Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Royal Society University Research Fellow



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The research in my group focuses on the physics and properties of clouds and their role in the Earth's climate system. A major part of this is in assessing changes in clouds and rain caused by particulates (known as aerosols), particularly from shipping and aviation.

We use a variety of tools to study cloud and aerosol processes, including: state of the art global and regional climate models, satellite and ground-based observations, and fusion with new data networks and sources.

All about clouds! If you are interested in learning more about clouds, have a look at

Potential PhD students: We are looking for PhD students to join our group in looking at clouds, climate and how they change in response to human activity. Positions starting in October 2023 are focused on developing new observation systems and techniques, but if there is another aspect you want to look at, please get in touch!

There are general details here (PhD opportunities) and more details in the project description. For informal enquires, please email me.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Gryspeerdt E, Glassmeier F, Feingold G, et al., 2022, Observing short timescale cloud development to constrain aerosol-cloud interactions, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:22, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:11727-11738

Teoh R, Schumann U, Gryspeerdt E, et al., 2022, Aviation contrail climate effects in the North Atlantic from 2016 to 2021, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:22, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:10919-10935

Gryspeerdt E, McCoy DT, Crosbie E, et al., 2022, The impact of sampling strategy on the cloud droplet number concentration estimated from satellite data, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Vol:15, ISSN:1867-1381, Pages:3875-3892

Murray-Watson RJ, Gryspeerdt E, 2022, Stability-dependent increases in liquid water with droplet number in the Arctic, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:22, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:5743-5756

Bellouin N, Quaas J, Gryspeerdt E, et al., 2020, Bounding global aerosol radiative forcing of climate change, Reviews of Geophysics, Vol:58, ISSN:8755-1209, Pages:1-45

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

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

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