Programme Management Group
Prof. Paul Palmer is Professor of Quantitative Earth Observation at the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. He is the Principal Investigator for the GAUGE consortium.
Prof. Mathew Williams is Chair in Global Change Ecology at the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. Mat is the Prinicipal Investigator of the GREENHOUSE consortium.
Dr Stéphane Bauguitte is a NCAS researcher specialised in tropospheric chemistry measurements. He is responsible for developing and maintaining trace gas measurements onboard the FAAM Atmospheric Research Aircraft, in particular ozone, carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide and methane. He operates and calibrates the Los Gatos Research Fast Greenhouse Gas Analyser (FGGA) for CO2 and CH4 measurements. In collaboration with Dr James Lee of York University, he also maintains/operates the Air Quality Design Fast NOx analyser.
Emanuel Blei works at the University of Edinburgh for the GREENHOUSE project. He contributes to the technical implementation of the project in Edinburgh and the field work component of the campaigns in Lincolnshire, at Crichton and Harwood.
Dr. Douglas Clark is a land surface modeller at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford. He is a developer and user of the JULES land surface model with particular interests in representing hydrology and its links to wider biogeochemistry. In the GREENHOUSE project he is adapting JULES to better represent UK biogenic fluxes of carbon and nitrogen, in particular by representing land management effects.
Simon Gibson-Poole is a PhD student at Scotland's Rural College in Edinburgh. He is particularly interested in remote sensing using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and how they could be used for precision agriculture. As part of the GREENHOUSE project he will be investigating data derived from a UAV platform (primarily reflectance), and comparing it with earth observation data derived from terrestrial, airborne and satellite sources.
Prof. Rob Goddard is Professor of Marine Biogeochemistry in the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University. His research interests include the sea-surface microlayer, geophysical controls of air-sea gas exchange and marine emissions of methane and nitrous oxide. He has served on national and international committees, contributed to the European Nitrogen Assessment and the CARBOEUROPE report on GHG emissions from European waters and co-edited proceedings of an international symposium on GHG in mangrove coasts.
Dr. Paul Halloran is a lecturer in Exeter’s Department of Geography, Collage of Life and Environmental Sciences. He works with climate models and reconstructions to understand ocean biogeochemistry and ocean-climate interactions.
Prof. Neil Harris is Professor of Atmospheric Informatics and Head of Centre Atmospheric Informatics and Emissions Technology at Cranfield University. He is leading the work producing high resolution estimates of emissions in the GAUGE consortium, particularly those from agriculture.
Dr. Susan Hartman is a senior Scientist based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Her research interests include the study of the marine carbon cycle. In RAGNARoCC she is involved in making surface biogeochemical measurements using ships of opportunity and at fixed point observatories.
Dr. Stephanie Henson is a research fellow at the National Oceanography Centre and studies how phytoplankton populations respond to natural variability and climate change. She will undertake an assessment of the biological contribution to changes in pCO2 in the RAGNARoCC project.
Dr. Neil Humpage is a postdoctoral research assistant in the Earth Observation Science group at the University of Leicester. His research interests are in atmospheric remote sensing instrumentation, particularly infrared spectroscopy. His role in GAUGE involves the testing, calibration and field deployment of a closed path ground based Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, which provides in-situ concentration measurements of several gases.
Dr. Samuel Illingworth is a postdoctoral research assistant at theCentre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Manchester. He is involved with the remote sensing of greenhouse gases, and also helps to host the Barometer podcast.
Dr. Jan Kaiser is a Professor of Biogeochemistry at the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. In RAGNARoCC, he works on dissolved N2O, CH4, CO2 and CO measurements in the surface ocean using integrated cavity-optical output laser spectrometers.
Dr. Elizabeth Kent is a research scientist at the National Oceanography Centre specialising in air-sea interaction. Her interests include the development of datasets of air-sea exchange from sparse observations and methods to improve the characterisation of uncertainty in both observations and derived gridded data products. In RAGNARoCC she will be working with a PhD student on the accuracy and representativeness of surface ocean measurements of pCO2.
Dr. Mark Lee is a Research Scientist at the Carbon Management and Dairy Research Centres, SRUC. As part of the GREENHOUSE consortium, he is responsible for measuring greenhouse gas emissions from SRUC’s research farm at The Crichton in Dumfries.
Dr. Martin van Leeuwen works at UCL. As part of GREENHOUSE, he is processing the ARSF data, and building the EO-modelling links for the upscaling activities.
Dr. Alistair J. Manning works at the UK Met Office and has been involved in inversion modelling for over a decade. In GAUGE he will be using the Met Office inversion system InTEM to estimate UK emissions of CH4, N2O and CO2.
Dr. Elaine McDonagh is an observational physical oceanographer. She is the head of the Ocean Circulation and Processes group at the National Oceanography Centre. Her research interests include large-scale oceanic fluxes and inventories of climate-relevant quantities such a heat, freshwater and anthropogenic carbon.
Dr. James I.L. Morison is Programme Group Manager at the Centre for Sustainable Forestry and Climate Change, Forest Research (FR). He is interested in effects of climate change on plant growth and water use, particularly for trees and forests, interactions between forests and climate, and how to adapt forestry and other lands uses to a changing climate. In GREENHOUSE, he leads the FR team involvement, particularly through provision of C&GHG flux data for modelling and field sites for modelling, and coordinating the collaboration between project partners and FR team.
Dr. Jennifer Muller works at the University of Manchester. Her general research interests include trace gases, surface-atmosphere exchange, instrumentation and atmopsheric chemistry. In GAUGE, she is involved with the airborne measurements of CH4 and N2O using QCL onboard the FAAM BAe-146 aircraft.
Vasileios Myrgiotis is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh and SRUC. His research focus is the modelling of nitrogen and carbon cycling in agricultural soils across spatial scales. He is evaluating the performance of the Landscape-DNDC biogeochemistry model in relation to soil N2O production and carbon dynamics. Estimates of the sensitivity of N2O to soil properties and other environmental drivers, using this model, will contribute to the evaluation and calibration of the land surface models (LSMs) used in the GREENHOUSE project.
Dr. Eiko Nemitz from the NERC Centre for Ecology near Edinburgh specialises in the flux measurement of greenhouse gases, reactive gases and aerosol components between the biosphere and the atmosphere with micrometeorological techniques. In GAUGE he leads the measurements of concentrations and fluxes of CO2, CH4 and CO from the top of the BT Tower (London), as well as the long-term observation of these compounds in the UK outflow from a measurement platform installed on a North Sea ferry.
Dr. Philip Nightingale is a research scientist at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory studying the air-sea flux of climate active gases. In RAGNARoCC he will contribute to assessing the role of surfactants on the air-sea transfer of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Prof. Simon O'Doherty is Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at Bristol University. He is interested in measuring key atmospheric compounds involved in climate change, and in developing new monitoring equipment. He leads the UK DECC Network, and is Co-PI for the measurement component of GAUGE.
Joseph (Joe) Pitt is a PhD student at the Centre for Atmospheric Science, The University of Manchester. He is working on the research project "Airborne measurement of greenhouse gas fluxes", and will be contributing to the in situ measurement of greenhouse gases using instrumentation on board the FAAM Large Atmospheric Research Aircraft as part of the GAUGE project.
Dr. Dave Reay is a Reader in Carbon Management in the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh. His work focusses on climate change interactions with greenhouse gas fluxes across terrestrial and aquatic systems. He is also very active in communicating climate change science to the public and policy makers. He is involved with the soil and chamber trace gas flux measurements in the GREENHOUSE project.
Dr. Andy Rees is a senior scientist at Plymouth Marine Laboratory. He is involved with RAGNARoCC measurements of atmospheric and dissolved methane and nitrous oxide measurements in the North Atlantic.
Dr. Stuart Riddick is a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Atmospheric Science within the University of Cambridge. He is measuring CH4 and N2O emissions from the agriculture sector as part of the GAUGE project.
Dr. Matt Rigby is Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, studying emissions processes, transport and chemistry of greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances in the atmosphere. He is responsible for global and regional inverse modelling using GAUGE observations and the MOZART and NAME models.
Bita Sabbaghzadeh is a PhD student at Newcastle University, working in collaboration with Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML). As part of the RAGNAROCC project she is investigating the effect of surfactant variation on Atlantic Ocean CO2 exchange.
Dr. Ute Schuster is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. Ute is a marine biogeochemist specialising in the study of the variability of the marine carbon cycle, including air-sea CO2 fluxes, interior ocean storage, and transport. In Ragnarocc, Ute is involved in the carbon observations and science, leading the surface measurements of CO2 air-sea fluxes in the North Atlantic Ocean (WP2), and participating in the synthesis using neural network and regression techniques (WP3).
Dr. Jamie Shutler leads work at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) on the use of satellite Earth observation to study the atmosphere-ocean exchange of climatically important gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O). His work within RAGNARoCC includes studying the how calcifying plankton can alter the amount of atmospheric CO2 absorbed by the North Atlantic. He will also be developing methods to enable us to monitor (on a month by month basis) how much CO2 is being absorbed by the North Atlantic.
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Dr. Luke Smallman is a post doctoral research associate working at the University of Edinburgh. He is a land surface / ecosystem modeller with particular interests in investigating the drivers of ecosystem-atmosphere exchanges of carbon dioxide. As part of GREENHOUSE he is responsible for the development of the CTESSEL model to include human management.
Dr. Paul Smith is a postdoctoral research assistant at the Centre for Atmospheric Science in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. As part of GAUGE he is working on the development and deployment of chemical radiosondes, using electrochemical micro-gas sensors and miniaturised optical cavity instruments for atmospheric profile measurements of CO, CO2, O3 and NOx.
Dr. Ann Stavert works at the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at Bristol University and is interested in better quantifying and understanding spatial and temporal trends in greenhouse gas fluxes by improving observational techniques and networks and forward and inverse modelling. As part of GAUGE she is responsible for setting up and maintaining two new tall tower sites monitoring CO2, CH4, N2O and SF6. She also works in the modelling team to integrate these new data streams with the established tall tower network and measurements from other platforms.
Tobia Tudino is PhD student at the University of Exeter, working with Andrew Watson. His main aim is the study of the different methods used to determine the anthropogenic carbon in the ocean with particular attention on the transient tracers measurements. He will be involved in the Ragnarocc cruises to measure transient tracers in the ocean.
Dr. Eithne Tynan is a postdoctoral research scientist in Marine Biogeochemistry at the University of Southampton. Her focus is on understanding how physical and biogeochemical processes control the ocean carbon system, and on distinguishing between natural and anthropogenic trends in ocean acidification, with a particular emphasis in polar oceans.
Dr. Margaret Yelland is a Senior Scientist at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. She specialises in the measurement and parameterisation of the air-sea turbulent fluxes of momentum, sensible and latent heat and CO2, along with forcing parameters such as sea state, wavebreaking and whitecap fraction. She is a PI on the WAGES (Waves Aerosols and Gas Exchange Study) - a follow-on project from other UK-SOLAS research. In RAGNARoCC she will contribute to a study in to the uncertainty of the gas transfer velocity, k.