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Centre for Atmospheric Science

I am interested in methane and climate feedbacks.  I started my PhD in October 2019, evaluating the treatment of methane in climate models. The main metrics used for comparison included methane lifetime, interhemispheric gradient and vertical profile. Most models prescribe a constant mixing ratio for methane at the surface and this means there are limitations to the feedbacks which can be included in the system.

I have been using a new methane emissions-driven version of the UK Earth System Model (UKESM1) which includes interactive methane emissions, as well as feedbacks such as due to wetland emissions. Using this model I have investigated a net-zero anthropogenic methane scenario, looking at the composition and climate impacts, as well as air quality benefits. I am interested in quantifying the feedback of methane on itself in this new model and investigating how the chemistry included in the model affects the results.

4th Year Project

As part of my masters project I developed a 1D model to simulate isoprene emissions within a forest canopy. This was based on the measurements taken in the WISDOM field campaign in Wytham Woods in the growing season of 2018.

Publications

Description and Evaluation of an Emission-Driven and Fully Coupled Methane Cycle in UKESM1
GA Folberth, Z Staniaszek, AT Archibald, N Gedney, PT Griffiths, CD Jones, FM O’Connor, RJ Parker, AA Sellar, A Wiltshire
– Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems
(2022)
14,
ARTN e2021MS002982
The role of future anthropogenic methane emissions in air quality and climate
Z Staniaszek, PT Griffiths, GA Folberth, FM O'Connor, NL Abraham, AT Archibald
– npj Climate and Atmospheric Science
(2022)
5,
21
The role of future anthropogenic methane emissions in air quality and climate
Z Staniaszek, PT Griffiths, GA Folberth, FM O’Connor, NL Abraham, AT Archibald
– npj Climate and Atmospheric Science
(2022)
5,
21
Climate and composition impacts of a net-zero anthropogenic methane future using an emissions-driven chemistry-climate model
Z Staniaszek, PT Griffiths, GA Folberth, FM O'Connor, AT Archibald
(2021)
Continuous Isoprene Measurements in a UK Temperate Forest for a Whole Growing Season: Effects of Drought Stress During the 2018 Heatwave
V Ferracci, CG Bolas, RA Freshwater, Z Staniaszek, T King, K Jaars, F Otu-Larbi, J Beale, Y Malhi, TW Waine, RL Jones, K Ashworth, NRP Harris
– Geophysical Research Letters
(2020)
47,
ARTN e2020GL088885
Modelling the effect of the 2018 summer heatwave and drought on isoprene emissions in a UK woodland.
F Otu-Larbi, CG Bolas, V Ferracci, Z Staniaszek, RL Jones, Y Malhi, NRP Harris, O Wild, K Ashworth
– Glob Chang Biol
(2019)
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2320
Modelling the effect of the 2018 summer heatwave and drought on isoprene emissions in a UK woodland
R Jones, CG Bolas, Z Staniaszek, F Otu-Larbi, V Ferracci, Y Malhi, NRP Harris, O Wild, K Ashworth
– Global Change Biology
(2019)

Centre Highlights

• November 15th 2022: The final conference of PARIS REINFORCE is taking place today in Sorbonne. Read more about the event here

• October 24th 2022: The CCPG have successfully submitted a proposal for the Cambridge-Tsinghua joint research initiative! 

• May 5th 2022: We've submitted to the UNFCCC's Global Stocktake (GST). More information is available on our news page. 

• March 23rd 2022: Multiple CAS academics have published a paper investigating the future role of anthropogenic methane emissions. Read the open access paper here.

• Feb 18th 2022: Dr Parris and Dr Anger-Kraavi have co-authored a paper that develops a tool to support co-designed transformative change. Read the open access paper here.

• Dec 16th 2021: Dr Parris has co-authored a paper that introduces a tool to support plastic pollution policy. Read the open access paper here.

• Nov 22nd 2021: Dr Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper with Paris Reinforce. Read the open access version here

• Nov 3rd 2021: Watch Dr Anger-Kraavi at the COP26 side event: Accelerating Implementation of the Paris Agreement - Ambition and Just Transitions via YouTube.

• Oct 18th 2021: Watch Dr Anger-Kraavi on Cambridge Talks: Can leaders turn Paris ambition into Glasgow action at COP26? via YouTube.

• Oct 11th 2021: Listen to the CCPG's Dr Anger-Kraavi speak about the upcoming COP26 on Tyndall Talks via Spotify.

• April 24th 2021: Listen to Dr Anger-Kraavi speak about the cost of climate reform on the BBC's The Real Story via their website

• May 14th 2020: Watch Dr Chiara Giorio speak about climate, ice cores and atmospheric particles on YouTube


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