Observations and Modelling of Aerosols in the Southern Hemisphere
Natural aerosols produce the largest uncertainty in our understanding of anthropogenic aerosol forcing in climate models. The southern hemisphere, and particularly the southern ocean and Antarctic regions provide a ‘Natural Laboratory’. This project will evaluate the background aerosol concentrations for the Southern Hemisphere ground-based and satellite platforms and both long-term, campaign and ship-based observations. Working with both observations and fully coupled chemistry climate models this project will provide an excellent project for a candidate with strong chemistry, programming, engineering, physics, field campaign or similar experience with strong climate change interests.