Frida Bender

Frida Bender

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Works at Department of Meteorology
Telephone 08-16 10 82
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 16 C
Room C 644
Postal address Meteorologiska institutionen (MISU) 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am associate professor at the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University. I am interested in the large-scale effects of clouds and aerosols - their representation in climate models, their impact on the radiation budget and their influence on and interaction with climate. A better understanding of the role of clouds and aerosols in the climate system is crucial for narrowing the current estimate of climate sensitivity.



I am currently looking for two postdoctoral researchers in the topics of

cloud feedbacks and interhemispheric albedo symmetry


dealing with uncertianty in future climate projection




Undergraduate courses

Lecturer for web-based Meteorology and climate for teachers-to-be, 2017, 2018

Lecturer and responsible teacher for Dynamic Meteorology I, 2012-2014, 2017-2018; Atmospheric chemistry and its impact on climate, 2011

Teaching-assistant for Atmospheric chemistry and its impact on climate, Atmospheric radiation, Earth's climate and climate change, 2005-2008

Undergraduate student supervision

Sophia Nilsson, MSc (2006); Rickard Lindqvist, BSc (2012); Sara Berglund, BSc (2013); Jennie Hurkmans, BSc (2013); Lisa Nyberg, BSc (2014); Caroline Karlsson, BSc (2014); Malin Boman, BSc (2017); Joakim Borgemo & Richard Roth, MSE (2017); Greta De Ridder, BSc (2018); Aiden Jönsson, MSc (2018)

Graduate students

Wing Leung licenciate 2015 (main supervisor Annica Ekman)
Friederike Höpner 2012-present (assistant supervisor Annica Ekman)
Lena Frey 2014-present (assistant supervisor Gunilla Svensson)


Peer-reviewed publications

Bender, F. A.-M., Frey, L., McCoy, D. T., D. P. Grosvenor, J. K. Mohrmann (2018) Assessment of aerosol-cloud-radiation correlations in satellite observations, climate models and reanalysis, accepted for publication in Clim. Dynam.

Bourgeois, Q., Ekman, A. M. L., Renard, J. -B., Krejci, R., Devasthale, A., Bender, F. A.-M., Riipinen, I. Berthet, G. and Tackett, J. L. (2018) How much of the global aerosol optical depth is found in the boundary layer and free troposphere? Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7709-7720

McCoy, D. T., Field, P.R., Schmidt, A., Grosvenor, D. P., Bender, F. A.-M., Shipway, B. J., Hill, A. A., Wilkinson, J. M. and Elsaesser, G. S. (2018) Aerosol-mid-latitude cyclone indirect effects in observations and highresolution simulations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5821-5846

McCoy, D. T., Bender, F. A.-M., Grosvenor, D. P., Mohrmann, J. K., Hartmann, D. L., Wood, R. and Field, P. R. (2018) Predicting decadal trends in cloud droplet number concentration using reanalysis and satellite data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2035--2047

Frey, L., Bender, F. A.-M. and Svensson, G. (2017) Cloud albedo changes in response to anthropogenic sulfate and non-sulfate aerosol forcings in CMIP5 models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 9145--9162

Bender, F. A.-M., Engström, A., Charlson, R. J. and Wood, R. (2017) Evaluation of hemispheric asymmetries in marine cloud radiative properties, J. Clim., 30, 4131--4147

McCoy, D. T., Bender, F. A.-M., Mohrmann, J. K., Hartmann, D. L., Wood, R. and Grosvenor, D. P. (2017) The global aerosol-cloud first indirect effect estimated using MODIS, MERRA and AeroCom, J. Geophys. Res., 122, 3, 1779-1796

Wilcox E. M., Thomas, R. M, Praveen, P. S., Pistone, K., Bender, F. A.-M. and Ramanathan, V. (2016) Black carbon solar absorption suppresses turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 113, 11794-11799

Leung, W.-Y- H, Savre, J., Bender, F. A.-M., Komppula, M., Portin, H., Romakkaniemi, S., Sedlar, J., Noone, K. J. and Ekman, A. M. L. (2016) Sensitivity of a continental nighttime stratocumulus-topped boundary layer to varying environmental conditions, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 142, 2911-2924

Pistone, K., Praveen, P. S., Thomas, R. M., Ramanathan, V., Wilcox, E., and Bender, F. A.-M. (2016) Observed correlations between aerosol and cloud properties in an Indian Ocean trade cumulus regime, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5203-5227

Höpner, F., Bender, F. A.-M., Ekman, A. M. L., Praveen, P. S., Bosch, C., Ogren, J. A., Andersson, A., Gustafsson, Ö., and Ramanathan, V. (2016) Vertical profiles of optical and microphysical particle properties above the northern Indian Ocean during CARDEX 2012, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1045-1064

Bender, F. A.-M., Engström, A. and Karlsson, J. (2016) Factors controlling cloud albedo in marine subtropical stratocumulus regions in climate models and satellite observations, J. Clim., 29, 10

Engström, A., Bender, F. A.-M., Charlson, R. J. and Wood, R. (2015) The non-linear relationship between albedo and cloud fraction on near-global, monthly mean scale in observations and in the CMIP5 model ensemble, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 21,  9571-9578

Engström, A., Bender, F. A.-M., Charlson, R. J. and Wood, R. (2015) Geographically coherent patterns of albedo enhancement and suppression associated with aerosol sources and sinks, Tellus B, 67, 26442

Engström, A., Bender, F. A.-M. and Karlsson, J. (2014) Improved representation of marine stratocumulus cloud short-wave radiative properties in the CMIP5 climate models, J. Clim., 27, 6175-6188

Bender, F. A.-M., Ramanathan, V. and Tselioudis, G. (2012) Changes in extratropical storm track cloudiness 1983-2008: Observational support for a poleward shift, Clim. Dynam., 38, 2037-2053

Bender, F. A.-M. (2011) Aerosol forcing: Rapporteur's report and summary, Surv. Geophys., DOI: 10.1007/s10712-011-9160-0

Bender, F. A.-M., Charlson, R. J., Ekman, A M-L. and Leahy, L. (2011) Quantification of monthly mean regional scale albedo of marine stratiform clouds in satellite observations and GCMs, J. Appl. Meteor. Clim., DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-11-049.1

Bender, F. A.-M. (2011) Planetary albedo in strongly forced climate, as simulated by the CMIP3 models, Theor. Appl. Climatol., DOI: 10.1007/s00704-011-0411-2

Bender, F. A.-M., Ekman, A. M-L. and Rodhe, H. (2010) Response to the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in relation to climate sensitivity in the CMIP3 models, Clim. Dynam., 35, 875-886

Bender, F. A.-M. (2008) A note on the effect of GCM tuning on climate sensitivity, Environ. Res. Lett., 3, 1

Charlson, R. J., Ackerman, A. S., Bender, F. A.-M., Anderson, T.L. and Liu, Z. (2007) On the climate forcing consequences of the albedo continuum between cloudy and clear air, Tellus, 59B, 4

Bender, F. A.-M. (2006) Comment on "A multi-data comparison of shortwave climate forcing changes" by Pallé et al., Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L15812

Bender, F. A.-M., Rodhe, H., Charlson, R. J., Ekman, A M-L. and Loeb, N. (2006) 22 views of the global albedo - comparison between 20 GCMs and two satellites, Tellus, 58A, 3



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