Our research includes remote sensing and modelling of atmospheric processes from the local to the global scale. It is conducted in an Earth system or 'sustainable atmosphere' framework.
Our research focuses on atmospheric composition, air quality and climate. It involves using laboratory, field and modelling techniques to investigate atmospheric processes from plant leaf scale up to the global level. We use highly-tuned analytical instruments in laboratory experiments and in field campaigns (including onboard research aircraft) to observe and understand the processes controlling atmospheric emissions and chemistry. We develop and use numerical models of the atmosphere to explore chemical and dynamical processes, to test scientific understanding and to give a predictive dimension to our work. Our research delivers benefits by contributing to better air quality policy, to improved understanding of land/atmosphere interactions, and to new options to mitigate climate change.