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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Environmental Sciences D-index 54 Citations 10,711 173 World Ranking 1646 National Ranking 773

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Optics
  • Meteorology
  • Climate change

Brian Cairns spends much of his time researching Environmental science, Aerosol, Remote sensing, Climate change and Meteorology. Other disciplines of study, such as Troposphere, Climatology, Radiative forcing and Ocean color, are mixed together with his Environmental science studies. As a member of one scientific family, Brian Cairns mostly works in the field of Aerosol, focusing on Radiance and, on occasion, Advanced very-high-resolution radiometer and Angstrom exponent.

His research in the fields of Lidar overlaps with other disciplines such as Effective radius. His studies deal with areas such as Atmospheric sciences, Forcing and Greenhouse gas as well as Climate change. The various areas that Brian Cairns examines in his Meteorology study include Radiative transfer and Satellite.

His most cited work include:

  • Efficacy of climate forcings (1009 citations)
  • Present-Day Atmospheric Simulations Using GISS ModelE: Comparison to In Situ, Satellite, and Reanalysis Data (764 citations)
  • Accurate monitoring of terrestrial aerosols and total solar irradiance: Introducing the Glory mission (245 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Remote sensing, Environmental science, Aerosol, Meteorology and Polarimeter. The concepts of his Remote sensing study are interwoven with issues in Polarimetry and Radiative transfer, Optics. As part of the same scientific family, he usually focuses on Aerosol, concentrating on Climate change and intersecting with Forcing.

His study in Meteorology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Cloud cover and Climate model. His Polarimeter study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Radiation and Reflectivity. His Atmospheric sciences research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Climatology, Shortwave, Radiative forcing and Ice crystals.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Remote sensing (67.26%)
  • Environmental science (67.26%)
  • Aerosol (53.02%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2017-2021)?

  • Environmental science (67.26%)
  • Remote sensing (67.26%)
  • Aerosol (53.02%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary scientific interests are in Environmental science, Remote sensing, Aerosol, Polarimetry and Polarimeter. Combining a variety of fields, including Environmental science, Lidar, Ocean color, Satellite, Atmospheric sciences and Meteorology, are what the author presents in his essays. His Remote sensing research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Radiative transfer and AERONET.

In the subject of general Aerosol, his work in Biomass burning, Cloud condensation nuclei and Radiative forcing is often linked to Marine ecosystem and Liquid water, thereby combining diverse domains of study. His research in Polarimetry tackles topics such as Linear polarization which are related to areas like Wavelength and Radiometric calibration. His research integrates issues of Angstrom exponent, Spectrometer and Single-scattering albedo in his study of Polarimeter.

Between 2017 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Remote Sensing of Droplet Number Concentration in Warm Clouds: A Review of the Current State of Knowledge and Perspectives (83 citations)
  • Polarimetric remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols: Instruments, methodologies, results, and perspectives (80 citations)
  • The Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, Ocean Ecosystem Mission: Status, Science, Advances (51 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Optics
  • Meteorology
  • Infrared

Brian Cairns mainly investigates Environmental science, Aerosol, Remote sensing, Polarimetry and Polarimeter. His study on Environmental science is intertwined with other disciplines of science such as Ocean color, Lidar, Satellite, Optics and Radiance. His studies in Satellite integrate themes in fields like Oceanography and Plankton.

His work carried out in the field of Aerosol brings together such families of science as Atlantic hurricane, Climate model and Precipitation. While the research belongs to areas of Remote sensing, Brian Cairns spends his time largely on the problem of Radiative transfer, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Spectrometer. His Polarimeter study incorporates themes from Angstrom exponent and Hyperspectral imaging.

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Best Publications

Efficacy of climate forcings

J. Hansen;J. Hansen;M. Sato;R. Ruedy;L. Nazarenko.
Journal of Geophysical Research (2005)

1273 Citations

Present-Day Atmospheric Simulations Using GISS ModelE: Comparison to In Situ, Satellite, and Reanalysis Data

Gavin A. Schmidt;Reto Ruedy;James E. Hansen;Igor Aleinov.
Journal of Climate (2006)

877 Citations

Dangerous human-made interference with climate: a GISS modelE study

J. Hansen;J. Hansen;M. Sato;R. Ruedy;P. Kharecha.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2006)

385 Citations

Accurate monitoring of terrestrial aerosols and total solar irradiance: Introducing the Glory mission

Michael I. Mishchenko;Brian Cairns;Greg Kopp;Carl F. Schueler.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2007)

324 Citations

Aerosol retrievals over the ocean by use of channels 1 and 2 AVHRR data: sensitivity analysis and preliminary results

Michael I. Mishchenko;Igor V. Geogdzhayev;Brian Cairns;William B. Rossow.
Applied Optics (1999)

309 Citations

Climate simulations for 1880–2003 with GISS modelE

J. Hansen;J. Hansen;M. Sato;R. Ruedy;P. Kharecha.
Climate Dynamics (2007)

282 Citations

Long-Term Satellite Record Reveals Likely Recent Aerosol Trend

Michael I. Mishchenko;Igor V. Geogdzhayev;William B. Rossow;Brian Cairns.
Science (2007)

251 Citations

Monitoring of aerosol forcing of climate from space: analysis of measurement requirements

Michael I. Mishchenko;Brian Cairns;Brian Cairns;James E. Hansen;Larry D. Travis.
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer (2004)

251 Citations

Forcings and chaos in interannual to decadal climate change

J. Hansen;M. Sato;R. Ruedy;A. Lacis.
Journal of Geophysical Research (1997)

240 Citations

The 2010 California Research at the Nexus of Air Quality and Climate Change (CalNex) field study

T. B. Ryerson;A. E. Andrews;W. M. Angevine;W. M. Angevine;T. S. Bates.
Journal of Geophysical Research (2013)

200 Citations

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Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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