Dr Brian Davison

Superintendent

Research Interests

Development of micro meteorology techniques to investigate biogenic and anthropogenic VOC emissions. Core Group member for the OP3 campaign in Borneo, March-July 2008, which will use ground-based and aircraft measurements to study the photochemistry in and above SE Asian rainforest.

Fieldwork in Switzerland and Italy use of virtual disjunct eddy covariance techniques to measure VOC fluxes above agricultural and dune vegetation.

Impact of roadside tree lines on indoor concentrations of traffic-derived particulate matter
Maher, B., Ahmed, I., Davison, B., Karloukovski, V., Clarke, R. 2013 In: Environmental Science and Technology. 47, 23, p. 13737-13744. 8 p.
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Atmospheric chemistry and physics in the atmosphere of a developed megacity (London): an overview of the REPARTEE experiment and its conclusions
Harrison, R.M., Dall'Osto, M., Beddows, D.C.S., Thorpe, A.J., Bloss, W.J., Allan, J.D., Coe, H., Dorsey, J.R., Gallagher, M., Martin, C., Whitehead, J., Williams, P.I., Jones, R., Langridge, J.M., Benton, A.K., Ball, S.M., Langford, B., Hewitt, C.N., Davison, B., Martin, D., Petersson, K.F., Henshaw, S.J., White, I.R., Shallcross, D.E., Barlow, J.F., Dunbar, T., Davies, F., Nemitz, E., Phillips, G.J., Helfter, C., Di Marco, C.F., Smith, S. 2012 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 12, 6, p. 3065 - 3114. 50 p.
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Fluxes and concentrations of volatile organic compounds above central London, UK
Langford, B., Nemitz, E., House, E., Phillips, G.J., Famulari, D., Davison, B., Hopkins, J.R., Lewis, A.C., Hewitt, C.N. 2010 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 10, 2, p. 627-645. 19 p.
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Fluxes and concentrations of volatile organic compounds from a South-East Asian tropical rainforest
Langford, B., Misztal, P.K., Nemitz, E., Davison, B., Helfter, C., Pugh, T., Mackenzie, R., Lim, S.F., Hewitt, C.N. 2010 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 10, 17, p. 8391-8412. 22 p.
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Overview: oxidant and particle photochemical processes above a south-east Asian tropical rainforest (the OP3 project): introduction, rationale, location characteristics and tools
Hewitt, C.N., Lee, J.D., Mackenzie, R., Barkley, M.P., Carslaw, N., Carver, G.D., Chappell, N., Coe, H., Collier, C., Commane, R., Davies, F., Davison, B., Di Carlo, P., Di Marco, C.F., Dorsey, J.R., Edwards, P.M., Evans, M.J., Fowler, D., Furneaux, K.L., Gallagher, M., Guenther, A., Heard, D.E., Helfter, C., Hopkins, J., Ingham, T., Irwin, M., Jones, C., Karunaharan, A., Langford, B., Lewis, A.C., Lim, S.F., MacDonald, S.M., Mahajan, A.S., Malpass, S., McFiggans, G., Mills, G., Misztal, P., Moller, S., Monks, P.S., Nemitz, E., Nicolas-Perea, V., Oetjen, H., Oram, D.E., Palmer, P.I., Phillips, G.J., Pike, R., Plane, J.M.C., Pugh, T., Pyle, J.A., Reeves, C.E., Robinson, N.H., Stewart, D., Stone, D., Whalley, L.K., Yin, X. 2010
Scientific review

Overview: oxidant and particle photochemical processes above a south-east Asian tropical rainforest (the OP3 project): introduction, rationale, location characteristics and tools (vol 10, pg 169, 2010)
Hewitt, C.N., Lee, J.D., Mackenzie, R., Barkley, M.P., Carslaw, N., Carver, G.D., Chappell, N., Coe, H., Collier, C., Commane, R., Davies, F., Davison, B., Di Carlo, P., Di Marco, C.F., Dorsey, J.R., Edwards, P.M., Evans, M.J., Fowler, D., Furneaux, K.L., Gallagher, M., Guenther, A., Heard, D.E., Helfter, C., Hopkins, J., Ingham, T., Irwin, M., Jones, C., Karunaharan, A., Langford, B., Lewis, A.C., Lim, S.F., MacDonald, S.M., Mahajan, A.S., Malpass, S., McFiggans, G., Mills, G., Misztal, P., Moller, S., Monks, P.S., Nemitz, E., Nicolas-Perea, V., Oetjen, H., Oram, D.E., Palmer, P.I., Phillips, G.J., Pike, R., Plane, J.M.C., Pugh, T., Pyle, J.A., Reeves, C.E., Robinson, N.H., Stewart, D., Stone, D., Whalley, L.K., Yang, X. 2010 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 10, 2, p. 563-563. 1 p.
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Aerosol evolution from a busy road in North West England
Davison, B., Whyatt, J.D., Boardman, C. 3/06/2009 In: Meteorologische Zeitschrift. 18, 1, p. 55-60. 6 p.
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A study of aerosol entrapment and the influence of wind speed, chamber design and foam density on polyurethane foam passive air samplers used for persistent organic pollutants.
Chaemfa, C., Wild, E., Davison, B., Barber, J.L., Jones, K.C. 2009 In: Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 11, 6, p. 1135-1139. 5 p.
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Concentrations and fluxes of biogenic volatile organic compounds above a Mediterranean macchia ecosystem in western Italy
Davison, B., Taipale, R., Langford, B., Misztal, P., Fares, S., Matteucci, G., Loreto, F., Cape, J.N., Rinne, J., Hewitt, C.N. 2009 In: Biogeosciences. 6, 8, p. 1655-1670. 16 p.
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Influence of sources and meteorology on surface concentrations of gases and aerosols in a coastal industrial complex.
Allen, A.G., McGonigle, J.S., Cardoso, A.A., Romano, J., Machado, C.M.D., Davison, B., Paterlini, W., da Rocha, G.O., de Andrade, J.B., Tsanev, V. 2009 In: Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society. 20, 2, p. 214-221. 8 p.
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Mixing ratios and eddy covariance flux measurements of volatile organic compounds from an urban canopy (Manchester, UK)
Langford, B., Davison, B., Nemitz, E., Hewitt, C.N. 2009 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 9, 6, p. 1971-1987. 17 p.
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Decabromodiphenyl ether (deca-BDE) commercial mixture components, and other PBDEs, in airborne particles at a UK site.
Wilford, B.H., Thomas, G.O., Jones, K.C., Davison, B., Hurst, D.K. 04/2008 In: Environment International. 34, 3, p. 412-419. 8 p.
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An Investigation into the Origins of a Series of PM10 Anomalies at a Remote Location in NW England.
Ferranti, E.J.S., Whyatt, J.D., Davison, B. 2008 In: Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 10, 9, p. 1033-1040. 8 p.
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In situ measurements of metal complex exchange kinetics in freshwater.
Warnken, K., Davison, W., Zhang, H., Galceran, J., Puy, J. 1/05/2007 In: Environmental Science and Technology. 41, 9, p. 3179-3185. 7 p.
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Cut induced VOC emissions from agricultural grasslands.
Davison, B., Brunner, A., Ammann, C., Spirig, C., Jocher, M., Neftel, A. 2007 In: Plant Biology. 9, Supple, p. e60-e68.
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Sources, size distribution, and downwind grounding of aerosols from Mount Etna.
Allen, A.G., Mather, T.A., McGonigle, A.J.S., Aiuppa, A., Delmelle, P., Davison, B., Bobrowski, N., Oppenheimer, C., Pyle, D.M., Inguaggiato, S. 23/05/2006 In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 111, D10, 10 p.
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Extreme Rain Events in Lancashire : August 2004.
Davison, B., Leigh, P. 08/2005 In: Weather. 60, 8, p. 236-242. 7 p.
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Nitric acid from volcanoes.
Mather, T.A., Allen, A.G., Davison, B., Pyle, D.M., Oppenheimer, C., McGonigle, A.J.S. 30/01/2004 In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 218, 1-2, p. 17-30. 14 p.
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Influence of transport over a mountain ridge on the chemical composition of marine aerosols during the ACE-2 HILLCLOUD experiment.
Allen, A.G., Davison, B.M., James, J.D., Robinson, L., Harrison, R.M., Hewitt, C. 01/2002 In: Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry. 41, 1, p. 83-107. 25 p.
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ACE-2 HILLCLOUD. An overview of the ACE-2 ground-based cloud experiment.
Bower, B.K.N., Choularton, T.W., Gallagher, M.W., Beswick, K.M., Flynn, M.J., Allen, A.G., Davison, B.M., James, J.D., Robertson, L., Harrison, R.M., Hewitt, C., Cape, J.N., Mcfadyen, G.G., Milford, C., Sutton, M.A., Martinsson, B.G., Frank, G., Swietlicki, E., Zhou, J., Berg, O.H., Mentes, B., Papaspiropoulos, G., Hansson, H.C., Leck, C., Kulmala, M., Aalto, P., Vakeva, M., Berner, A., Bizjak, M., Fuzzi, S., Laj, P., Facchini, M.C., Orsi, G., Ricci, L., Nielsen, M., Allan, B.J., Coe, H., Mcfiggans, G., Plane, J.M.C., Collett, J.L., Moore, K.F., Sherman, D.E. 04/2000 In: Tellus B. 52, 2, p. 750-778. 29 p.
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Marine and land-based influences on atmospheric ammonia and ammonium over Tenerife.
Milford, C., Sutton, M.A., Allen, A.G., Karlsson, A., Davison, B.M., James, J.D., Rosman, K., Harrison, R.M., Cape, J.N. 04/2000 In: Tellus B. 52, 2, p. 273-289. 17 p.
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Observations of new particle production in the atmosphere of a moderately polluted site in eastern England.
Harrison, R.M., Grenfell, J.L., Savage, N.H., Allen, A.G., Chemitshaw, K.C., Penkett, S., Hewitt, C., Davison, B. 2000 In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 105, D14, p. 17819-17832. 14 p.
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Quasi-Lagrangian investigation into dimethyl sulfide oxidation in maritime air using a combination of measurements and model.
James, J.D., Harrison, R.M., Savage, N.H., Allen, A.G., Grenfell, J.L., Allan, B.J., Plane, J.M.C., Hewitt, C., Davison, B., Robertson, L. 2000 In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 105, D21, p. 26379-26392. 14 p.
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Dimethyl sulfide and its oxidation products at two sites in Brittany (France).
Putaud, J.P., Davison, B.M., Watts, S.F., Mihalopoulos, N., Ngygen, B.C., Hewitt, C. 02/1999 In: Atmospheric Environment. 33, 4, p. 647-659. 13 p.
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An analysis of rapid increases in condensation nuclei concentrations at a remote coastal site in western Ireland.
Grenfell, J.L., Harrison, R.M., Allen, A.G., Shi, J.P., Penkett, S.A., O’Dowd, C.D., Smith, M.H., Hill, M.K., Robertson, L., Hewitt, C., Davison, B.M., Lewis, A.C., Creasey, D.J., Heard, D.E., Hebestreit, K., Alicke, B., James, J. 1999 In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 104, D11, p. 13771-13380. 392 p.
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In situ measurement of solution concentrations and fluxes of trace metals in soils using DGT.
Zhang, H., Davison, W., Knight, B., McGrath, S. 1/03/1998 In: Environmental Science and Technology. 32, 5, p. 704-710. 7 p.
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Temporal, spatial, and resolution constraints for in situ sampling devices using diffusion equilibration : dialysis and DET.
Harper, M.P., Davison, W., Tych, W. 11/1997 In: Environmental Science and Technology. 31, 11, p. 3110-3119. 10 p.
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Sources of atmospheric methanesulphonate, non-sea salt sulphate, nitrate and related species over the temperate South Pacific.
Allen, A.G., Dick, A.L., Davison, B.M. 01/1997 In: Atmospheric Environment. 31, 2, p. 191-205. 15 p.
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Biogenic sulphur emissions and inferred non-sea-salt-sulphate cloud condensation nuclei in and around Antarctica.
O'Dowd, C., Lowe, J.A., Smith, M.H., Davison, B., Hewitt, C., Harrison, R.M. 1997 In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 102, D11, p. 12839-12854. 16 p.
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Field studies of dimethyl sulfide and its oxidation products in the atmosphere.
Hewitt, C., Davison, B. 1997 In: Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences. 352, 1350, p. 183-189. 7 p.
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Dimethyl sulfide and its oxidation products in the atmosphere of the Atlantic and Southern Oceans.
Davison, B.M., O'Dowd, C.D., Hewitt, C., Smith, M.H., Harrison, R.M., Peel, D.A., Wolf, E., Mulvaney, R., Schwikowski, M., Baltenspergert, U. 05/1996 In: Atmospheric Environment. 30, 10-11, p. 1895-1906. 12 p.
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Dimethyl sulfide, methane sulfonic acid and physico-chemical aerosol properties in Atlantic air from the United Kingdom to Halley Bay.
Davison, B.M., Hewitt, C., O'Dowd, C.D., Lowe, J.A., Smith, M.H., Schwikowski, M., Baltensperger, U., Harrison, R.M. 1996 In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 101, D17, p. 22855-22874. 20 p.
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Physicochemical properties of atmospheric aerosol at South UIST.
Lowe, J.A., Smith, M.H., Davison, B.M., Benson, S.E., Hill, M.K., O'dowd, C.D., Harrison, R.M., Hewitt, C.N. 1996 In: Atmospheric Environment. 30, 22, p. 3765-3776. 12 p.
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Elucidation of the tropospheric reactions of biogenic sulfur species from a field measurement campaign in NW Scotland.
Davison, B., Hewitt, C. 02/1994 In: Chemosphere. 28, 3, p. 543-557. 15 p.
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Determination of gaseous and particulate selenium over a rural grassland in the UK.
Haygarth, P.M., Fowler, D., Stürup, S., Davison, B.M., Jones, K.C. 1994 In: Atmospheric Environment. 28, 22, p. 3655-3663. 9 p.
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Natural sulphur species from the North Atlantic and their contribution to the United Kingdom sulphur budget
Davison, B., Hewitt, C. 20/02/1992 In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 97, D2, p. 2475-2485. 11 p.
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