Sandrine Bony

Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Earth Sciences
Member Since
International Honorary Member

Sandrine Bony has made important contributions to understanding the critical role that clouds play in the climate system. Her work isolated a particular cloud type – shallow clouds – as being primarily responsible for uncertainty in climate models and she showed that correctly formulating mixing at cloud boundaries is critical to successful climate modeling. Dr. Bony went on to shows that the ice clouds at the tops of thunderstorms may play an important role in regulating the climate of the tropics. She was also the first to demonstrate using observations that the aggregation of deep convection strongly dries the atmosphere.

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