Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology


B.Sc. Atmospheric Science and Physics, 1998

M.Sc. The Pennsylvania State University, Meteorology, 2002

Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, Meteorology, 2005


Jason N. S. Cole

Research Scientist - Climate model development and evaluation


Development, evaluation and application of global climate models with a focus on cloud and radiative transfer parameterizations

  • Development of radiative transfer and cloud parameterizations for large-scale models
  • Application of satellite data to evaluate clouds and radiative transfer simulated by global climate models
  • Simulation of interactions between clouds and radiative transfer over a range of scales using models


Cole, J. N. S., H. W. Barker, N. G. Loeb, and K. von Salzen, 2011, Assessing simulated clouds and radiative fluxes using properties of clouds whose tops are exposed to space, J. Climate, 24, 2715-2727.

Ma, X, K. von Salzen and J. N. S. Cole, 2010, Constraints on interactions between aerosols and clouds on a global scale from a combination of MODIS-CERES satellite data and climate simulations, ACP, 10, 9851-9861.

Barker, H. W., J. N. S. Cole, J.-J. Morcrette, R. Pincus, P. Raisanen, P. Vaillancourt, and K. von Salzen, 2008, The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation: An assessment using several global climate models, Q. J. R. Met. Soc., 134, 1463-1478.

Morcrette, J.-J., H. W. Barker, J. N. S. Cole, M. J. Iacono, and R. Pincus, Impact of a new radiation package, McRad, in the ECMWF Integrated Forecasting System, 2008, Mon. Wea. Rev., 136, 4773-4798.

Cole, J. N. S., H. W. Barker, W. O'Hirok, E. E. Clothiaux, M. F. Khairoutdinov and D. A. Randall, Atmospheric Radiative Transfer Through Global Arrays of 2D Clouds,2005, Geophys. Res. Lett, 32, L19817.

Cole, J. N. S., H. W. Barker, D. A. Randall, M. F. Khairoutdinov and E. E. Clothiaux, Global Consequences of Interactions between Clouds and Radiation at Scales Unresolved by Global Climate Models, Geophys. Res. Lett, 32, L06703.

Raisanen, P., H. W. Barker and J. N. S. Cole, The Monte Carlo Independent Column Approximation Conditional Random Noise: Impact on Simulated Climate, 2005) J. Atmos. Sci., 18, 4715-4730.

Pawlak, D. T., E. E. Clothiaux, M. M. Modest, and J. N. S. Cole, Full Spectrum Correlated-k for Shortwave Atmospheric Radiative Transfer, 2004, J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 2588-2601.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

     Climate Change and Processes
          Satellite remote sensing
     Climate Modelling
          Satellite remote sensing
Weather & Meteorology
     Atmospheric Modelling
          Radiative transfer
          Remote sensing
     Cloud physics
          Cloud modelling
          Radiative transfer
          Remote sensing