Nina Črnivec is a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). She is working on the NOAA’s MAPP research project within the Climate Sensitivity Task Force. The aim of this research initiative is to evaluate and constrain models’ stratocumulus and cumulus cloud feedbacks in the tropics using satellite observations to reduce uncertainties in future climate projections.
Dr. Črnivec earned her Ph.D. from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), whereby she investigated the cloud-radiation interaction to advance its representation in weather and climate models. Prior to that she received her M.Sc. in Meteorology from LMU with a specialization in the field of tropical meteorology. She holds a B.Sc. in Meteorology with Geophysics and a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Ljubljana. In addition to classic research work, she enjoys science outreach activities and has recently co-founded the RESCCCUE project to effectively communicate climate change issues.