Welcome to the Persad Aero-Climate Group!
Our research centers on innovative application of numerical global climate modeling to understand the behavior and societal impacts of the physical climate system. The core of our work focuses on the role of particle aerosol emissions, the primary radiative forcing offset to greenhouse gases over the industrial era, in driving inter-regional differences in the magnitude and rate of climate change and in the emergence of heat and hydroclimate extremes. A growing branch of our research applies this understanding of climate physics and modeling to questions at the interface of climate and hydrology, with a goal of understanding the climate shifts most likely to stress water management in the Central and Western U.S. An overarching goal of the lab's work is to understand how climatic change is most likely to stress human systems and how better understanding of these climate stresses in decision-making contexts can improve societal outcomes.
Areas of Expertise
Atmospheric Aerosols, Climate Change, Climate Modeling, Air Pollution, Global Hydrologic Cycle, Monsoon Systems, Western U.S. Climate Impacts, Climate Policy and Decision-Making
, M.S., expected 2025
Hello! My name is Cameron, I am a first year Master's student and a UT Austin alumni after earning my Bachelor's Degree in Computational Engineering in May of 2023. As a member of the [link:https://www.ggpersad.com/]Persad Aero-Climate Lab[/link], I specialize in using big data from global climate models to answer questions about climate change and the role of anthropogenic aerosols in...
Veronika J Redensek (Supervisor)
Kayla White (Supervisor)
Sebastian Utama (Supervisor)
|2023||Spring||GEO 303||Introduction To Geology|
|2022||Fall||GEO 371T||Climate Data|
|2022||Fall||GEO 391||Climate Data|
|2021||Fall||GEO 347P||Climate System Physics-Wb|
|2021||Fall||GEO 387P||Climate System Physics-Wb|
|2021||Spring||GEO 303||Introduction To Geology-Wb|
|2021||Spring||GEO 303||Introduction To Geology|