Matthew Christensen

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Matthew Christensen

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

I study the impact of aerosol on cloud properties and their relevance to climate radiative forcing using multi-sensor satellite derived data sets. My interests also include the study of ship tracks and development of satellite constraints for aerosol-cloud-preciptiation interactions in GCMs.

Christensen, M. W., D. Neubauer, C. Poulsen, G. Thomas, G. McGarragh, A. C. Povey, S. Proud, and R. G. Grainger, Unveiling aerosol-cloud interactions Part 1: Cloud contaimination in satellite products enhances the aerosol indirect forcing estimate, ACPD, doi:10.5194/acp-2017-450, 2017.

Christensen, M. W., Y.-C Chen, G. L. Stephens, Aerosol indirect effect dictated by liquid clouds, J. Geophys. Res, 121, doi: 10.1002/2016JD025245.

Behrangi, A., M. Christensen, M. Richardson, M. Lebsock, G. Stephens, G. Huffman, D. Bolvin, R. Alder, A. Gardner, B. Lambrigtsen, E. Fetzer, Status of High Latitude precipitation estimates from observations and reanalyses, J. Geophys. Res, doi: 10.1002/2015JD024546.

Christensen, M. W., A. Behrangi, T. L’Ecuyer, N. B. Wood, M. Lebsock, G. Stephens, Arctic Observation and Reanalysis Integrated System: A New Data Product for Validation and Climate Study, BAMS, doi:

Chen, Y.-C, M. W. Christensen, D. Diner, M. Garay, Aerosol-cloud interactions in ship tracks using Terra MODIS/MISR, J. Geophys. Res., 120, DOI: 10.1002/2014JD022736

Christensen, M. W., K. Suzuki, B. Zambri, G. Stephens (2014), Ship-track Observations of a Reduced Shortwave Aerosol Indirect Effect in Mixed-Phase Clouds, GRL, doi:10.1002/2014GL061320

Chen, Y. -C, M. W. Christensen, G. L. Stephens, and J. H. Seinfeld (2014), Satellite-based estimate of global aerosol–cloud radiative forcing by marine warm clouds, Nat. Geosci, doi:10.1038/ngeo2214

Christensen, M. W., G. L. Stephens, and M. D. Lebsock (2013), Exposing Biases in Retrieved Cloud Properties from CloudSat: A guide for evaluating observations and climate data, J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/2013JD020224.

Christensen, M. W., G. Carrio, G. L. Stephens, and W. R. Cotton (2013) Radiative Impacts of Free-Tropospheric Clouds on the Properties of Marine Stratocumulus, J. Atmos. Sci., doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-12-0287.1

Robock, A., D. G. MacMartin, R. Duren, and M. W. Christensen, Studying Geoengineering with Natural and Anthropogenic Analogs, Climatic Change (2013), doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0777-5

Chen, Y.-C, M. W. Christensen, L. Xue, A. Sorooshian, G. L. Stephens, R. M. Rasmussen, and J. H. Seinfeld (2012), Occurrence of lower cloud albedo in ship tracks, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 13553-13580, doi:10.5194/acpd-12-13553-2012.

Christensen, M. W., and G. L. Stephens (2012), Microphysical and macrophysical responses of marine stratocumulus polluted by underlying ships: 2. Impacts of haze on precipitating clouds, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D11203, doi:10.1029/2011JD017125.

Christensen, M. W., and G. L. Stephens (2011), Microphysical and macrophysical responses of marine stratocumulus polluted by underlying ships: Evidence of cloud deepening, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D03201, doi:10.1029/2010JD014638.

Christensen, M. W., J. A. Coakley. Jr., and W. R. Tahnk, (2009), Morning-to-Afternoon Evolution of Marine Stratus Polluted by Underlying Ships: Implications for the Relative Lifetimes of Polluted and Unpolluted Clouds, J. Atmos. Sci., 66, doi:10.1175/2009JAS2951.1