Research

Climate intervention
Climate intervention is the study of potential methods to intervene in the Earth system to reduce the risks of climate change. I study stratospheric aerosol injection: a proposal to place reflective particles in the upper atmosphere, cooling the planet by blocking a small portion of incoming sunlight. I use output from Earth system modeling experiments to identify potential risks and benefits of this approach.

I led a project to create a set of four short animated videos describing climate intervention for a general audience, focused on the work done by the Barnes, Hurrell, and Keys groups at CSU and our collaborators. Check them out at the Barnes Group website! [link]

PUBLICATIONS
Hueholt, Daniel M., Elizabeth A. Barnes, James W. Hurrell, and Ariel L. Morrison, 2024: Speed of environmental change frames relative ecological risk in climate change and climate intervention scenarios. Nature Communications, 15(3332) doi.org/10.1038/s41467-024-47656-z

Hueholt, Daniel M., Elizabeth A. Barnes, James W. Hurrell, J. H. Richter, L. Sun, 2023: Assessing Outcomes in Stratospheric Aerosol Injection Scenarios Shortly After Deployment. Earth’s Future, 11(5). doi.org/10.1029/2023EF003488


CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS
Hueholt, Daniel. M., E.A. Barnes, J.W. Hurrell, A.L. Morrison. “Climate speeds help frame relative ecological risk in future climate change and stratospheric aerosol injection scenarios.”

Hueholt, Daniel. M., E.A. Barnes, J.W. Hurrell, A.L. Morrison. “Ecological risks from rapid cooling with stratospheric aerosol injection.”

Hueholt, Daniel M., E.A. Barnes, J.W. Hurrell, J.H. Richter, L. Sun, 2022: Assessing Outcomes in Stratospheric Aerosol Injection Scenarios Shortly After Deployment. 

Hueholt, Daniel M., E.A. Barnes, J.W. Hurrell, J.H. Richter, L. Sun, 2022: Comparing Solar Climate Intervention Outcomes Under Multiple Forcing Scenarios. 

Atmospheric ice growth
Ice habit diagrams display the shapes of ice as a function of thermodynamic conditions. Many diagrams in the scientific literature and in educational materials do not reflect the most recent science. In my undergraduate research, I created a new ice diagram based on up-to-date research. This diagram was specifically designed to be useful for students and non-ice microphysics experts, and to facilitate meteorological data visualization.


PUBLICATIONS
Hueholt, Daniel M., Sandra E. Yuter, Matthew A. Miller, 2022: Revisiting Diagrams of Ice Growth Environments. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0271.1


CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS
Hueholt, Daniel M., Sandra E. Yuter, Matthew A. Miller. Diagrams of Ice Growth Environments Designed for Educational Use

Yuter, Sandra E., Daniel M. Hueholt, M. A. Miller, P. C. Kennedy, S. R. Rhodes, M. T. Bryant, and R. N. Patel 2019: Local environments for ice growth in winter storms. 

Other research interests: machine learning, ethics and philosophy of science, science communication, mesoscale meteorology, atmospheric waves, software development, remote sensing, topology, data visualization


Broader interests: classical music, music history, birds, plants, reading, chess

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