Dr. Mlawer’s main areas of interest include atmospheric radiative transfer, climate study and the characterization of molecular collisional broadening. As part of his involvement in the DoE Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Program, Dr. Mlawer is the leader of the Broadband Heating Rate Profile project, an effort to compute fluxes and heating rates in clear and cloudy conditions at the ARM sites and to perform a closure analysis on these calculations using surface and TOA radiation measurements. He also was co-PI of the two Radiative Heating in Underexplored Bands Campaigns (RHUBC), ASR field experiments held at the North Slope of Alaska site in 2007 and at a high-altitude site in the Atacama Desert in Chile in 2009. Dr. Mlawer is Lead Developer of the MT_CKD water vapor continuum model and is involved in efforts to validate and improve this model based on comparisons with spectrally resolved measurements. He has primary responsibility for the design, implementation and validation of RRTM, a fast radiative transfer model appropriate for climate applications. He is the Co-Leader of the Continual Intercomparison of Radiation Codes, an effort sponsored by the International Radiation Commission and the GEWEX Radiation Panel to evaluate radiation codes used in climate models. Dr. Mlawer is also a member of the International Radiation Commission.
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