Emily Dowd

Emily Dowd


I am a PhD student in the School of Earth and Environment, based in the Institude for Climate and Atmospheric Science. I am part of the new SENSE CDT cohort and will be looking into new high resolution satellite data of atmospheric methane from TROPOMI on Sentinel 5P.

I grauduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MPhys Physics with Meteorology in 2018, where my Masters project looked into the recent global trends of atmospheric methane using surface observations. After my degree I worked as an Offshore Weather Forescaster for two and a bit years. I then decided I wanted to contribute to the world of science so moved on to do a PhD at University of Leeds.

I am also the co-founder of SatSchool, an outreach package which aims to introduce Earth Observation concepts to KS3/S1-3 pupils. To find out more about SatSchool head to our website: https://satschool-outreach.github.io/ 

Research interests

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling
  • Earth Observation
  • Satellite Data


  • MPhys Physics with Meteorology, University of Edinburgh

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science