Dr Sandip Dhomse

Dr Sandip Dhomse


I completed my PhD from University of Bremen, Germany on "Dynamical Influence on stratospheric ozone and water vapour" in 2006.  Then I worked on the development of an alogorithm to retreive stratospheric water vapour using SCIAMACHY (SCanning Imaging Absorption SpectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY) limb measurements.

Since 2008, I have been working at the University of Leeds, on various aspects of model development and evalulation using various types of satellite data. Atmospheric chemistry models that I have been using are TOMCAT, UMSLIMCAT, UMUKCA and ECMWF-IFS.  

Research interests


  • Solar-Climate Interaction (SOLCLI) -  https://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/research/icas/research-themes/atmospheric-chemistry-and-aerosols/groups/atmospheric-chemistry/projects/solcli/

  • Development of Microphysical model for Stratospheric Aerosol in the UMUKCA- http://www.ukca.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/UKCA

  • Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Cliamte (MACC III)- http://www.gmes-atmosphere.eu/

  • Chemistry-Climate Model Validation Activity for SPARC (CCMVal)- https://www.pa.op.dlr.de/CCMVal/

  • Middle Atmospheric Processes and Lifetime Evaluation for ODSs and GHGs (MAPLE) - https://www.chem.leeds.ac.uk/john-plane/middleupper-atmosphere/projects-current-past/past-projects/maple.html

  • INorganic Secondary Particle Evolution, Chemistry and Transport (INSPECT) -

  • Securing Multidisciplinary UndeRstanding and Prediction of Hiatus and Surge events (SMURPHS)  -https://smurphs.leeds.ac.uk/

  • Greehouse gAs UK and Global Emissions (GAUGE)- http://www.greenhouse-gases.org.uk/projects/gauge

  • Chemistry Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) - http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/ccmi/

  • Improved Air Quality Forecasts Through Assimilation of Satellite Ozone (AQSAT) in partership with ECWMF and RAL (Oxford) - https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/what-we-do/environmental-services/copernicus-atmosphere-monitoring-service

  • Sources and Impacts of Short-Lived Anthropogenic Chlorine (SISLAC)

  • Process analysis, observations and modelling - Integrated solutions for cleaner air for Delhi (PROMOTE) -https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=NE%2FP016391%2F1

  • Assimilation of  GOME-2 tropospheric column ozone in C-IFS (https://www.ecmwf.int/en/research/modelling-and-prediction/atmospheric-composition)

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD, Physics, University of Bremen
  • Masters in Technology, Atmospheric Physics, University of Pune
  • MSc, Space Science, University of Pune
  • BSc, Physics, University of Pune

Research groups and institutes

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