Welcome to the Cold Precipitation Processes Group! Our research is focused on cold-season and cold-location precipitation events (snow, mixed-phase, rain!), as well as the associated cloud, thermodynamic, and synoptic characteristics. Much of our work is located in the mid- and high-latitude regions of the world where the climate is rapidly changing and thus impacting cold precipitation processes. Our research lies at the intersection of science and instrumentation and utilizes ground-based, airborne, and satellite observations of clouds and precipitation. Additionally, our group deploys and maintains ground-based instrument sites for both long-term and seasonal objectives.

We are actively recruiting 2 graduate students and 1 postdoctoral researcher to join our group at the University of Michigan. Please contact Dr. Pettersen for more information.