Understanding the loss of atmospheric chlorine atoms
Dr P Edwards, Dr T J Dillon
9 January 2019
Summary. To build the first instrument capable of measuring the loss rate of chlorine atoms in the atmosphere and to deploy this in London and the Cape Verde islands as part of a €1.6M European Research Council project.
Atmospheric Ice Nucleation of biological particles
Dr P Connolly, Dr D Topping, Prof M Gallagher
6 February 2019
The formation of ice in natural clouds occurs at temperatures below 0 °C. Pure liquid water drops do not freeze until temperatures are as low as -36 °C, or so, due to the homogeneous nucleation of ice.
Effect of atmospheric stability on aeolian transport
Miss J Huang, Dr J Cooper
Applications accepted all year round
Atmospheric stability is the air vertical movement tendency controlled by atmospheric stratification, which can usually be measured using a series of Richardson numbers.
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.
The elusive BVOC: mapping atmospheric isoprene from space
Dr J Harrison, Dr M Barkley
21 January 2019
It is well established that terrestrial vegetation emits a diverse range of reactive biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) into the atmosphere, which serve important roles in the biosphere, influencing global atmospheric chemistry and affecting climate.