Phil Austin

Associate Professor

EOS-South 157
(604) 822-2175
  • 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

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)

Graduate Students

  • PhD Atmospheric Sciences