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Radiative Transfer

The propagation of energy by radiative processes, involving emission, absorption, and scattering of electromagnetic radiation. Also known as radiative transport.

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Jerry Y. Harrington

My research in radiative transfer has been primarily focused on cloud-radiation interactions. My group has done work on how radiative heating and cooling alters the formation of water drops and the growth of drops/ice crystals in clouds. My students also work with Professor Eugene Clothiaux's and Professor Paul Markowski's groups on radiative interactions with stratiform and deep convective clouds.