is carried out in the area of atmospheric radiative transfer
(mainly solar) and remote sensing.
area of research is the development of radiative perturbation
theory as a computational tool in radiative transfer calculations
and modelling. Applications include aerosol variability (both
loading and optical properties), ozone depletion, photochemistry,
clouds (including microphysical and morphological variability)
and gaseous absorption spectra.
area of research is the ground based monitoring of atmospheric
aerosol optical properties for both climate and visual air quality
purposes. This involves the use of automated multispectral radiometers
and other monitoring equipment, and the development of advanced
inversion algorithms. We plan to cross-correlate the resulting
data with other environmental and meteorological data.
We plan to
merge these two research areas into a third area of satellite
remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols, and make an active contribution
to POLDER on ADEOS, and (later) NASA's EOS Program. (Dr Michael
Box is a Principal Investigator on this international project,
and Dr Gail Box is a Co-Investigator.)
projects are available in any of the above areas, and may be
tailored to fit the interests and experience of candidates.
In addition, research projects involving collaboration with
the School of Mathematics, the Centre for Remote Sensing and
Geographic Information Systems, or the Centre for Advanced Numerical
Computation in Engineering and Science can be arranged.