The Southern Ocean cloud problem – the role of aerosols
Dr T Lachlan-Cope, Dr M Herzog
3 January 2019
This project will use a range of numerical models (WRF, WRF-Cchem, UKMO) to investigate how sensitive the climate system over Antarctica and the Southern Ocean to variations in Cloud Condensation Nuclei (CCN) and Ice Nucleating Particles (INP).
A new polar ozone killer – sea-salt aerosol produced over sea ice
Dr X Yang, Dr A Schmidt, Dr L Abraham, Dr A Jones
3 January 2019
Sea-salt aerosol (SSA) is an important atmospheric primary aerosol, mainly generated from the open ocean. However, the sea ice surface has recently been found to be a large SSA source (via sublimating saline blowing snow particles).
Future climate and mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet
Dr A Orr, Prof A J Payne, Dr G Marshall, Dr R Essery
7 January 2019
Project background. The Antarctic Ice Sheet (AIS) is the largest mass of ice on Earth, which would raise sea levels by 58 meters if melted entirely.
Predicting Tuber Dry Matter concentration in potato
Dr D Firman, Dr M Stalham, Prof H Griffiths
1 March 2019
Project Outline. The dry matter concentration of potato tubers is an important quality attribute, particularly for the production of crisps and french fries but also for fresh produce.
Embedded Carbon Fibre Transition Zones for Metal-Composite Hybrid Joints
Dr C Worrall, Dr J Stein
Applications accepted all year round
Background. Driven by European Regulations (No. 443/2009) and the USA Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard, automotive and aerospace companies are increasingly looking to use carbon fibre composites to achieve up to 50% weight savings over metallic alternatives.