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Centre for Atmospheric Science

The Centre for Atmospheric Science studies processes important to climate change and air quality in the troposphere and lower stratosphere – the lowest 20 km of the Earth’s atmosphere. We are one of the largest such groups in UK universities, and have extensive collaborative links with leading atmospheric sciences groups world-wide.

We have a strong experimental programme, with a range of state-of-the-art facilities for field and laboratory measurements. To complement the measurements we run numerical models on a variety of scales using code developed at Manchester as well as national and international standard models. The Centre for Atmospheric Science is part of the successful School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and currently consists of approximately 70 staff and postgraduate students.

Home of The Whitworth Meteorological Observatory

Type: 
Research group
Acronym: 
CAS

Connections

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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

Person

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

Person

Prof Ann Webb

Atmospheric scientist. Set a new ballooning world record in 2009.

Keywords: 
Photon science, Climate, Aerosols, Technology, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

Dr Paul Williams

Keywords: 
Pollution, Climate, Monitoring

Person

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

Person

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

Person

Dr Rami Alfarra

Atmospheric science researcher.

Keywords: 
Aerosols, Climate, Environment

Person

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