Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols Theme


We study the gas phase and aerosol composition of the troposphere and stratosphere, including local, regional and global scale air pollution, stratospheric ozone depletion, and composition-climate interactions.

Our research includes laboratory studies, ground and aircraft-based field
measurements, data analysis and numerical modelling. The group is engaged
in several UK and international field campaigns and is leading the
development of advanced numerical models of chemistry, cloud systems,
aerosol, and their effects on precipitation, atmospheric composition, and
climate. Our interests also extend into modelling the chemistry of the
mesosphere. We collaborate closely with atmospheric chemistry groups in
the School of Chemistry and with ICAS's own research groups in Atmosphere and Cloud Dynamics Research and Climate Impacts.

Current projects include the development of new aerosol-chemistry schemes
for the UK climate model, chemistry-climate interactions, formation of ice particles in clouds, and the effects of  aerosol on liquid and mixed-phase clouds.

Links to our research groups are on the left. There you will find more details about our research projects and the scientific advances we have made.

Search site