School of Earth and Environment

Freya Lumb Freya Lumb

Postgraduate Researcher

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Room: Fairbairn House 1.08

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


Freya is a first year NERC DTP PhD student at the University of Leeds specialising in Radar
Meterology. Freya did her undergrad at University of Kent in Astrophysics before coming back
down to Earth to accept the SEE Scholarship to study a MRes in Atmospheric Science at Leeds.
The change from the stars to Earth's atmosphere came after an 8 Week SEPnet internship at FAAM
where Freya decided that working with instruments hands on was what she wanted for her career.
Although Freya admits she is a mathematician at heart, constantly looking for the most precise
methodology she has a creative side which is nurtured by various outreach projects. Freya was
often told that she had her head in the clouds when growing up, when Freya joined
the SEPnet Outreach team this became a reality with the Cool Physics show, creating clouds
with liquid nitrogen. However it was in the astrodome telling the stories of the stars where
she was in her element. Freya is currently settling into her role as an Education Outreach
Fellow at the University alongside her research.

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MRes in Climate and Astmospheric Science University of Leeds (2017)

BSc with Master Credits in Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics University of Kent (2016)


Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (2017-present)

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (2015-2017)

Research Interests



Co-ordinate Systems

Airborne atmospheric measurements


Teaching Interests

Precipitation and Radar


Project details

Project title

Exploration of the melting layer using multiple frequency doppler dual-polarimetric radar techniques


Professor Alan Blyth and Dr Ryan R. Neely III



Start date

1 October 2017