Jennifer E. Kay

Current Research

My research interests include: 1) cloud and aerosol processes and their influence on the coupled climate system, 2) polar climate feedbacks and mechanisms for recent Arctic sea ice loss, and 3) evaluation and improvement of climate models using data assimilation and satellite observations (especially CloudSat+CALIPSO). I am NCAR's COSP/CFMIP contact, and am also a co-chair of the CESM Polar Climate Working Group. Clara Deser and I are co-leading the CESM Large Ensemble Project. In January 2014, I became a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. All of my current contact information and publications are available at my CIRES website: Kay Group Website.




Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle, 2006.

M.S. University of Washington, Seattle, 2002.

B.A. magna cum laude with honors, Brown University, 1999.