School of Earth and Environment

Beatriz Monge-Sanz Dr Beatriz Monge-Sanz

Visiting Researcher

Telephone number: c/o Martyn Chipperfield
Email address:

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science



  • PhD Atmospheric Science (Univ. of Leeds, U.K.).
  • MRes in Electronics (Univ. of Zaragoza, Spain).
  • MSc in Physics (Univ. of Zaragoza, Spain).

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric chemistry and transport processes modelling.
  • Reanalyses and climate trends.
  • Climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation.
  • Non-linear adaptive modelling techniques.
  • Science communication.

Research Projects:

  • CLIMBAIR: Coupling climate, terrestrial biosphere and atmospheric chemistry for air quality.
  • TiS: Trends in Sustainability.
  • CLICAR: Climate-Chemistry feedbacks in the Arctic region.
  • MACC: Monitoring Air Composition and Climate.
  • COTTEE: Comparison of Tracer Transport and ECMWF Experiments.

Research Experience

Beatriz is currently a Scientist at the Research Department of ECMWF. She is also involved in several international research projects and collaborations across our School, from atmospheric circulation and reanalyses to the communication of climate science.

After her years in Leeds she gained a Marie Curie Individual Advanced Fellowship hosted at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Her research there was mainly focused on interactions between future climate scenarios and air-quality.

In 2008 Beatriz became a Research Fellow at the School here in Leeds. Her work was concerned with interactions between atmospheric composition and climate, both in the troposphere and the stratosphere. She also analysed the causes for improvements in recent stratospheric (re)analyses using the TOMCAT/SLIMCAT chemistry-transport model (CTM). Beatriz also worked on the parameterisation of greenhouse gases (O3, CH4, H2O) in the stratosphere, and the implementation of these parameterisations in global CTMs, NWP and climate models.

Beatriz obtained her degree in Physics from the University of Zaragoza (Spain), after that she did research in Atmospheric Science at ‘La Sapienza’ Univeristy in Rome (Italy). There she investigated total ozone trends and circulation patterns in the Northern Hemisphere and got experience with LIDAR and Brewer instrumentation. She joined the School in January 2005 to carry out her PhD supervised by Prof. Martyn Chipperfield. Beatriz also holds an MRes in Electronics and has teaching experience at graduate and undergraduate university courses.


  • Fujiwara M; Wright JS; Manney GL; Gray LJ; Anstey J; Birner T; Davis S; Gerber EP; Harvey VL; Hegglin MI; Homeyer CR; Knox JA; Krüger K; Lambert A; Long CS; Martineau P; Molod A; Monge-Sanz BM; Santee ML; Tegtmeier S; Chabrillat S; Tan DGH; Jackson DR; Polavarapu S; Compo GP; Dragani R; Ebisuzaki W; Harada Y; Kobayashi C; McCarty W; Onogi K; Pawson S; Simmons A; Wargan K; Whitaker JS; Zou C-Z (2017) Introduction to the SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) and overview of the reanalysis systems, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, pp.1417-1452. doi: 10.5194/acp-17-1417-2017
  • Barkemeyer R; Dessai S; Monge-Sanz B; Renzi BG; Napolitano G (2016) Linguistic analysis of IPCC summaries for policymakers and associated coverage, Nature Climate Change, 6, pp.311-316. doi: 10.1038/nclimate2824
  • Monge-Sanz BM; Chipperfield MP; Untch A; Morcrette J-J; Rap A; Simmons AJ (2013) On the uses of a new linear scheme for stratospheric methane in global models: water source, transport tracer and radiative forcing, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, pp.9641-9660. doi: 10.5194/acp-13-9641-2013
  • Monge-Sanz BM; Bregman; B. (2013) CLIMBAIR: Climate Change and Air Quality, The Parliament Magazine, pp.26.
  • Kohlhepp R; Ruhnke R; Chipperfield MP; et al. (2012) Observed and simulated time evolution of HCl, ClONO2, and HF total column abundances., Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, pp.3527-3556. doi: 10.5194/acp-12-3527-2012
  • Monge-Sanz BM; Chipperfield MP; Dee DP; Simmons AJ; Uppala SM (2012) Improvements in the stratospheric transport achieved by a CTM with ECMWF (re)analyses: Identifying effects and remaining challenges, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 139, pp.654-673. doi: 10.1002/qj.1996
  • Monge-Sanz BM; Chipperfield MP; Cariolle D; Feng W (2011) Results from a new linear O3 scheme with embedded heterogeneous chemistry compared with the parent full-chemistry 3-D CTM, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, pp.1227-1242. doi: 10.5194/acp-11-1227-2011
  • Dee DP; Uppala SM; Simmons AJ; et al. (2011) The ERA-Interim reanalysis: Configuration and performance of the data assimilation system, Q.J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 137, pp.553-597. doi: 10.1002/qj.828
  • Feng W; Chipperfield MP; Dhomse S; Monge-Sanz BM; Yang X; Zhang K; Ramonet M (2011) Evaluation of cloud convection and tracer transport in a three-dimensional chemical transport model, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 11, pp.5783-5803. doi: 10.5194/acp-11-5783-2011
  • Feng W; Chipperfield MP; Dhomse S; Monge-Sanz BM; Yang X; Zhang K; Ramonet M (2010) Evaluation of cloud convection and tracer transport in a three-dimensional chemical transport model, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 10, pp.22953-22991. doi: 10.5194/acpd-10-22953-2010
  • Hossaini R; Chipperfield MP; Monge-Sanz BM; Richards NAD; Atlas E; Blake DR (2010) Bromoform and dibromomethane in the tropics: a 3-D model study of chemistry and transport, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 10, pp.719-735. doi: 10.5194/acp-10-719-2010
  • Monge-Sanz B (2008) Stratospheric Transport and Chemical Parameterisations in ECMWF Analyses: Evaluation and Improvements using a 3D CTM, PhD Thesis, University of Leeds, .
  • Monge-Sanz BM; Chipperfield MP; Simmons AJ; Uppala SM (2007) Mean age of air and transport in a CTM: Comparison of different ECMWF analyses, GEOPHYS RES LETT, 34, . doi: 10.1029/2006GL028515
  • Martinez PAM; Sanz BMM (2005) Generation of two integrator loop variable frequency sinusoidal oscillator, INT J ELECTRON, 92, pp.619-629. doi: 10.1080/00207210500171216
  • Martinez PAM; Sanz BMM (2005) Single resistance controlled oscillator using unity gain cells, MICROELECTRON RELIAB, 45, pp.191-194. doi: 10.1016/j.microrel.2004.07.008
  • Sanz BMM; Marques NJM (2004) Total ozone time series analysis: a neural network model approach, NONLINEAR PROC GEOPH, 11, pp.683-689.
  • Monge-Sanz BM; Casale GR; Palmieri S; Siani AM (2003) An investigation on total ozone over western Mediterranean, NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETA ITALIANA DI FISICA C-GEOPHYSICS AND SPACE PHYSICS, 26, pp.56-60.