Alex Archibald

Our research involves the development and application of state-of-the-art chemistry-climate models. With these models we are trying to answer a number of questions relevant to society: (i) What are the impacts of changes in man made emissions on the composition of the atmosphere (ii) how does the changing composition of the atmosphere affect climate (iii) how will a changing climate impact the composition of the atmosphere.

There are three main areas of research within the group:
Understanding the fundamentals of gas phase chemistry in the atmosphere
Understanding the impacts of changes in gases and particles on climate
Understanding the impacts of changes in climate on gases and particles

Recent publications:
Description and evaluation of the UKCA stratosphere-troposphere chemistry scheme (StratTrop vn 1.0) implemented in UKESM1
DOI: 10.5194/gmd-2019-246
Clear-sky ultraviolet radiation modelling using output from the Chemistry Climate Model Initiative
DOI: 10.5194/acp-19-10087-2019
Simulating the climate response to atmospheric oxygen variability in the Phanerozoic: a focus on the Holocene, Cretaceous and Permian
DOI: 10.5194/cp-15-1463-2019

Alex Archibald
Department of Chemistry