People Involved with EODG

Charlie Birch M.Res. Student at AOPP.

Elisa Carboni PostDoc at AOPP.
Her main research interest is satellite remote sensing of volcanic emissions into the atmosphere: SO2 and ash. Her research is focused on algorithms for the detection and retrieval of SO2 and ash from thermal infrared spectrometer (such as IASI on Metop). Elisa is also involved in aerosol and ash retrieval from satellite imagers (AATSR, SEVIRI, MODIS,...).

Matt Christensen PostDoc at AOPP and RAL Space.
Matt specialises in the development of the broadband radiative flux code for ORAC and exploitation of satellite data products for studying aerosols, clouds and their interaction and effect on the global climate system.

Anu Dudhia University Research Lecturer.
Primarily interested in infrared remote sounding of atmospheric temperature and composition using Fourier transfer instruments. Responsible for the RFM line-by-line radiative transfer model, and the MORSE retrieval code.

Don Grainger Reader in AOPP.
His main interest is in using satellite instruments to determine aerosol/cloud properties and trace gas concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere. This includes studies into natural and anthropogenic changes in atmospheric aerosols and clouds through process such as volcanic emission, aircraft and ship pollution, and surface erosion.

Rob Hargreaves PostDoc at AOPP.
He is interested in remote sensing of atmospheric species using data from the IASI satellite instrument, and has a background in Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. He is currently working toward using IASI spectral data with the MORSE retrieval code, which is being adapted for nadir viewing.

Cat Hayer PostDoc at AOPP.
Her main research interest is the remote sensing of volcanic emissions of SO2 and ash into the atmosphere, using the IASI satellite instruments. She is currently working on the analysis of near-real time observations (within 3 hours of the measurement being made by the instrument) and the development of a website visualising that data. She is also an Isaac Physics Widening Participation Fellow, helping students and teachers to improve A-Level students problem solving skills.

Greg McGarragh PostDoc at AOPP.
Greg's interests are primarily in radiative transfer theory and retrieval methods applied to the remote sensing of clouds, aerosols and volcanic ash from satellite platforms. He is a developer of the ORAC satellite retrieval system and currently works on the Cloud and Aerosol CCI projects and participates in the VANAHEIM consortium. In addition, Greg is the primary developer and maintainer of LMie, a linearized Mie implementation, and the XRTM radiative transfer model.

Adam Povey PostDoc at AOPP.
Adam is interested in retrieval theory and its application to the remote sensing of aerosol and cloud with satellite-borne sensors, such as (A)ATSR, and ground-based instruments, such as lidar. He participates in the aerosol and cloud aspects of the ESA CCI project as a developer of the ORAC algorithm.

Simon Proud PostDoc at AOPP.
Simon's research focuses on estimating cloud and aerosol properties from satellite instruments. He is involved with the ESA Cloud and Aerosol CCI projects and is a developer of the ORAC retrieval algorithm. Aside from the CCI projects, his main interest is in exploring how satellite data can benefit aviation users, particular with respect to improving safety through a better understanding of global weather conditions.

Ben Reed D.Phil. student at AOPP.
Ben's research concerns measurements of aerosol optical properties, with a particular interest in volcanic ash. Principally he's been developing a refractometer technique for measuring the refractive index of sub-micron particles.

Syarif Romadhon D.Phil. student at AOPP.

Isabelle Taylor D.Phil. Student at AOPP.
Isabelle is a D.Phil student working between Earth Sciences and AOPP. Her main interest is in how satellite remote sensing of volcanic SO2 and ash can be used to interpret volcanic behaviour. She is primarily working with IASI data.

Lucy Ventress PostDoc at AOPP.
Lucy's main interests are in satellite remote sensing of trace atmospheric species and volcanic emissions (specifically volcanic ash). Her focus is on developing detection methods and retrieval algorithms for use with hyperspectral infrared instruments such as IASI.

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