Dr Wuhu Feng

Dr Wuhu Feng


Wuhu Feng joined the school in December 2001 to work with Professor Martyn Chipperfield using the TOMCAT/SLIMCAT offline chemical transport model (CTM) for studies of stratospheric ozone depletion and upper troposphere tracer transport. He now holds an NCAS position to support development of the TOMCAT/GLOMAP CTM for community science studies and as a testbed for the aerosol and chemistry schemes used in UK Earth System Model (UKESM1).

In co-funded work, Wuhu also works with Professors John Plane (School of Chemistry) and Martyn Chipperfield (ICAS) on upper atmosphere studies using the NCAR global whole atmospheric chemistry climate model (WACCM). The aim of this work is to insert metal chemistry (Na, Fe, Ca and Mg) into WACCM to probe the chemistry and dynamics of the mesosphere lower thermosphere, and to examine the response of the metal layers to the solar cycle, solar proton events, noctilucent clouds and climate change in the middle atmosphere. This work is funded by NERC.

Research interests

  • Stratospheric ozone depletion
  • Atmospheric chemistry and transport
  • Climate change
  • Mesospheric metal layers
  • Coupling processes of the whole atmosphere
  • NOx and HOx production by energetic electrons and impacts on polar stratospheric ozone
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  • PhD, Meteorology, Lanzhou University, China
  • MSc, Atmospheric Dynamics
  • BSc, Atmospheric Sciences

Student education

Current postgraduate research students (Joint PhD students with Profs. John Plane, Martyn Chipperfield, Dan Marsh etc):

1) Tasha Aylett,
Thesis title: Atmospheric impacts of a close cometary encounter

2) Christopher Kelly.
Thesis title: Solar and space weather impacts on atmospheric chemistry and connections to surface weather and climate

3) Shane Daly.
Thesis title: Study of the global Nickel (Ni) and Aluminium (Al) layers in the upper atmosphere,

4) Nathanial McAdam
Thesis Title: A comparative study of metallic ions in the atmospheres of Earth and Mars

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1984-space-based-constraints-on-uk-ammonia-emissions-and-air-quality-impacts-">Space-based constraints on UK ammonia emissions and air quality impacts </a></li>