Dr. Knut von Salzen

Research Scientist

Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma), Environment Canada

Science & Technology Branch, Environment Canada

Adjunct Professor

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (SEOS), University of Victoria

Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS), The University of British Columbia


Phone & Address



Development and application of climate models with focus on clouds, aerosols, and radiation in the global atmosphere
  • Development and evaluation of the Canadian global Earth System (CanESM) and air quality (GEM-MACH) models
  • Climate forcing from interactions between aerosols, clouds, and radiation
  • Aerosol dynamical and chemical processes
  • Mixing and microphysical processes in convective and layer clouds
  • Linkages between climate and air quality
  • The changing Arctic


Member of the Expert Group on Short-Lived Climate Forcers (SLCF), 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.











  • Mann, G. W., K. S. Carslaw, C. L. Reddington, K. J. Pringle, M. Schulz, A. Asmi, D. V. Spracklen, D. A. Ridley, M. T. Woodhouse, L. A. Lee, K. Zhang, S. J. Ghan, R. C. Easter, X. Liu, P. Stier, Y. H. Lee, P. J. Adams, H. Tost, J. Lelieveld, S. E. Bauer, K. Tsigaridis, T. P. C. van Noije, A. Strunk, E. Vignati, N. Bellouin, M. Dalvi, C. E. Johnson, T. Bergman, H. Kokkola, K. von Salzen, F. Yu, G. Luo, A. Petzold, J. Heintzenberg, A. Clarke, J. A. Ogren, J. Gras, U. Baltensperger, U. Kaminski, S. G. Jennings, C. D. O'Dowd, R. M. Harrison, D. C. S. Beddows, M. Kulmala, Y. Viisanen, V. Ulevicius, N. Mihalopoulos, V. Zdimal, M. Fiebig, 2014, Intercomparison and evaluation of aerosolmicrophysical properties among AeroCom global models of a range of complexity, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 4679-4713, doi:10.5194/acp-14-4679-2014.
  • Quinn, P. K., A. Stohl, A. Baklanov, M. G. Flanner, A. Herber, K. Kupiainen, K. S. Law, J. Schmale, S. Sharma, V. Vestreng, K. von Salzen, 2014, The Arctic, Radiative forcing by black carbon in the Arctic in "State of the Climate in 2013", Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 95, S124-125.
  • Rotstayn, L. D., E. L. Plymin, M. A. Collier, O. Boucher, J.-L. Dufresne, J.-J. Luo, K. von Salzen, S. J. Jeffrey, M.-A. Foujols, Y. Ming, L. W. Horowitz, 2014, Declining aerosols in CMIP5 projections: effects on atmospheric temperature structure and midlatitude jets, J. Climate, 27, 6960-6977.
  • Tsigaridis, K., N. Daskalakis, M. Kanakidou, P. J. Adams, P. Artaxo, R. Bahadur, Y. Balkanski, S. E. Bauer, N. Bellouin, A. Benedetti, T. Bergman, T. K. Berntsen, J. P. Beukes, H. Bian, K. S. Carslaw, M. Chin, G. Curci, T. Diehl, R. C. Easter, S. J. Ghan, S. L. Gong, A. Hodzic, C. R. Hoyle, T. Iversen, S. Jathar, J. L. Jimenez, J. W. Kaiser, A. Kirkevåg, D. Koch, H. Kokkola, Y. H. Lee, G. Lin, X. Liu, G. Luo, X. Ma, G. W. Mann, N. Mihalopoulos, J.-J. Morcrette, J.-F. Müller, G. Myhre, S. Myriokefalitakis, S. Ng, D. O'Donnell, J. E. Penner, L. Pozzoli, K. J. Pringle, L. M. Russell, M. Schulz, J. Sciare, Ø. Seland, D. T. Shindell, S. Sillman, R. B. Skeie, D. Spracklen, T. Stavrakou, S. D. Steenrod, T. Takemura, P. Tiitta, S. Tilmes, H. Tost, T. van Noije, P. G. van Zyl, K. von Salzen, F. Yu, Z. Wang, Z. Wang, R. A. Zaveri, H. Zhang, K. Zhang, Q. Zhang, X. Zhang, 2014, The AeroCom evaluation and intercomparison of organic aerosol in global models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 10845-10895, doi:10.5194/acp-14-10845-2014.








2005 and before