Radar Sounding of the Martian Atmosphere
Astronomy and Space Science
Prof M Lester, Prof S Milan
31 January 2019
For the last 14 years or so the Mars Express (MEX) spacecraft has been orbiting Mars. For much of that time the Mars Sub Surface and Ionospheric Sounder (MARSIS) has been operational making measurements of the ionosphere at Mars (e.g.
SCENARIO: Trapped lee waves as a source of low-level drag on the atmosphere
SCENARIO NERC DTP
Dr MA Teixeira, Dr SL Gray
25 January 2019
Atmospheric models used for numerical weather prediction and climate modelling have large uncertainties in their representation of small-scale processes that contribute to uncertainties in the large-scale movement of air termed the atmospheric circulation.
Assessment of ClNO2 as a missing oxidant in the UK atmosphere
Dr S Ball, Prof P S Monks
21 January 2019
Natural and manmade processes emit huge quantities of gases. Were it not for oxidation chemistry occurring in the atmosphere, such emissions would build up to harmful concentrations.
Is the water use efficiency of land plants changing?
Prof E Gloor, Dr R Brienen
7 January 2019
The globe’s vegetation is closely intertwined with the global carbon and hydrological cycles, and changes in plant functioning can thus have substantial consequences for climate.