Dr Jennifer Brooke

Jenn works on observational studies of radiation and aerosol processes using measurements from the FAAM BAe-146 research aircraft, so as to improve their representation in atmospheric models.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aerosol measurements and sampling processes.
  • Aerosol physical and optical properties.
  • Airborne remote sensing of land surface temperature.

Current Activities

Jenn is currently diagnosing model biases in land surface temperature with surface energy balance measurements using the JULES land surface model. This work uses ground-based observations obtained during the SALSTICE campaign (2013) and the INCOMPASS project (2016). The overarching aim of this work is to understand land surface temperature errors in the Met Office Unified Model (UM).

Jenn is also currently engaged in the analysis of airborne data from the ICE-D campaign. This work aims to improve the understanding of infrared radiative transfer in the presence of aerosols and uses Principal Component based radiative transfer of the hyperspectral measurements made by ARIES.

Career Background

Jenn joined the Atmospheric Radiation Research Group of Observation Based Research in November 2013 after studying her PhD entitled 'Airborne Observations of the Physical and Optical Properties of Atmospheric Aerosols' at the  School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. The PhD was co-sponsored by the Met Office through a CASE award. Her PhD contributed to an improved understanding of the physical and optical properties of biomass burning aerosol across the Amazon region. Jenn has participated in a number of airborne observational campaigns including Fennec, SAMBBA and COSMICS.

Prior to this, Jenn received a MChem degree in Chemistry with a Year in Industry from the  University of York, Department of Chemistry in 2009, with a year spent working at DSM in The Netherlands.

Last updated: 16 August 2016

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