Atmospheric Dispersion and Air Quality scientists

  • Matthew Hort

    Matt leads the Atmospheric Dispersion and Air Quality Team, which investigates the transport, dispersion and chemistry of substances released into the atmosphere.

  • Paul Agnew

    Paul manages the Air Quality and Composition team which is responsible for developing the AQUM model and delivering the operational air quality forecast.

  • Frances Beckett

    Frances models the transport of volcanic ash using the Met Office's Numerical Atmospheric-dispersion Modelling Environment (NAME).

  • Laura Burgin

    Laura researches the effects of weather and climate on the spread of biological material and other pollutants in the atmosphere.

  • Helen Champion

    Helen manages meteorological data archives for dispersion work, and contributes to emergency response preparedness.

  • Benjamin Devenish

    Benjamin undertakes research on turbulence and dispersion (particularly in the atmospheric boundary layer), buoyant plumes, and the dispersion of volcanic ash and cloud formation.

  • Ian Edmond

    Ian is a versatile software developer experienced in all aspects of the software construction process.

  • Catherine Hardacre

    Catherine works on air quality modelling with the Met Office's Unified Model (UM) and the Numerical Atmospheric-dispersion Modelling Environment (NAME)

  • Lois Huggett

    Lois helps to maintain and improve the Met Office's Numerical Atmospheric-dispersion Modelling Environment (NAME).

  • Andrew Jones

    Andrew conducts research in atmospheric dispersion, including development of the Met Office's Numerical Atmospheric-dispersion Modelling Environment (NAME).

  • Susan Leadbetter

    Susan works on the application of dispersion modelling to emergency response situations.

  • Elena Meneguz

    Elena works on improving the representation of atmospheric phenomena in the Met Office's Numerical Atmospheric dispersion Modelling Environment (NAME) and conducts research on long-range transport of pollutants.

  • Sarah Millington

    Sarah leads the Radiological and Biological team in the Atmospheric Dispersion and Air Quality group.

  • Lucy Neal

    Lucy develops and uses the AQUM model for forecasting regional air quality.

  • Noel Nelson

    Noel is seconded to the Pirbright Institute at Pirbright, Surrey, where he is responsible for researching the links between the atmospheric transmission of certain animal diseases such as foot and mouth and the weather.

  • Carlos Ordonez

    Carlos works on regional air quality modelling with the Met Office Unified Model.

  • Alison Redington

    Alison models the atmospheric dispersion of material using the Met Office's Lagrangian dispersion model, NAME (Numerical Atmospheric-dispersion Modelling Environment).

  • Nicholas Savage

    Nick uses the Met Office Unified Model to forecast regional air quality.

  • Vibha Selvaratnam

    Vibha works on the development and validation of the Met Office's Numerical Atmospheric-dispersion Modelling Environment (NAME).

  • Helen Webster

    Helen works on the development, validation and use of the Met Office's Numerical Atmospheric-dispersion Modelling Environment (NAME).

  • Claire Witham

    Claire leads the Volcanic and Chemical team and conducts research into improving the use of dispersion models for emergency response.

Last updated: 2 September 2015