Two SEE scientists named in 2016 list of highly cited scientists wordlwide

Two School of Earth and Environment scientists, Dominick Spracklen and Ken Carslaw, have been named in a list of the most highly cited scientists across the world.

The Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers Award (formerly known as the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers Award) is given to those researchers ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and publication year, earning them the mark of exceptional impact. The list is derived from highly cited papers in journals indexed in the Web of Science during an 11-year period, and in the latest listing from 2004 to 2014.

This year’s list included only 15 Geoscientists in the UK. Ken Carslaw was also named in the 2014 and 2015 list. To see the full list, please visit

Some examples of their most highly cited papers include: 

Merikanto J; Spracklen DV; Mann GW; Pickering SJ; Carslaw KS (2009) Impact of nucleation on global CCN, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics9, pp.8601-8616. DOI: 10.5194/acp-9-8601-2009 

Righelato R; Spracklen DV (2007) Environment - Carbon mitigation by biofuels or by saving and restoring forests?, SCIENCE317, pp.902-902. doi: 10.1126/science.1141361 

Carslaw KS; Harrison RG; Kirkby J (2002) Atmospheric science: Cosmic rays, clouds, and climate, Science298, pp.1732-1737. doi: 10.1126/science.1076964 

Carslaw, K.S., Luo, B.P., Clegg, S.L., Peter, Th., Brimblecombe, P., Crutzen, P.J. (1994) Stratospheric aerosol growth and HNO3 gas phase depletion from coupled HNO3 and water uptake by liquid particles, Geophysical Research Letters, 21, pp.2479-2482.  doi: 10.1029/94GL02799