Methodologies: Multi-scale and Large-scale, Physics-Specific Methods

Joyce Penner

Professor, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

Prof. Penner’s research is adding the impacts of contrail formation within a global climate model. This involves following the physics from scales that treat aerosols (sub-micron sizes) to contrails (hundreds of meters) to climate (hundreds of kilometers). Computational aspects involve how to efficiently treat interactions across these scales.