David Romps

Dept of Earth and Planetary Science
(510) 642-7095
Research Expertise and Interest
climate, atmosphere, atmospheric science, weather, clouds, fluid dynamics
Research Description

Our group at UC Berkeley and LBNL uses theory, simulation, and observation of clouds and atmospheric dynamics to improve our understanding of Earth's climate.

In the News

November 13, 2014

Lightning expected to increase by 50 percent with global warming

Today’s climate models predict a 50 percent increase in lightning strikes across the US during this century as a result of warming temperatures associated with climate change. UC Berkeley climate scientists look at predictions of precipitation and cloud buoyancy in 11 different climate models and conclude that their combined effect will generate more frequent electrical discharges to the ground.