School of Earth and Environment

Andreas Chrysanthou Andreas Chrysanthou

Postgraduate Researcher

Email address: eeac@leeds.ac.uk

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

Qualifications

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

Research Interests

  • Climate Modelling
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Stratosphere-Troposphere Interactions
  • Radiative Transfer
  • Solar influence on Climate
  • Climate Change

Project details

Project title

How will climate change affect the stratospheric circulation?

Supervisors

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.