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Hi Resolution Global ModelingProf. John Pyle (Chemistry)

Our group uses state of the art computer models to study the role chemical species have on our atmosphere. We use CTM's (p-TOMCAT) and GCM's (Unified Model & UKCA). The group in the Chemistry Department has a very active research program into all aspects of atmospheric chemistry. There a 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.



Prof. Peter Haynes (Mathematics)

Peter Haynes' research focusses on the large-scale fluid dynamics of atmosphere and ocean, and related topics, particularly in climate science. In fluid dynamics he is interested in wave propagation and breaking and its implication for the background flow, and in transport and mixing of trace species, including reacting chemical and biological species. These topics are relevant to both atmosphere and ocean. In atmospheric science, he is interested in the dynamics of the global circulation, in interactions between dynamics, chemistry and radiation, and in the various physical and dynamical processes controlling the distributions of chemical species, including water vapour.



Dr Michael Herzog (Geography)

My research activities and interests include:

  • development of atmospheric models from local to global scales
  • modelling of convective clouds and plumes
  • role of convection in the climate system, understanding of the hydrological cycle in present and future climate
  • understanding of the role of aerosols in present and future climate, impact of aerosols on dynamical and microphysical processes


  • Dr Michael Herzog: Geography Dept. Modelling of dynamical and microphysical processes from local to global scales


Related Publications 

Evaluation of the new UKCA climate-composition model – Part 1: The stratosphere
O Morgenstern, P Braesicke, FM O'Connor, AC Bushell, CE Johnson, SM Osprey, JA Pyle – Geoscientific Model Development (2009) 2, 43
Evaluation of the new UKCA climate-composition model-Part 2: The troposphere
FM O'Connor, CE Johnson, O Morgenstern, NL Abraham, P Braesicke, M Dalvi, GA Folberth, MG Sanderson, PJ Telford, A Voulgarakis, PJ Young, G Zeng, WJ Collins, JA Pyle – Geoscientific Model Development (2014) 7, 41
Aerosol microphysics simulations of the Mt.~Pinatubo eruption with the UM-UKCA composition-climate model
SS Dhomse, KM Emmerson, GW Mann, N Bellouin, KS Carslaw, MP Chipperfield, R Hommel, NL Abraham, P Telford, P Braesicke, M Dalvi, CE Johnson, F O'Connor, O Morgenstern, JA Pyle, T Deshler, JM Zawodny, LW Thomason – Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2014) 14, 11221

Centre Highlights

• January 2024: The CCPG have successfully submitted a proposal for PACESETTERS!

• September 2nd 2023: Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper analysing just transition narratives in European coal regions. Read the paper here

• December 13th 2022: The CCPG have co-authored a paper on game-changing innovations towards net-zero, published in Energy Strategy Reviews. Read the open access paper here.

• 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

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