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Atmospheric Dispersion and Air Quality scientists

  • Dr 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.

  • Dr Frances Beckett

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

  • Dr Vivien Bright

    Vivien is a scientist working in air quality and composition utilising the Met Office’s regional air quality modelling system for the UK and European domains.

  • Dr 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.

  • Benjamin Evans

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

  • Dr. Ayoe Buus Hansen

    Scientist improving the use of dispersion models for emergency response relating to industrial accidents.

  • Dr Catherine Hardacre

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

  • Dr John Hemmings

    John is a software engineer working on developments to the Met Office Unified Model for regional air quality forecasting.

  • Lois Huggett

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

  • Dr Andrew Jones

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

  • Dr Susan Leadbetter

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

  • 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.

  • Dr 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).

  • Dr Helen Webster

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

  • Dr Claire Witham

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

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