IMS Affiliated Faculty

Patrick Y. Chuang
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Earth & Planetary Sciences Department
    • Institute of Marine Sciences
  • Phone
    831-459-1501
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Earth & Marine Sciences, A254
    • Lab: Earth and Marine Sciences C348
  • Mail Stop Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Mailing Address
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Climate Change, Atmospheric Science

Summary of Expertise

Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

Research Interests

My research group's main interests are in the interaction among clouds, aerosols, and climate. Clouds are important to a number of key climate processes, such as precipitation, the Earth's energy balance, biogeochemical cycles, and atmospheric transport. They are also amongst the most poorly understood components of the climate system, and thus pose serious limitations on our ability to predict how Earth's climate may change in the future.

If you would like to learn more, please check out my website, send me an email, or drop by my office.

Biography, Education and Training

B. Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
M. Sc., Ph. D., Environmental Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Teaching Interests

Environmental science, atmospheric science, climate science