Dr Paul Young

Lecturer

Profile

I am a climate scientist, using computer models and observations to understand the composition and climate of the atmosphere, and how it all relates to the Earth system. You can follow me on twitter and academia.edu, or send an email.

Research

I work on stratospheric and tropospheric ozone, multi climate model analyses, biosphere-atmosphere links, analysing temperature data and modelling novel pollutants. You can find information about my published research on my google scholar page.

I am a member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI), which is an international climate modelling project that is seeking to understand changes in the composition of the troposphere and the stratosphere, from the latter half of the 20th century and projecting into the future. I recently hosted the 2014 CCMI Workshop at Lancaster.

I am a chapter co-author for the upcoming 2014 WMO Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion, and I was also a contributing author to two chapters of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. You can read a blog post about the IPCC here, and I also talked about the IPCC and climate science in general as part of the LEC MOOC on Food Security.

Teaching

From 2014, I will be teaching a new 3rd year/Masters-level course on Global Change and the Earth System (LEC378 and LEC477). This will cover topics in the IPCC reports, as well as global Earth system models and the links between climate and stratospheric ozone, and climate and air quality. This will also involve a field trip to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI).

I also teach a first year maths course (LEC178) for students coming into our degree programmes without a maths A-level.

Other roles

I am the LEC Careers and Alumni tutor, acting as a bridge between our students and the careers advice provided centrally, and seeking to engage our alumni in our current activities. The highlight of the Careers year is the LEC Careers Event, attracting employers and alumni in LEC-relevant fields. The first event was held in March 2014.

Evaluation of the new UKCA climate-composition model – Part 2: The Troposphere
O'Connor, F.M., Johnson, C.E., Morgenstern, O., Abraham, N.L., Braesicke, P., Dalvi, M., Folberth, G.A., Sanderson, M.G., Telford, P.J., Voulgarakis, A., Young, P.J., Zeng, G., Collins, W.J., Pyle, J.A. 6/03/2014 In: Geoscientific Model Development. 7, 1, p. 41-91. 51 p.
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IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) 2013 Science Workshop
Eyring, V., Lamarque, J., Cionni, I., Duncan, B., Fiore, A., Gettelman, A., Hegglin, M., Hess, P., Nagashima, T., Ryerson, T., Shepherd, T.G., Shindell, D.T., Waugh, D., Young, P. 07/2013
Other contribution

Report on the IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) 2013 Science Workshop
Eyring, V., Lamarque, J., Cionni, I., Duncan, B., Fiore, A., Gettelman, A., Hegglin, M., Hess, P., Nagashima, T., Ryerson, T., Shepherd, T.G., Shindell, D., Waugh, D., Young, P. 07/2013
Other contribution

Long-term changes in tropospheric and stratospheric ozone and associated climate impacts in CMIP5 simulations
Eyring, V., Cionni, I., Arblaster, J., Sedlacek, J., Perlwitz, J., Young, P., Bekki, S., Bergmann, D., Cameron-Smith, P., Collins, W.J., Faluvegi, G., Gottschaldt, K.-., Horowitz, L.W., Kinnison, D., Lamarque, J., Marsh, D., Saint-Martin, D., Shindell, D.T., Sudo, K., Szopa, S., Watanabe, S. 27/05/2013 In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 118, 10, p. 5029-5060. 31 p.
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Evaluation of ACCMIP outgoing longwave radiation from tropospheric ozone using TES satellite observations
Bowman, K., Shindell, D.T., Worden, H., Lamarque, J.F., Young, P., Stevenson, D.S., Qu, Z., de la Torre, M., Bergmann, D., Cameron-Smith, P., Collins, W.J., Doherty, R.M., Dalsoren, S.B., Eyring, V., Faluvegi, G., Folberth, G., Ghan, S., Horowitz, L.W., Josse, B., Lee, Y.H., MacKenzie, I.A., Myhre, G., Nagashima, T., Naik, V., Plummer, D.A., Skeie, R., Strode, S., Sudo, K., Szopa, S., Voulgarakis, A., Zeng, G., Kulawik, S., Aghedo, A., Worden, J. 18/04/2013 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 13, 8, p. 4057-4072. 16 p.
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Radiative forcing in the ACCMIP historical and future climate simulations
Shindell, D.T., Lamarque, J., Schulz, M., Flanner, M., Jiao, C., Chin, M., Young, P., Lee, Y.H., Rotstayn, L., Milly, G., Faluvegi, G., Balkanski, Y., Collins, W.J., Conley, A.J., Dalsoren, S.B., Easter, R., Ghan, S., Horowitz, L.W., Liu, X., Myhre, G., Nagashima, T., Naik, V., Rumbold, S., Skeie, R., Sudo, K., Szopa, S., Takemura, T., Voulgarakis, A., Yoon, J. 15/03/2013 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 13, 6, p. 2939-2974. 36 p.
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Tropospheric ozone changes, radiative forcing and attribution to emissions in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Inter-comparison Project (ACCMIP)
Stevenson, D.S., Young, P., Naik, V., Lamarque, J., Shindell, D.T., Voulgarakis, A., Skeie, R., Dalsoren, S.B., Myhre, G., Berntsen, T.K., Folberth, G., Rumbold, S., Collins, W.J., MacKenzie, I.A., Doherty, R.M., Zeng, G., van Noije, T.P.C., Strunk, A., Bergmann, D., Cameron-Smith, P., Plummer, D.A., Strode, S., Horowitz, L.W., Lee, Y.H., Szopa, S., Sudo, K., Nagashima, T., Josse, B., Cionni, I., Righi, M., Eyring, V., Conley, A.J., Bowman, K., Wild, O., Archibald, A.T. 15/03/2013 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 13, p. 3063-3085. 23 p.
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Analysis of present day and future OH and methane lifetime in the ACCMIP simulations
Voulgarakis, A., Naik, V., Lamarque, J.F., Shindell, D.T., Young, P., Prather, M.J., Wild, O., Field, R.D., Bergmann, D., Cameron-Smith, P., Cionni, I., Collins, W.J., Dalsoren, S.B., Doherty, R.M., Eyring, V., Folberth, G., Horowitz, L.W., Josse, B., MacKenzie, I.A., Nagashima, T., Plummer, D.A., Righi, M., Rumbold, S., Stevenson, D.S., Strode, S., Sudo, K., Szopa, S., Zeng, G. 5/03/2013 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 13, 5, p. 2563-2587. 25 p.
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Pre-industrial to end 21st century projections of tropospheric ozone from the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP)
Young, P., Archibald, A.T., Bowman, H., Lamarque, J.F., Naik, V., Stevenson, D.S., Tilmes, S., Voulgarakis, A., Wild, O., Bergmann, D., Cameron-Smith, P., Cionni, I., Collins, W.J., Dalsoren, S.B., Doherty, R.M., Eyring, V., Faluvegi, G., Horowitz, L.W., Josse, B., Lee, Y.H., MacKenzie, I.A., Nagashima, T., Plummer, D.A., Righi, M., Rumbold, S., Skeie, R., Shindell, D.T., Strode, S., Sudo, K., Szopa, S., Zeng, G. 21/02/2013 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 13, 4, p. 2063-2090. 28 p.
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Agreement in late twentieth century Southern Hemisphere stratospheric temperature trends in observations and CCMVal-2, CMIP3 and CMIP5 models
Young, P., Butler, A., Calvo, N., Haimberger, L., Kushner, P., Marsh, D., Randel, W., Rosenlof, K. 27/01/2013 In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 118, 2, p. 605-613. 9 p.
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Overview of IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) Community Simulations in Support of Upcoming Ozone and Climate Assessments
Eyring, V., Lamarque, J., Hess, P., Arfeuille, F., Bowman, K., Chipperfield, M.P., Duncan, B., Fiore, A., Gettelman, A., Giorgetta, M.A., Granier, C., Hegglin, M., Kinnison, D., Kunze, M., Langematz, U., Luo, B., Martin, R., Matthes, K., Newman, P.A., Peter, T., Peter, T., Robock, A., Ryerson, T., Saiz-Lopez, A., Salawitch, R., Schultz, M., Shepherd, T.G., Shindell, D., Staehelin, J., Tegtmeier, S., Thomason, L., Tilmes, S., Vernier, J., Waugh, D., Young, P. 01/2013
Other contribution

A vertically resolved, global, gap-free ozone database for assessing or constraining global climate model simulations
Bodeker, G.E., Hassler, B., Young, P., Portmann, R.W. 2013 In: Earth System Science Data. 5, 1, p. 31-43. 13 p.
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Preindustrial to present-day changes in tropospheric hydroxyl radical and methane lifetime from the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP)
Naik, V., Voulgarakis, A., Fiore, A.M., Horowitz, L.W., Lamarque, J., Lin, M., Prather, M.J., Young, P., Bergmann, D., Cameron-Smith, P., Cionni, I., Collins, W.J., Dalsoren, S.B., Doherty, R.M., Eyring, V., Faluvegi, G., Folberth, G., Josse, B., Lee, Y.H., MacKenzie, I.A., Nagashima, T., van Noije, T.P.C., Plummer, D.A., Righi, M., Rumbold, S., Skeie, R., Shindell, D.T., Stevenson, D.S., Strode, S., Sudo, K., Szopa, S., Zeng, G. 2013 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 13, p. 5277-5298. 22 p.
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The Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP): Overview and description of models, simulations and climate diagnostics
Lamarque, J.F., Shindell, D.T., Josse, B., Young, P., Cionni, I., Eyring, V., Bergmann, D., Cameron-Smith, P., Collins, W.J., Doherty, R.M., Dalsoren, S.B., Faluvegi, G., Folberth, G., Ghan, S., Horowitz, L.W., Lee, Y., MacKenzie, I.A., Nagashima, T., Naik, V., Plummer, D.A., Righi, M., Rumbold, S., Schulz, M., Skeie, R., Stevenson, D.S., Strode, S., Sudo, K., Szopa, S., Voulgarakis, A., Zeng, G. 2013 In: Geoscientific Model Development. 6, 1, p. 179-206. 28 p.
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Comparison of three vertically resolved ozone data bases: climatology, trends and radiative forcings
Hassler, B., Young, P., Portmann, R.W., Bodeker, G.E., Daniel, J.S., Rosenlof, K.H., Solomon, S. 9/10/2012 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 12, p. 26561-26605. 45 p.
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Uncertainties in the evolution of stratospheric ozone and implications for recent temperature changes in the tropical lower stratosphere
Solomon, S., Young, P.J., Hassler, B. 14/09/2012 In: Geophysical Research Letters. 39, 4 p.
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Reconciling modeled and observed temperature trends over Antarctica
Calvo, N., Garcia, R., Marsh, D., Mills, M., Kinnison, D., Young, P.J. 28/08/2012 In: Geophysical Research Letters. 39, 16, 6 p.
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Changes in Stratospheric Temperatures and Their Implications for Changes in the Brewer–Dobson Circulation, 1979–2005
Young, P., Rosenlof, K.H., Solomon, S., Sherwood, S.C., Fu, Q., Lamarque, J. 03/2012 In: Journal of Climate. 25, 5, p. 1759–1772. 14 p.
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Atmospheric Isocyanic Acid (HNCO): A Possible Cause of Pollution-related Health Effects
Roberts, J.M., Young, P.J., Veres, P., Warneke, C., de Gouw, J., VandenBoer, T.C., Yokelson, R.J., Burling, I.R., Emmons, L.K., Lamarque, J.F., Wiedinmyer, C. 2012
Other contribution

Isocyanic acid in a global chemistry transport model: Tropospheric distribution, budget, and identification of regions with potential health impacts
Young, P., Emmons, L.K., Roberts, J.M., Lamarque, J., Wiedinmyer, C., Veres, P., VandenBoer, T.C. 2012 In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 117, 14 p.
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The Seasonal Cycle and Interannual Variability in Stratospheric Temperatures and Links to the Brewer–Dobson Circulation: An Analysis of MSU and SSU Data
Young, P., Thompson, D.W.J., Rosenlof, K.H., Solomon, S., Lamarque, J. 12/2011 In: Journal of Climate. 24, 23, p. 6243–6258. 16 p.
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The impact of local surface changes in Borneo on atmospheric composition at wider spatial scales: coastal processes, land-use change and air quality
Pyle, J.A., Warwick, N.J., Harris, N.R.P., Abas, M.R., Archibald, A.T., Ashfold, M.J., Ashworth, K., Barkley, M.P., Carver, G.D., Chance, K., Dorsey, J.R., Fowler, D., Gonzi, S., Gostlow, B., Hewitt, C.N., Kurosu, T.P., Lee, J.D., Langford, B., Moller, S., Mackenzie, A.R., Manning, A.J., Misztal, P., Nadzir, M.S.M., Nemitz, E., Newton, H., O'Brien, L.M., Ong, S., Oram, D., Palmer, P.I., Peng, L.K., Phang, S., Pike, R., Pugh, T.A.M., Rahman, N.A., Robinson, A.D., Sentian, J., Samah, A.A., Skiba, U., Ung, H.E., Yong, S.E., Young, P.J. 27/11/2011 In: Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences. 366, 1582, p. 3210-3224 . 15 p.
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Effects of climate-induced changes in isoprene emissions after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo
Telford, P.J., Lathiere, J., Abraham, N.L., Archibald, A.T., Braesicke, P., Johnson, C.E., Morgenstern, O., O'Connor, F.M., Pike, R.C., Wild, O., Young, P., Beerling, D.J., Hewitt, C.N., Pyle, J.A. 06/2011 In: Procedia Environmental Sciences. 6, p. 199-205. 7 p.
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Changes in the polar vortex: Effects on Antarctic total ozone observations at various stations
Hassler, B., Bodeker, G.E., Solomon, S., Young, P.J. 12/01/2011 In: Geophysical Research Letters. 38, 5 p.
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Effects of climate-induced changes in isoprene emissions after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo
Telford, P.J., Lathiere, J., Abraham, N.L., Archibald, A.T., Braesicke, P., Johnson, C.E., Morgenstern, O., O'Connor, F.M., Pike, R.C., Wild, O., Young, P., Beerling, D.J., Hewitt, C.N., Pyle, J. 3/08/2010 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 10, 15, p. 7117-7125. 9 p.
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Interannual variability of tropospheric composition: the influence of changes in emissions, meteorology and clouds
Voulgarakis, A., Savage, N.H., Wild, O., Braesicke, P., Young, P., Carver, G.D., Pyle, J.A. 03/2010 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 10, 5, p. 2491-2506. 16 p.
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How plants can influence tropospheric chemistry: the role of isoprene emissions from the biosphere
Pike, R.C., Young, P.J. 12/2009 In: Weather. 64, 12, p. 332-336. 5 p.
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The CO2 inhibition of terrestrial isoprene emission significantly affects future ozone projections
Young, P.J., Arneth, A., Schurgers, G., Zeng, G., Pyle, J.A. 2009 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 9, 8, p. 2793-2803. 11 p.
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Tropospheric ozone and its global budgets
Zeng, G., Pyle, J.A., Young, P.J. 2008 In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics . 8, 2, p. 369-387. 19 p.
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Chemistry/climate feedbacks and biogenic emissions
Pyle, J.A., Warwick, N.J., Yang, X., Young, P., Zeng, G. 2007 In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A. 365, 1856, p. 1727-1740. 14 p.
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