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

Validation of MODIS C6.1 and MERRA-2 AOD Using AERONET Observations: A Comparative Study over Turkey

Aldabash, M.; Belcik, F. B.; Glantz, P.
2020 | Elsevier Science Publishers | 11 (Atmsophere) (1-17)

A Random Forest Approach to Estimate Daily Particulate Matter, Nitrogen Dioxide, and Ozone at Fine Spatial Resolution in Sweden

Stafoggia, M.; Johansson, C.; Glantz, P.; Renzi, M.; Shtein, A.; de Hoogh, K.; Kloog, I.; Davoli, M.; Michelozzi, P.; Bellander, T.
2020 | ATMOSPHERE | 11 (239) (1-19)

Surface ozone climatology of South Eastern Brazil and the impact of biomass burning events

Targino, A. C.; Harrison, R. M.; Krecl, P.; Glantz, P.; de Lima, C. H.; Beddow, D.
2019 | Elsevier Science Publishers | 252 (Journal of Environmental Management)

Trends in MODIS and AERONET derived aerosol optical thickness over Northern Europe.

Glantz, P.; Freud, E.; Johansson, C.; Noone, K. J.; Tesche, M.
2019 | Tellus B Chem Phys Meteorol | 71 (1) (1-21)

Effect of Wind Speed on Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Aerosol Optical Depth over the North Pacific

Merkulova, Lena; Freud, Eyal; Mårtensson, E. Monica; Nilsson, E. Douglas; Glantz, Paul
2018 | ATMOSPHERE | 9 (2) (1-19)

All publications

Atmospheric Science

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