Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets (CLOUD, CERN)

  • Manninen, Hanna (PI)

Project Details


The Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets (CLOUD, 2008-) experiment uses a special cloud chamber to study the possible link between galactic cosmic rays and cloud formation. The CLOUD experiment involves an interdisciplinary team of scientists from 17 institutes in 10 countries, comprising atmospheric physicists and chemists, and cosmic-ray and particle physicists. Based at the Proton Synchrotron (PS) at CERN, this is the first time a high-energy physics accelerator has been used to study atmospheric and climate science. The results should contribute much to our fundamental understanding of aerosols and clouds, and their affect on climate.

Layman's description

Measurements of the production rates of atmospheric aerosol particles by CERN’s CLOUD experiment put global climate projections on more solid ground
Short titleCLOUD
Effective start/end date01/01/201730/06/2020