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Lead of the Schmidt Team, Dr Anja Schmidt is an interdisciplinary lecturer in climate modelling - jointly affiliated with the Departments of Chemistry and Geography.

 

Environmental and climatic effects of volcanic gases and aerosols

I combine expertise in atmospheric science, climate modelling and volcanology to advance the current understanding of volcanic impacts and hazards.

In particular, I investigate the impact of volcanism on atmospheric chemistry, climate, air quality, human health, ecosystems and aviation using a wide range of atmospheric models and volcanological datasets. I am particularly interested in continuously degassing volcanoes and effusive Icelandic volcanic eruptions and their effects on air quality and climate.

I am convinced that these eruptions serve as a perfect natural lab and can help better understand and quantify aerosol-cloud interactions.

 

Recent research

I have extensively studied the most recent Icelandic eruption at Holuhraun (Bárðarbunga volcano). Starting in August 2014, Holuhraun erupted effusively for 6 months and emitted up to nine times as much sulphur dioxide per day as all European industry combined, which led to a measurable episodic degradation of air quality across Northern Europe in September 2014.

Combining satellite observations with numerical modelling, we were also able to demonstrate that the eruption had a discernible effect on the brightness of low-level clouds over the North Atlantic.

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Publication Highlights

Browse through our publication highlights - high-profile papers with real-world consequences. 


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Research Spotlights

A brief glimpse into some of the research previously published with CAS academics. 


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Media Links

Watch some of the talks, infographics and webinars produced with academics from the CAS. 


Centre Highlights

• 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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