School of Earth and Environment

Andreas Chrysanthou Andreas Chrysanthou

Postgraduate Researcher

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Room: 11.121

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


  • MSc in Environmental Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2015)
  • BSc in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2013)


  • Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS)
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Climate Modelling
  • Stratosphere-Troposphere Coupling
  • Climate Change
  • Chemistry-climate interactions

Project details

Project title

How will climate change affect the stratospheric circulation?


Dr Amanda Maycock and Professor Martyn Chipperfield

Start date

1 October 2016

Project outline

Climate models consistently simulate an increase in the strength of the Brewer-Dobson circulation (BDC) under climate change, but many fundamental questions remain about the mechanisms for this response and quantitative constraints on the trends simulated in models. Furthermore, the circulation is poorly constrained by observations since it must be indirectly inferred from atmospheric tracers, which presents further challenges for understanding the BDC and its representation in models. It is therefore important to understand how, and why, the BDC may change in response to current and future human activities, such as emissions of GHGs.


  • Maycock AC; Randel WJ; Steiner AK; Karpechko AY; Cristy J; Saunders R; Thompson DWJ; Zou C-Z; Chrysanthou A; Abraham NL; Akiyoshi H; Archibald AT; Butchart N; Chipperfield M; Dameris M; Deushi M; Dhomse S; Di Genova G; Jöckel P; Kinnison DE; Kirner O; Ladstädter F; Michou M; Morgenstern O; O'Connor F; Oman L; Pitari G; Plummer DA; Revell LE; Rozanov E; Stenke A; Visioni D; Yamashita Y; Zeng G (2018) Revisiting the mystery of recent stratospheric temperature trends, Geophysical Research Letters, . doi: 10.1029/2018GL078035