Rebecca Kelly

Rebecca Kelly


I am a first year postgraduate researcher in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols group within the Institute of Climate and Atmospheric Science. After graduating from the University of Leeds in summer 2020, I have returned to the School of Earth and Environment as part of the NERC and UK Space Agency funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) SENSE – Centre for Satellite Data in Environmental Science 2020 cohort.

My PhD project uses a host of satellite data to observe the atmospheric composition of the Arctic. By using data that spans recent decades, this project aims to constrain the changes in anthropogenic and natural influences on the Arctic over time. The inital areas of research are as follows:

  • To develop a long term synthesis of atmospheric composition over the Arctic throuhg the exploitation of multiple satellite sensors. 
  • Use of long term time series to evaluate climate model simulations.
  • Use of satellite data to improve understanding of long-range transport of pollutants to the Arctic and evaluate the transport pathway representation in models. 

Research interests

  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Earth Observation
  • Satellite Data 
  • Arctic Atmospheric Composition
  • Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling 


  • BSc (Hons) Meteorology and Climate Science, University of Leeds (2020)

Research groups and institutes

  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols
  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science