Michelle Frazer is a Ph.D. student in the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS), where she is advised by Dr. Yi Ming. Her work is focused on the role of clouds in the climate system, a chief source of uncertainty in climate modeling. She uses idealized and complex atmospheric general circulation models to isolate physical mechanisms connecting moisture distributions and clouds and improve understanding of cloud effects.
Michelle is also pursuing a certificate in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) as a STEP-HMEI fellow. Her STEP project is considering the policy implications of regional climate responses to stratospheric aerosol albedo modification, a form of solar geoengineering.