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Diana Bernstein

Dr. Diana Bernstein

Assistant Research Professor


A climate scientist, Diana Bernstein completed her Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences at the Hebrew University and UCLA in 2014. She has been a postdoc at Cornell University and at the Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota Duluth. An assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, she teaches classes on climate change. Her work has been featured in Scientific American, Nature Highlights, Popular Science, Bustle, and other outlets. For a current list of publications, please see:

  • PHD - Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2014)

HON303- Climate Change

  • Short-term impacts of 2017 western North American wildfires on local climate, air quality, and premature mortality, Environmental Research Letters, 2021,
  • Global warming precipitation accumulation increases above the current-climate cutoff scale, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 2017, 10.1073/pnas.1615333114
  • Identifying sensitive ranges in global warming precipitation change dependence on convective parameters, GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 2016, 10.1002/2016GL069022
  • Could aerosol emissions be used for regional heat wave mitigation? , Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2013,
  • American Geophisical Union
  • Earth Science Women's Network
  • Young Earth System Scientists

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Areas of Expertise

Climate Dynamics; Earth System Modeling; Atmospheric Aerosols; Air-Sea Interaction; Machine Learning