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We are an interdisciplinary group working on air quality and climate. 

Read more at: Coordination chemistry in the atmosphere

Coordination chemistry in the atmosphere

Water is one of the main atmospheric components, present in the form of vapour, rain, cloud, fog droplets, and deliquescent atmospheric aerosols (hygroscopic aerosol at high humidity). The presence of a liquid water phase in the atmosphere promotes reactions that would not occur otherwise. One important class of reactions is complexation of metals by organic ligands.

Read more at: Paleoclimate reconstruction from organics in ice cores

Paleoclimate reconstruction from organics in ice cores

Ice cores have provided information on the past atmosphere on a time scale dating back to 800,000 years ago. We are interested in terrestrial and marine biogenic emissions, their atmospheric fate and potential information they can unfold when found in ice cores from the polar regions.

Read more at: Source apportionment of air pollution

Source apportionment of air pollution

Air pollution poses a burden on human health and represent the largest environmental risk factor behind premature deaths. Knowing the sources of air pollution allow us to plan reduction strategies and influence policy making. We use receptor modelling techniques to extract the emission sources of aerosol from their chemical composition.

Read more at: Greenhouse Gases Emissions

Greenhouse Gases Emissions

The goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society's food and textile needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In the Centre for Landscape Regeneration we use novel, low-cost methodologies to assess greenhouse gases emissions with a focus on protecting the Fenlands, expanding habitats in the Cairngorms, and protecting the Lake District as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Read more at: Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

Air pollution epidemiology has so far primarily relied on fixed outdoor air quality monitoring stations and static populations which cannot capture the high heterogeneity of personal exposure, as individuals move between different microenvironments spending as much as 90% of their time indoors at home and school/work.

Recent Publications

Input and output files supporting Extension, Development and Evaluation of the representation of the OH-initiated DMS oxidation mechanism in the MCM v3.3.1 framework
L Jacob, C Giorio, A Archibald
Understanding the patterns and health impact of indoor air pollutant exposures in Bradford, UK: a study protocol
E Ikeda, J Hamilton, C Wood, L Chatzidiakou, T Warburton, A Ruangkanit, Y Shao, D Genes, D Waiblinger, TC Yang, C Giorio, G McFiggans, SP O'Meara, P Edwards, E Bates, DR Shaw, RL Jones, N Carslaw, R McEachan
– BMJ Open
Development, intercomparison, and evaluation of an improved mechanism for the oxidation of dimethyl sulfide in the UKCA model
BA Cala, S Archer-Nicholls, J Weber, NL Abraham, PT Griffiths, L Jacob, YM Shin, LE Revell, M Woodhouse, AT Archibald
– Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Assessment of the temporal and seasonal variabilities in air pollution and implications for physical activity in Lagos and Yaoundé
OAM Popoola, R Alani, F Assah, T Lawanson, AK Tchouaffi, C Mapa-Tassou, N Blanche, D Odekunle, R Unuigboje, VA Onifade, T Ogunro, M Thondoo, RL Jones, T Oni
– Atmosphere
Supplementary material to "Extension, Development and Evaluation of the representation of the OH-initiated DMS oxidation mechanism in the MCM v3.3.1 framework"
L Jacob, C Giorio, AT Archibald