Research Interests

Dr. Andrew Gettelman is an NCAR scientist who focuses on developing atmosphere and chemistry components for global climate models. He specializes in understanding and simulating cloud processes, especially ice clouds, and their impact on climate.

Dr. Gettelman has published numerous scientific studies about cloud physics representations in global models, as well as research into climate forcing and feedbacks and the impact of aviation emissions on climate. He has participated in several international assessments of climate models, particularly for atmospheric chemistry. Dr. Gettelman is a recipient of the American Geophysical Union Ascent Award, and is a Thompson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.

He received his doctorate in atmospheric science from the University of Washington, Seattle and a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Princeton University,. Dr. Gettelman has been a visiting professor at Oxford University, ETH-Zürich, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.