Dr. Knut von Salzen

Research Scientist - Development and application of climate models; modelling of atmospheric processes

Current research and/or projects

Development and application of climate models with focus on clouds, aerosols, and radiation in the global atmosphere

  • Development and evaluation of the Canadian atmospheric global climate model
  • Feebacks between clouds and climate
  • Climate forcing from interactions between aerosols, clouds, and radiation
  • Aerosol dynamical and chemical processes
  • Mixing and microphysical processes in convective and layer clouds
  • Studying the changing Arctic

Professional activities / interests

Member of the Expert Group on Short-Lived Climate Forcers, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Arctic Council.

Supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Victoria and The University of British Columbia.

Education and awards

Diploma (Physics), University of Hamburg, Germany, 1994

Ph.D. (Atmospheric Sciences), University of Hamburg, Germany, 1997

Key publications








2002 - 2005

Research facility

3800 Finnerty Rd
Victoria, BC V8W 3R4


Adjunct Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria

Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, The University of British Columbia

Member of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society