Spencer Hill, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Spencer studies the role of aerosols in Earth's climate, particularly how they may affect and/or be affected by climate change. He is especially interested in how aerosols, both naturally occurring and anthropogenic, affect regional atmospheric circulation patterns. Accurately predicting changes due to global warming at these scales is both critical to effective climate adaptation efforts and also one of the greatest shortcomings of modern climate models. As such, they represent one of the great frontiers of climate science in the coming decades.
Hill, Spencer and Yi Ming. "Climate response to a geoengineered brightening of subtropical marine stratocumulus clouds." Submitted to Geophysical Research Letters.