I am an atmospheric scientist researching the composition of Earth’s atmosphere. My research focuses on our understanding of greenhouse gas emissions. I use data from satellites and ground-based platforms that tell us about the composition of the atmosphere, to estimate the magnitude and location of emissions of important greenhouse gases. These include carbon dioxide and methane.
Through improving our understanding of the current changes in the atmosphere this should help to provide better informed decisions about the future.
In addition to investigating sources of greenhouse gas emissions, I am also interested in the development of the techniques we use to do this. In doing so I aim to improve the way we estimate emissions so that we maximise the useful information that can be extracted from the available data.
MOYA – Methane Observations and Yearly Assessments. As part of this NERC-funded project I am investigating methane emissions from tropical Africa using satellite data.
DARE-UK – Focusing on methods to estimate fossil-fuel CO2 emissions, so that we can begin to evaluate the emissions estimates reported in the UK’s national atmospheric emissions inventory.
Before joining the University of Edinburgh in 2017 I undertook my PhD at the University of Bristol (2012-2016). My thesis focused on the development and implementation of methods to estimate emissions of greenhouse gases on global and regional scales, particularly hydroflurocarbons (HFCs). Prior to this I completed my undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge.