Professor Philip Stier
Philip Stier is Professor of Atmospheric Physics and Head of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics in Oxford’s Department of Physics.
Philip’s main research interests are in clouds and aerosol physics, their interactions and relationship to the climate. He is a key figure in environmental research and works to understand the relationship between clouds and climate change.
He is looking at ways in which polluted clouds can be identified, which includes tracking from known pollution sources such as ships and volcanoes and AI techniques which can analyse large scale satellite data.
Philip teaches in the Physics of Atmospheres and Oceans course and supervises climate research students in the Department of Physics. He also leads the Climate Processes Group and is on the steering group of the university’s Oxford Climate Research Network.
- Climate change
- Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science
- On the contribution of fast and slow responses to precipitation changes caused by aerosol perturbations (2021)
- Biomass burning aerosols in most climate models are too absorbing
- Isolating Large-Scale Smoke Impacts on Cloud and Precipitation Processes Over the Amazon With Convection Permitting Resolution (2021)
- An Energetic View on the Geographical Dependence of the Fast Aerosol Radiative Effects on Precipitation