceborne observations of low surface aerosol concentrations in the Stockholm region

2016 | TELLUS B | 68 (28951)

Aviation effects on already-existing cirrus clouds

M. Tesche; P. Achtert; P. Glantz; K. J. Noone
2016 | Nat. Commun. | 7 (12016)

A long-term satellite study of aerosol effects on convective clouds in Nordic background air

Sporre, M.; Swietlicki, E.; Glantz, P.; and Kulmala, M.
2014 | Atmos. Chem. Phys. | 14 (2203-2217)

Reconciling aerosol light extinction measurements from spaceborne lidar observations and in situ measurements in the Arctic

Tesche, M.; Zieger, P.; Rastak, N.; Charlson, R. J.; Glantz, P.; Tunved, P.; Hansson, H.-C
2014 | Atmos. Chem. Phys. | 14 (7869-7882)

Aerosol indirect effects on continental low-level clouds over Sweden and Finland

Sporre, M. K.; Swietlicki, E.; Glantz, P; Kulmala, M.
2014 | Atmos. Chem. Phys. | 14 (12167-12179)

All publications

Atmospheric Science

The life cycle and impact of tiny atmospheric particles known as aerosols – both indoors as well as outdoors.