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Dr Vivien Bright

Areas of expertise

  • Atmospheric chemistry and composition
  • Air quality
  • Numerical modelling
  • Boundary layer meteorology

Publications by Vivien Bright

Current activities

Vivien contributes to the development of the Air Quality configuration of the Unified Model (AQUM) and delivery of the Met Office operational air quality forecast.

A key component of her current work is to further develop AQUM to forecast air pollution levels across Europe.  

Career background

Vivien’s research has focused on understanding atmospheric composition and air quality within urban areas using both high resolution numerical models and measurement techniques. Her research has also involved evaluating air quality modelling techniques across urban conurbations.    

  •  Air quality scientist at the Met Office (2016 - present).
  •  Post Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge (2012 - 2015).
  •  PhD in Atmospheric Science at the University of Birmingham (2008 - 2012).
  •  Operational Meteorologist at the Met Office (2007 - 2008).
  •  MSc in Applied Meteorology at the University of Reading (2005 - 2006).

External recognition

  • Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society