My Scientific Interests:

Climate variability from inter-annual to centennial time scales, the water and energy cycle in a changing world are my main interests in science. I pioneered research on global dimming and work on climate implications of natural and anthropogenic forcings as detected in observations and indicated in climate models. Taking measurements of aerosols and solar radiation and investigating climate effects on ecosystems are also part of my research interests. More recently I started applying my knowledge to solar energy and alternative energy usage.

Dr. Beate G. Liepert

Climate & Solar Energy

Senior Research Scientist - NorthWest Research  - 4118 148th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052 - tel :(425) 556 9055 #306 - email: liepert (at)

Adjunct Research Scientist - Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University - 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 - skype: beagerlie


                                                    2016 Women of Discovery Award :

                                                    BEATE G. LIEPERT, EARTH

                                                      Discovered the climate change phenomenon of global dimming.

  1. New analysis feature in (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists) is out:

  1. Bulletin of Atomic Scientists feature article with Ale Giannini is out: “Global warming, atmospheric brown cloud and the changing Indian summer monsoon”.

  1. SpaceWorks Tacoma: Window Art Installation “Say my name” in Tacoma Washington, Commerce & 11th Street, Woolworth Building until August 21, 2015.
    (Beate Liepert and Marisa Vitiello)

  1. Diffuse and direct irradiance measurements available for Seattle now. A pyranometer (delta-T) is installed on the roof of the Atmospheric Science Building of University of Washington. Data available here and by clicking on image.