Earth Institute Staff Directory

Ann M Fridlind

Adjunct Research Scientist , The Earth Institute

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Fridlind has been PI of numerous grants awarded by NASA and DOE, all focused on aerosol-cloud interactions in cold clouds. She is an author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, and co-author of programmatic white papers for the DOE Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program, the NASA Aerosol-Cloud-Ecosystem (ACE) Mission, and the NASA Aerosol and Precipitation Spectrometer (APS) 2 Mission. For the ACE study, Dr. Fridlind was responsible for establishing target uncertainty parameters for satellite measurements leading to evaluation of the aerosol indirect effect. She recently began work on NASA ModelE GCM development with Dr. Andrew Ackerman to implement, test, and improve a two-moment microphysics scheme for warm and cold stratiform clouds, drawing on her past studies of ice-containing stratus and deep convection outflow using a range of observational data sets and cloud-resolving models with size-resolved and two-moment microphysics.