Person

Dr Vladimir Jankovic

The principal objectives of my past and current research have been about the scope, scale and social conditions of the scientific and social engagement with weather and climate. I am particularly interested in the socio-cultural forces behind the notion of atmospheric environment as a normative framing of climate as a resource and agency, with focus on climate as a space of mundane social identity and economic action. The shift from theorized towards lived climates has led me toward examining the problem of scale in the scientific and public understanding of the weather.

Keywords: 
Weather, Climate, Community, Climate change, Society, Engagement, History, Cities, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Thomas Choularton

Cloud microphysics , cloud aerosol interactions. The formation of precipitation in frontal and convective weather systems, severe storms

Keywords: 
Weather, Climate, Climate change, Physics, Water, Aerosols, Emissions, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Rodger Edwards

Research interests:

- Energy conservation

- Ventilation and Air Movement

- Condensation

- Building performance

- Zero emissions buildings

Academic Programme Development Officer for Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Good contact re: integration of sustainability into teaching and also practical built environment issues.

Keywords: 
Energy efficiency, Energy, Sustainability, Ventilation, Buildings, Water, Weather, Design, Standards, Green infrastructure, Emissions, Teaching, Education

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Prof Martin Gallagher

Research interests: Cloud Microphysics, Cloud-aerosol interactions, Surface Atmosphere Exchange, Micrometeorology, bioaerosols, Flux Applications, Airborne Instrumentation for ice and water.

Keywords: 
Weather, Physics, Water, Aerosols, Climate, Environment, Climate change, Biology, Heat flux, Thermal energy, Instrumentation, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr James Dorsey

Dr Dorsey is responsible for cloud microphysics instrumentation and measurements at the University of Manchester. He is a University research fellow and instrument scientist at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science's (NCAS) Facility for Ground Based Atmospheric Measurements.

Keywords: 
Weather, Climate, Water, Instrumentation, Aerospace, Transport, Particles, Physics, Scattering, Aviation

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Dr James Allan

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

The core theme of my research is the measurement of atmospheric aerosols. Particulate matter is produced from both natural and anthropogenic sources and is known to have significant effects on both health and climate. However, the processes governing their lifecycle and effects are poorly understood, which hampers our predictive capability of them and their impacts.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Aerosols, Climate, Environment, Weather, Evaluation, Pollution, Particles, Health, Cities, Transport, Emissions, Carbon, Energy, Fossil fuels, Spectroscopy

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Prof Hugh Coe

The main focus of Hugh's research is on improving the knowledge of the physics and chemistry of atmospheric aerosols. Aerosol particles play key roles in climate change, through reflecting and absorbing solar and infra-red radiation and by acting as sites for the formation of cloud droplets; in air pollution, being linked closely with impacts on human health; and on the transport of pollutants and nutrients on regional or even global scales.

Keywords: 
Aerosols, Climate, Particles, Climate change, Carbon, Pollution, Cities, Water, Weather, Technology, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Engagement, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Giles Johnson

Global climate change is resulting in changing weather patterns. For the UK, it is predicted that we will get warmer wetter winters and hotter drier summers. At the same time, there will be an increase in the frequency of extreme weather, including periods of droughts and heat waves, but also more storms and floods. This, combined with growing demand for food across the world, means that agriculture is facing unprecedented challenges. The crops used by farmers will have to change.

Keywords: 
Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Weather, Agriculture, Rural studies, Plants, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Ecology, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Geoff Levermore

Research interests: Weather data: for design of buildings, plant and natural ventilation, climate change; Control and modelling: intelligent buildings, low-energy buildings, natural and mixed mode air conditioning; Occupant feedback: related to the interior environment with Overall Liking Score and fingerprint; Lighting perception: related to coloured light sources and daylight in buildings.

Keywords: 
Buildings, Cities, Environment, Weather, Evaluation, Climate, Design, Climate change, Carbon, Ventilation, Technology, Energy efficiency, Green infrastructure, Lighting

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Prof Clive Agnew

I am an applied climatologist and hydro-meteorologist working on problems of environmental degradation and environmental status assessment. I have worked extensively in both the drylands and the wetlands of Africa, Europe and the Middle East, developing strategies for the improved management of water shortages at local and regionallevels. I am currently engaged in studies of wetland hydrology in the UK with an emphasis up boundary layer fluxes and assessing the spatial variability of climate change predictions.

Member of University's Sustainability Steering Group

Keywords: 
Climate, Applied research, Climate change, Environment, Weather, Water, Impact, Resources, Planning, Resilience