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Atmospheric Chemistry Research 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.

PARIS REINFORCE aims to bridge the gap between formal representation in climate modelling, and the real-life context in which climate-orientated decisions are made by connecting science, policy making and stakeholders. As part of this project, a large network of contributing academics and researchers are focussing on improving and enhancing the deployment of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) in performing global analyses of various climate change scenarios.


PARIS REINFORCE is also working on a transparent, interactive and open-access data exchange platform for climate modelling – I2AM PARIS.

I2AM PARIS will enable stakeholders to compare different pathways to understand which are the most relevant and realistic, allowing for model inter-comparisons. The platform also hosts detailed documentation and analysis carried out by PARIS REINFORCE integrated assessment and energy system models. By doing so, the project can demonstrate how IAMs can be used in a more effective manner, as well as their role in fully understanding low-carbon pathway transitions and how best to achieve them.


By taking a multi-disciplinary, whole-systems approach to research, collaborating with a range of partners, we can achieve holistic research and insights into climate science.

Related Publications 

The Common Representative Intermediates Mechanism Version 2 in the United Kingdom Chemistry and Aerosols Model
S Archer-Nicholls, NL Abraham, YM Shin, J Weber, MR Russo, D Lowe, SR Utembe, FM O'Connor, B Kerridge, B Latter, R Siddans, M Jenkin, O Wild, AT Archibald – Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (2021) 13, ARTN e2020MS002420
Editorial of special issue on transdisciplinary science in energy transitions: thinking outside strictly formalized modeling boxes
H Doukas, A Anger-Kraavi – Energy Sources Part B Economics Planning and Policy (2020) 15, 1
Emergence of New Economics Energy Transition Models: A Review
S Hafner, A Anger-Kraavi, I Monasterolo, A Jones – Ecological Economics (2020) 177, 106779
Evaluating integrated impacts of low-emission transitions in the livestock sector
E Spijker, A Anger-Kraavi, H Pollitt, DJ van de Ven – Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (2020) 35, 482
Lessons from Bali for small-scale biogas development in Indonesia
M Silaen, R Taylor, S Bößner, A Anger-Kraavi, U Chewpreecha, A Badinotti, T Takama – Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (2020) 35, 445
Uncertainties in macroeconomic assessments of low-carbon transition pathways - The case of the European iron and steel industry
G Bachner, J Mayer, KW Steininger, A Anger-Kraavi, A Smith, TS Barker – Ecological Economics (2020) 172, 106631
Closing the green finance gap – A systems perspective
S Hafner, A Jones, A Anger-Kraavi, J Pohl – Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (2020) 34, 26
The Evaluation of the North Atlantic Climate System in UKESM1 Historical Simulations for CMIP6
J Robson, Y Aksenov, TJ Bracegirdle, O Dimdore-Miles, PT Griffiths, DP Grosvenor, DLR Hodson, J Keeble, C MacIntosh, A Megann, S Osprey, AC Povey, D Schröder, M Yang, AT Archibald, KS Carslaw, L Gray, C Jones, B Kerridge, D Knappett, T Kuhlbrodt, M Russo, A Sellar, R Siddans, B Sinha, R Sutton, J Walton, LJ Wilcox – Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (2020) 12, ARTN e2020MS002126
Description and evaluation of the UKCA stratosphere-troposphere chemistry scheme (StratTrop vn 1.0) implemented in UKESM1
AT Archibald, FM O'Connor, NL Abraham, S Archer-Nicholls, MP Chipperfield, M Dalvi, GA Folberth, F Dennison, SS Dhomse, PT Griffiths, C Hardacre, AJ Hewitt, R Hill, CE Johnson, J Keeble, MO Köhler, O Morgenstern, JP Mulchay, C Ordóñez, RJ Pope, S Rumbold, MR Russo, N Savage, A Sellar, M Stringer, S Turnock, O Wild, G Zeng – Geoscientific Model Development (2019)1
Developing Green: A Case for the Brazilian Manufacturing Industry
C Gramkow, A Anger-Kraavi – Sustainability (2019) 11, 6783
Beyond peak emission transfers: historical impacts of globalization and future impacts of climate policies on international emission transfers
R Wood, M Grubb, A Anger-Kraavi, H Pollitt, B Rizzo, E Alexandri, K Stadler, D Moran, E Hertwich, A Tukker – Climate Policy (2019) 20, 1
Social impacts of climate change mitigation policies and their implications for inequality
S Markkanen, A Anger-Kraavi – Climate Policy (2019) 19, 1
From Integrated to Integrative: Delivering on the Paris Agreement
H Doukas, A Nikas, M González-Eguino, I Arto, A Anger-Kraavi – Sustainability (2018) 10, 2299
Recent multivariate changes in the North Atlantic climate system, with a focus on 2005-2016
J Robson, RT Sutton, A Archibald, F Cooper, M Christensen, LJ Gray, NP Holliday, C Macintosh, M McMillan, B Moat, M Russo, R Tilling, K Carslaw, D Desbruyères, O Embury, DL Feltham, DP Grosvenor, S Josey, B King, A Lewis, GD McCarthy, C Merchant, AL New, CH O'Reilly, SM Osprey, K Read, A Scaife, A Shepherd, B Sinha, D Smeed, D Smith, A Ridout, T Woollings, M Yang – International Journal of Climatology (2018) 38, 5050
Could fiscal policies induce green innovation in developing countries? The case of Brazilian manufacturing sectors
C Gramkow, A Anger-Kraavi – Climate Policy (2017) 18, 246
China’s air pollution reduction efforts may result in an increase in surface ozone levels in highly polluted areas
A Anger, O Dessens, F Xi, T Barker, R Wu – Ambio (2015) 45, 254
The Effects of the Financial System and Financial Crises on Global Growth and the Environment
On the emissions and transport of bromoform: sensitivity to model resolution and emission location
MR Russo, MJ Ashfold, NRP Harris, JA Pyle – Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2015) 15, 14031
Market-based policies for aviation – where next?
A Anger – Carbon Management (2014) 5, 211
Modelling Decarbonisation Scenarios
A Anger, T Barker, M Syddall (2014)85
The economic feasibility of policies for decarbonisation
T Barker, A Anger (2014)123
Representing ozone extremes in European megacities: The importance of resolution in a global chemistry climate model
ZS Stock, MR Russo, JA Pyle – Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2014) 14, 3899
Sensitivity of tropical deep convection in global models: effects of horizontal resolution, surface constraints, and 3D atmospheric nudging
C Chemel, MR Russo, JS Hosking, PJ Telford, JA Pyle – Atmospheric Science Letters (2014) 16, 148
Effects of decarbonising international shipping and aviation on climate mitigation and air pollution
O Dessens, A Anger, T Barker, J Pyle – Environmental Science & Policy (2014) 44, 1
A new economics approach to modelling policies to achieve global 2020 targets for climate stabilisation
T Barker, A Anger, U Chewpreecha, H Pollitt – International Review of Applied Economics (2012) 26, 205
Modelling the impact of megacities on local, regional and global tropospheric ozone and the deposition of nitrogen species
ZS Stock, MR Russo, TM Butler, AT Archibald, MG Lawrence, PJ Telford, NL Abraham, JA Pyle – Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2013) 13, 12215
Ozone and PM related health co-benefits of climate change policies in Mexico
D Crawford-Brown, T Barker, A Anger, O Dessens – Environmental Science & Policy (2012) 17, 33
Tropical convective transport and the Walker circulation
JS Hosking, MR Russo, P Braesicke, JA Pyle – Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2012) 12, 9791
Megacity ozone air quality under four alternative future scenarios
TM Butler, ZS Stock, MR Russo, HACD van der Gon, MG Lawrence – Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2012) 12, 4413
Global carbon dioxide emissions scenarios for aviation derived from IPCC storylines: A meta-analysis
SV Gudmundsson, A Anger – Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (2012) 17, 61
Representation of tropical deep convection in atmospheric models - Part 2: Tracer transport
CR Hoyle, V Marecal, MR Russo, G Allen, J Arteta, C Chemel, MP Chipperfield, F D'Amato, O Dessens, W Feng, JF Hamilton, NRP Harris, JS Hosking, AC Lewis, O Morgenstern, T Peter, JA Pyle, T Reddmann, NAD Richards, PJ Telford, W Tian, S Viciani, A Volz-Thomas, O Wild, X Yang, G Zeng – Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2011) 10, 8103
Tropical deep convection and its impact on composition in global and mesoscale models - Part 1: Meteorology and comparison with observations.
MR Russo, V Marecal, CR Hoyle, J Arteta, C Chemel, MP Chipperfield, O Dessens, W Feng, JS Hosking, PJ Telford, O Wild, X Yang, JA Pyle – Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions (2011) 10, 2765
Integrated modelling of climate control and air pollution: Methodology and results from one-way coupling of an energy–environment–economy (E3MG) and atmospheric chemistry model (p-TOMCAT) in decarbonising scenarios for Mexico to 2050
T Barker, A Anger, O Dessens, H Pollitt, H Rogers, S Scrieciu, R Jones, J Pyle – Environmental Science & Policy (2010) 13, 661
Including aviation in the European emissions trading scheme: Impacts on the industry, CO2 emissions and macroeconomic activity in the EU
A Anger – Journal of Air Transport Management (2010) 16, 100
Including aviation emissions in the EU ETS: Much ado about nothing? A review
A Anger, J Kohler – Transport Policy (2010) 17, 38
Modelling deep convection and its impacts on the tropical tropopause layer
JS Hosking, MR Russo, P Braesicke, JA Pyle – Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2010) 10, 11175
Effects of climate control on air pollution: Coupling an energy-environment-economy global model (E3MG) and atmospheric chemistry model (p-TOMCAT) in decarbonising international transport
O Dessens, T Barker, H Rogers, A Anser, R Jones, J Pyle – IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science (2009) 6, 282008
Quantifying the imprint of a severe hector thunderstorm during ACTIVE/SCOUT-O3 onto the water content in the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere
C Chemel, MR Russo, JA Pyle, RS Sokhi, C Schiller – Monthly Weather Review (2009) 137, 2493
NO to NO(2)(-) conversion by divalent lanthanides: synthesis and crystal structure of [Sm(Tp(Me2,4-Et))(2)NO(2)]
GH Maunder, MR Russo, A Sella – Polyhedron (2004) 23, 2709
Are metal alkoxides linear owing to electrostatic repulsion?
MR Russo, N Kaltsoyannis, A Sella – Chemical Communications (2002)2458
Computational investigation of the geometric structures of [(CN)(5)PtTl(CN)(n)](n-) (n=0, 1, 2 or 3)
MR Russo, N Kaltsoyannis – Inorganica Chimica Acta (2001) 312, 221
Computational studies on surface reaction mechanisms: ethylene hydrogenation on platinum catalysts
D Duca, G La Manna, MR Russo – Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (1999) 1, 1375
The oxidation state of Ce in the sandwich molecule cerocene
NM Edelstein, PG Allen, JJ Bucher, DK Shuh, CD Sofield, N Kaltsoyannis, GH Maunder, MR Russo, A Sella – Journal of the American Chemical Society (1996) 118, 13115