School of Earth and Environment

Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System: Development of an Earth System Model (QUEST-ESM)

People: Ken Carslaw, Graham Mann

A major part of NERC's QUEST programme is the development of an Earth system modelling capability. Leeds are contributing to this task through UKCA by developing a new organic aerosol module. The new model will be capable of simulating the interaction of the biosphere with the atmosphere, and the effect on biogenic aerosol and climate. This project is an extension to our other QUEST project (MOdelling of Atmospheric oxidants and aerosols: Deposition, Emission and Chemical transformation) involving Mat Evans and Mike Pilling at Leeds (see links below).

Funded by: NERC QUEST Programme

Start Date: February 2006

QUEST Earth System Model
NERC QUEST web page