Scott Archer-Nicholls

Bio

I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr Alex Archibald in the Centre for Atmospheric Science. My work revolves around understanding the chemical composition of the atmosphere and the feedbacks between chemistry, climate and human health. I focus on short-lived air pollutants, such as ozone and aerosols, which both degrade air quality and influence climate in a number of ways. Understanding how these short-lived pollutants impact the climate is essential to making better predictions of how the climate is going to change in the future. My primarily tools are complex computer models which simulate coupled physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere. For example, I use and improve the flagship model run by the UK Met Office.