School of Earth and Environment

Philip Rosenberg Dr Philip Rosenberg

Research Fellow

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Room: Fairbairn House, 2.13

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


Phil Rosenberg did his PhD with the Planetary and Space Science Research Institute at the Open University (now part of the OU's flagship interdisciplinary research centre, CEPSAR). During this time he worked with data collected on Saturn's moon Titan by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe. In particular he took speed of sound and temperature data from the probe, along with data collected in the laboratory to derive the methane "humidity" on Titan.

During this time Phil also worked on a number of media projects including copresenting on a popular science radio show called The Naked Scientists and working as a Researcher for the BBC on The Sky at Night.

After his PhD, Phil brought his work rather closer to home, working for the Met Office as an Instrument scientist at the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM), where he was responsible for imstrumentation making cloud physics and aerosol measurements.

Phil brought this instrumentation Expertise to Leeds in 2011 and has since worked on the Fennec, DIAMET and COPE projects, all involving working with the FAAM aircraft.


MRes Physics and Astronomy, 2003, University of Sheffield

PhD Planetary Science, Huygens' Measurements of the Speed of Sound on Titan, Planetary and Space Science Research Institute, Open University


Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

Member European Geosciences Union

Research Interests

Phil is an observational scientist working in the dynamics group within ICAS. He works on small and regional scale processes and is or has been part of DIAMET, Fennec and COPE projects.