Sustainability database

People

Dr James Allan

Research Fellow

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.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
Yes
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Cities
Climate
Energy
Engagement
Transport

Connections

Group

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.

Keywords: 
Atmospheric measurements, Atmospheric pollution, Atmospheric chemistry, Climate change