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Centre for Atmospheric Science


There's a wide array of research being undertaken in the CAS.

The Atmospheric Chemistry group from the Department of Chemistry has a very active research program into all aspects of atmospheric chemistry. There are modelling studies of stratospheric and tropospheric chemistry, using 1D, 2D and 3D models. The group also builds its own instruments for observations of chemical constituents in the atmosphere. There is also research being carried out into the kinetics of reactions important for atmospheric chemistry.

In the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, scientists are engaged in studying fundamental dynamical processes; for example mixing processes in atmosphere and the development of new gravity wave parametrizations for atmospheric models.

In the Department of Geography, research is being carried out into small scale processes such as mixing within plumes and application to volcanic eruptions.

For more detailed informartion about the individual areas of research, please navigate to the relevant page using the menu or the links below.

Our Research

Read more at: Instrumental Measurements & Development

Instrumental Measurements & Development

There are several members of staff involved in developing instruments for measurements of atmospheric composition. This page gives an overview of the research undertaken. Contact the members of staff for more details.

Read more at: Laboratory Studies

Laboratory Studies

Dr. Markus Kalberer (Chemistry)

Chemistry of atmospheric aerosols and their effects on human health

Atmospheric aerosol particles (with a size range of a few nanometers to tens of micrometers) are key components in the climate system and are associated with respiratory and cardio-vascular diseases. In both areas the chemical composition and reactivity of aerosol particles are important.

Our research activities include:

Analysis of the composition of organic aerosols

Read more at: Numerical Modelling

Numerical Modelling

Hi Resolution Global ModelingProf. John Pyle (Chemistry)

Read more at: Climate Change Policy Group
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Climate Change Policy Group

The Climate Change Policy Group (CCPG), housed in the Centre for Atmospheric Science, is a small team working on climate sciences – bringing together a range of disciplines, from economics and sociology to atmospheric and environmental science.


The CCPG plays a key role in the work of PARIS REINFORCE – an EC-funded project involving 18 European and non-European partners supporting the Paris Agreement goals.

Centre Highlights

• Nov 17th 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



Want to know more about our high-profile publications? Check out our Publication Highlights!