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March 10, 2017

Christina McCluskey selected for prestigious NCAR fellowship

Christina McCluskey, advised by Sonia Kreidenweis and co-advised by Paul DeMott, has been selected for a National Center for Atmospheric Research Advanced Studies Program Postdoc Fellowship.

Christina will begin her new position following completion of her novel PhD studies, which have meshed atmospheric observations of the cloud activation properties of sea spray aerosols with laboratory studies of the same as part of the NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment, centered at the University of California, San Diego.

According to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) website, “The ASP postdoctoral fellowship is an excellent opportunity to conduct independent research at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. ASP fellows are part of a collaborative cohort, are mentored by leading NCAR scientists and engineers, and benefit from the breadth of science and training happening at NCAR.”

“These are extremely competitive and prestigious fellowships,” said Atmospheric Science Department Head Jeff Collett, acknowledging Christina’s accomplishment.

When asked how she plans to use the fellowship, she explained, “The beauty of this post doc is that the research topic isn’t incredibly constrained. So, while I am planning to start with investigating aerosol-cloud interactions in the Southern Ocean, I am also really excited to explore other research topics that are on the go at NCAR.”

Christina will be working with NCAR’s Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory and Earth Observing Laboratory on aerosol-cloud interactions, using both observational data sets and models to improve understanding of key relationships.