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Dr. Ayoe Buus Hansen

Atmospheric Dispersion and Air Quality Scientist

Scientist in the Volcanic and Chemical team in the ADAQ group and conducts research into improving the use of dispersion models for emergency response relating to industrial accidents.

Current activities

Ayoe is working in collaboration with the Meteorological Service Singapore to study the impact of regional biomass burning on air quality and haze in Singapore. Her research interests are development of and research in to Atmospheric/Chemical Transport Models, specifically, numerical methods for modelling atmospheric transport. Climate, impact of air pollution on human health, and economic valuation of air pollution.

Career background

Ayoe did her B.Sc. in meteorology and M.Sc. in geophysics at the University of Copenhagen before doing her Ph.D. on Challenges in Air Pollution modelling - focusing on Advection, Model Evaluation, and Impact on Human Health under the Centre for Energy, Environment, and Human Health (CEEH) in collaboration with Aarhus University.

After finishing her Ph.D. in 2012 she moved to Michigan where she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Michigan, College of Engineering, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences on redesigning the snow aerosol physics contained in the NCAR land and sea-ice models to accommodate (in a physically consistent manner) for aerosol deposition fluxes from the new NCAR CAM5 modal aerosol model (MAM).

In 2013, Ayoe moved to New Zealand to work at the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere research (NIWA) as an Atmospheric Scientist analysing of state-of-the-art chemistry-climate model century-scale simulations, to study the roles of different Southern Hemisphere climate drivers, with focus on long-lived greenhouse gases and ozone depletion and recovery.

Ayoe joined the Met Office in May, 2015 and has now moved back to working on air quality/atmospheric dispersion models. Here she has been conducting research into improving the use of dispersion models for emergency response relating to industrial accidents, use of meteorological ensembles in dispersion modelling for emergency respose application, and most recently, this work has focused on attribution of biomass burning in South East Asia and related haze in Singapore.

My publications - Hansen, A. B.

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