Phil Austin
Associate Professor
Atmospheric physics and remote sensing
Office: EOS-South 157   Phone: 604-822-2175
Personal Website: http://www.eos.ubc.ca/personal/paustin



B.A. Whitman College (Honours, Physics) (1979) Ph.D. University of Washington (1987) National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (1987-1988) UBC (1988-present)

Research Interests

  • My students and I work on a range of topics that all (loosely) fit under the heading "Cloud Physics". Much of our research is aimed at better understanding the processes that determine the radiative properties of layer clouds. We are especially interested in the ways in which stratus and cirrus clouds form, persist, and dissipate; these clouds exert a controlling influence on the global climate. Follow this link to find abstracts, citations and preprints of recent papers.

  • I'm principal investigator for an NSERC strategic project called Cloud Aerosol Feedbacks and Climate

Selected Publications