Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols

Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols

We study the gas phase and aerosol composition of the troposphere and stratosphere, including local, regional and global scale air pollution, stratospheric ozone depletion, and composition-climate interactions.

Our research includes laboratory studies, ground and aircraft-based field measurements, data analysis and numerical modelling.

We are engaged in several UK and international field campaigns and we are leading the development of advanced numerical models of chemistry, cloud systems, aerosol, and their effects on precipitation, atmospheric composition, and climate.

Our interests also extend into modelling the chemistry of the mesosphere.

Our research groups

Atmospheric Chemistry >
Aerosols and Climate >
Aerosols and Clouds >
Ice Nucleation >

We collaborate closely with atmospheric chemistry groups in the School of Chemistry and with groups within the Institute.

Current projects include the development of new aerosol-chemistry schemes for the UK climate model, chemistry-climate interactions, formation of ice particles in clouds, and the effects of aerosol on liquid and mixed-phase clouds.