Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Royal Society University Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 7900e.gryspeerdt




711bHuxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





My research focuses on the physics and properties of clouds, particularly on the role of particulate matter (such as dust and soot), known as aerosols, in determining the properties of clouds.  As human activities have modified the properties of clouds by increasing the amount of aerosol in the atmosphere, so a major part of my work involves quantifying how these human-caused changes in cloud properties affect the climate.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Gryspeerdt E, Smith T, O'Keeffe E, et al., 2019, The impact of ship emission controls recorded by cloud properties, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:46, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:12547-12555

Sourdeval O, Gryspeerdt E, Krämer M, et al., 2018, Ice crystal number concentration estimates from lidar–radar satellite remote sensing – Part 1: Method and evaluation, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:18, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:14327-14350

Gryspeerdt E, Quaas J, Ferrachat S, et al., 2017, Constraining the instantaneous aerosol influence on cloud albedo, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:114, ISSN:1091-6490, Pages:4899-4904

Gryspeerdt E, Quaas J, Bellouin N, 2016, Constraining the aerosol influence on cloud fraction, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Vol:121, ISSN:2169-897X, Pages:3566-3583

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