Matthew Rowlinson

Matthew Rowlinson


I am a PhD student working with Alex Rap, Steve Arnold and Piers Forster looking at the effects of short-lived climate forcers (SLCPs). I use the TOMCAT chemical transport model coupled with the  GLOMAP aerosol microphysics model as well as the Edwards-Slingo offline radiative transfer model to investigate changes to atmospheric composition and resulting radiative impacts. 

My project aims to better understand the current and future effects of SLCPs on climate. This includes quantifying how natural variability such as ENSO events influence climate forcers and examining how future emissions scenarios may indirectly impact atmospheric composition through atmospehric chemistry changes. 

Research interests

My research interests primarily concern short-lived climate forcers -  particularly methane and tropospheric ozone and their radiative impacts in past, present and future. I am also interested in atmospheric aerosols and how a projected global decrease in aerosol emissions will impact climate change and air quality. 


  • BSc, Environmental Science, University of Leeds

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science