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Martyn Chipperfield

Professor Martyn Chipperfield

Research Fellow


University of Leeds

Research summary

In my group we develop and use numerical models, coupled with satellite, balloon, aircraft and ground-based observations, to improve our understanding of atmospheric chemistry and its interactions. Research questions that we are currently investigating relate to the depletion and recovery of the stratospheric ozone layer, the causes of poor surface air quality and the links between climate change and atmospheric composition. A lot of this work uses a state-of-the-art 3-D atmospheric chemistry model, TOMCAT/SLIMCAT, that we have developed. We also use the much more complex global climate or 'Earth-system' models to examine feedbacks and for predictions of the future. The Wolfson Research Merit Award will allow us to study how the ozone layer is recovering in response to decreasing levels of controlled atmospheric halocarbons. We will investigate what increasing emissions of uncontrolled man-made and natural halocarbons imply for the atmosphere and for policies to protect the ozone layer.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Sources and Impacts of Short-Lived Atmospheric Halogens

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: Sep 2015 - Aug 2020

Value: £50,000