Carlos Ordonez

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

Current activities

Carlos works on air quality and composition. At present he is responsible for developing code to improve the handling of emissions in the UKCA module of the Met Office Unified Model. This will enable the use of NetCDF emission fields and the improved representation of emissions by source sectors.

Carlos has also completed the development of a RAQ chemistry scheme as well as the implementation of PM diagnostics in the Unified Model. He has contributed to other areas such as the BUFR encoding of surface observations from the UK AURN and the use of such observations for model verification.

Career background

Carlos did a five-year degree in Physics with Atmospheric Physics at Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain. After some years working for the private industry he did a PhD at the Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland. There he contributed to a number of EU projects and got involved in various topics, including tropospheric ozone variability and trends, field observations of air quality, statistical data analysis and evaluation of satellite observations of atmospheric composition. He got a PhD in Natural Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in March 2006.

From May 2006 to Jan 2008 Carlos was postdoctoral researcher at CNRS - Laboratoire d'Aerologie, Toulouse, France. During that time he used MOZAIC regular aircraft observations and ozonesondes for the evaluation of global models within the Integrated European project, GEMS. He contributed to general model evaluation as well as to the evaluation of models under strong photochemical episodes and boreal biomass burning events.

In 2008 Carlos joined the Atmospheric Dispersion Group at the Met Office, where he worked on regional air quality modelling over the UK. From July 2010 to March 2012 he worked on atmospheric modelling of VSL halogenated substances at CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council. Then he joined NCAR for a four-month research stay to implement chemistry of VSL substances, including both bromine and iodine, in the CESM. Carlos returned to the Met Office in September 2012.

Last updated: 15 April 2014

About Carlos Ordonez

Carlos Ordonez

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

Areas of expertise

  • Air quality modelling
  • Atmospheric modelling of VSL halogenated substances, including bromine and iodine
  • Tropospheric ozone trends and variability
  • Use of observations for model verification

My Publications - Ordonez, C