• Mike McCracken (Climate Institute) - Motivations for considering geoengineering (including "climate emergencies"),  overview of key physical processes and geoengineering
  • Alan Robock (Rutgers University) - Stratospheric aerosols, their effects on radiative forcing,  analogues (volcanoes) & risks
  • Graham Feingold (NOAA) - Cloud‐aerosol microphysics, effects of marine and high clouds on albedo & climate, analogoues (ship tracks), and  risks
  • Thomas H. Painter (JPL) - Surface cover effects on albedo & climate, analogues (dust on snow), and risks
  • Phil Rasch (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) - Modeling Climate Physics: challenges & climate sensivity studies

Short Course: Climate Physics and Geoengineering

Mike McCracken,
Climate Institute

The Potential for Climate (Geo-) Engineering to Help to Limit Global Warming to 2 Degrees Celsius Over Pre-Industrial
(68 MB .pdf)
(pdf of Climate Slides of Yore)

Alan Robock,
Rutgers University

Volcanic Aerosols as an Analog for Geoengineering
(11 MB .pdf)

Graham Feingold,

Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation Interactions in Warm Clouds
(19 MB .pdf)

Thomas H. Painter,

Influences of Dust and Black Carbon on Melt of Snow and Ice: Mitigation and Geoengineering
(70 MB .pdf)

Phil Rasch,
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Modeling climate physics: challenges & climate sensivity studies
(6 MB .pdf)