Biography

I am an atmospheric scientist and my main interests are in tropospheric ozone chemistry and in halogenated gases that are stratospheric ozone depleting and greenhouse gases.  I came to UEA as a student in 1983 and loved it so much that I never left.  Initially I studied for a BSc in Environmental Sciences before obtaining a PhD in Atmospheric Science.  I was then employed as a researcher for 15 years on various projects and, for a couple of years, supported by the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAS).  In 2005 I began a RCUK Academic Fellowship, becoming a Reader in 2010 and subseqently a Professor in 2014.  I teach atmospheric chemistry and am currently the Deputy Head of the School of Environmental Sciences.

By training, I am a theoretical modeller, but my research activities focus on the interpretation of field data.  This has included data from our Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory on the North Norfolk coast and other sites in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Malaysia. I have been involved in many campaigns using the Met. Office C-130 aircraft and the Facility for Atmospheric Airborne Research (FAAM) BAE-146 aircraft, including major international collaborative experiments flying over the Atlantic (ICARTT) and West Africa (AMMA). I have also investigated long term trends of trace gases derived from analysing samples from an archive of air collected in Tasmania, Australia, and from air trapped in firn (unconsolidated snow).

My research on tropospheric ozone has focused on the processes that control its temporal and spatial trends, in particular the roles of long range transport and biogenic emissions, along with the chemistry of peroxy radicals, peroxides and alkyl nitrates.  My work on halogenated gases has largely involved modelling the atmospheric budgets of these gases using measurements of their atmospheric concentrations as constraints.  I have been a co-author of the UNEP/WMO Scientific Assessments of Ozone Depletion that are used by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol to amend their controls on ozone depleting substances.

I am on the NCAS Executive Committee and am a core member of the NERC Peer Review College.


PhD Studentships Available

Air Quality in the UK: The Impact of Boundary Layer Meteorology 

 

PhD Positions

Click here for other current PhD opportunities in the School of Environmental Sciences.  However, feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.


              

Career History

  • 1983 - 1986: BSc in Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.
  • 1986 - 1989: PhD in Atmospheric Science, University of East Anglia, with 1987/8 at the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
  • 1989 - 2002: Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia.
  • 2003 - 2004: National Centre for Atmospheric Science supported Researcher, University of East Anglia.
  • 2005 - 2010: Research Councils UK Academic Fellow, University of East Anglia.
  • 2010 - 2014: Reader, University of East Anglia.
  • 2014 - present: Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of East Anglia.

All Publications

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Bew, S., Hiatt-Gipson, G. D., Mills, G. P., Reeves, C.

(2016)

Efficient syntheses of climate relevant isoprene nitrates and (1R,5S)-(−)-myrtenol nitrate

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Mills, G. P., Hiatt-Gipson, G. D., Bew, S. P., Reeves, C. E.

(2016)

Measurement of isoprene nitrates by GCMS

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Laube, J. C., Mohd Hanif, N., Martinerie, P., Gallacher, E., Fraser, P. J., Langenfelds, R., Brenninkmeijer, C. A. M., Schwander, J., Witrant, E., Wang, J., Ou-Yang, C., Gooch, L. J., Reeves, C. E., Sturges, W. T., Oram, D. E.

(2016)

Tropospheric observations of CFC-114 and CFC-114a with a focus on long-term trends and emissions

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Kulkarni, P. S., Bortoli, D., Silva, A., Reeves, C. E.

(2015)

Enhancements in nocturnal surface ozone at urban sites in the UK

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Stone, D., Evans, M., Walker, H., Ingham, T., Vaughan, S., Ouyang, B., Kennedy, O., McLeod, M., Jones, R., Hopkins, J., Punjabi, S., Lidster, R., Hamilton, J., Lee, J., Lewis, A., Carpenter, L., Forster, G., Oram, D., Reeves, C., Bauguitte, S., Morgan, W., Coe, H., Aruffo, E., Dari-Salisburgo, C., Giammaria, F., Di Carlo, P., Heard, D.

(2014)

Radical chemistry at night: Comparisons between observed and modelled HOx, NO3 and N2O5 during the RONOCO project

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Laube, J. C., Newland, M. J., Hogan, C., Brenninkmeijer, C. A. M., Fraser, P. J., Martinerie, P., Oram, D. E., Reeves, C. E., Röckmann, T., Schwander, J., Witrant, E., Sturges, W. T.

(2014)

Newly detected ozone-depleting substances in the atmosphere

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Aruffo, E., Di Carlo, P., Dari-Salisburgo, C., Biancofiore, F., Giammaria, F., Busilacchio, M., Lee, J., Moller, S., Hopkins, J., Punjabi, S., Bauguitte, S., O'Sullivan, D., Percival, C., Le Breton, M., Muller, J., Jones, R., Forster, G., Reeves, C., Heard, D., Walker, H., Ingham, T., Vaughan, S., Stone, D.

(2014)

Aircraft observations of the lower troposphere above a megacity: Alkyl nitrate and ozone chemistry

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Marais, E. A., Jacob, D. J., Guenther, A., Chance, K., Kurosu, T. P., Murphy, J. G., Reeves, C. E., Pye, H. O. T.

(2014)

Improved model of isoprene emissions in Africa using Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) satellite observations of formaldehyde: Implications for oxidants and particulate matter

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Di Carlo, P., Aruffo, E., Busilacchio, M., Giammaria, F., Dari-Salisburgo, C., Bianconi, F., Visconti, G., Lee, J., Moller, S., Reeves, C., Bauguitte, S., Forster, G., Jones, R., Ouyang, B.

(2013)

Aircraft based four-channel thermal dissociation laser induced fluorescence instrument for simultaneous measurements of No2, total peroxy nitrate, total alkyl nitrate, and HNO

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Newland, M. J., Reeves, C. E., Oram, D. E., Laube, J. C., Sturges, W. T., Hogan, C., Begley, P., Fraser, P. J.

(2013)

Southern hemispheric halon trends and global halon emissions, 1978–2011

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Ziska, F., Quack, B., Abrahamsson, K., Archer, S. D., Atlas, E., Bell, T., Butler, J. H., Carpenter, L. J., Jones, C. E., Harris, N. R. P., Hepach, H., Heumann, K. G., Hughes, C., Kuss, J., Krüger, K., Liss, P., Moore, R. M., Orlikowska, A., Raimund, S., Reeves, C. E., Reifenhäuser, W., Robinson, A. D., Schall, C., Tanhua, T., Tegtmeier, S., Turner, S., Wang, L., Wallace, D., Williams, J., Yamamoto, H., Yvon-lewis, S., Yokouchi, Y.

(2013)

Global sea-to-air flux climatology for bromoform, dibromomethane and methyl iodide

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Sturges, W., Oram, D., Laube, J., Reeves, C., Newland, M., Hogan, C., Martinerie, P., Witrant, E., Brenninkmeijer, C., Schuck, T., Fraser, P.

(2012)

Emissions halted of the potent greenhouse gas SF

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Borbon, A., Ruiz, M., Bechara, J., Aumont, B., Chong, M., Huntrieser, H., Mari, C., Reeves, C., Scialom, G., Hamburger, T., Stark, H., Afif, C., Jambert, C., Mills, G., Schlager, H., Perros, P.

(2012)

Transport and chemistry of formaldehyde by mesoscale convective systems in West Africa during AMMA 2006

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Laube, J., Hogan, C., Newland, M., Mani, F., Fraser, P., Brenninkmeijer, C., Martinerie, P., Oram, D., Röckmann, T., Schwander, J., Witrant, E., Mills, G., Reeves, C., Sturges, W.

(2012)

Distributions, long term trends and emissions of four perfluorocarbons in remote parts of the atmosphere and firn air

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Marais, E., Jacob, D., Kurosu, T., Chance, K., Murphy, J., Reeves, C., Mills, G., Casadio, S., Millet, D., Barkley, M., Paulot, F., Mao, J.

(2012)

Isoprene emissions in Africa inferred from OMI observations of formaldehyde columns

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Oram, D., Mani, F., Laube, J., Newland, M., Reeves, C., Sturges, W., Penkett, S., Brenninkmeijer, C., Röckmann, T., Fraser, P.

(2012)

Long-term tropospheric trend of octafluorocyclobutane (c-C

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Worton, D., Sturges, W., Reeves, C., Newland, M., Penkett, S., Atlas, E., Stroud, V., Johnson, K., Schmidbauer, N., Solberg, S., Schwander, J., Barnola, J.

(2012)

Evidence from firn air for recent decreases in non-methane hydrocarbons and a 20th century increase in nitrogen oxides in the northern hemisphere

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Oram, D., Mani, F., Laube, J., Newland, M., Reeves, C., Sturges, W., Penkett, S., Brenninkmeijer, C., Röckmann, T., Fraser, P.

(2011)

Long-term tropospheric trend of octafluorocyclobutane (c-C4F8 or PFC-318)

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Polcher, J., Parker, D., Gaye, A., Diedhiou, A., Eymard, L., Fierli, F., Genesio, L., Höller, H., Janicot, S., Lafore, J., Karambiri, H., Lebel, T., Redelsperger, J., Reeves, C., Ruti, P., Sandholt, I., Thorncroft, C.

(2011)

AMMA's contribution to the evolution of prediction and decision-making systems for West Africa

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Polson, D., Fowler, D., Nemitz, E., Skiba, U., McDonald, A., Famulari, D., Di Marco, C., Simmons, I., Weston, K., Purvis, R., Coe, H., Manning, A., Webster, H., Harrison, M., O'Sullivan, D., Reeves, C., Oram, D.

(2011)

Estimation of spatial apportionment of greenhouse gas emissions for the UK using boundary layer measurements and inverse modelling technique

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Key Research Interests

My key research interests are in tropospheric ozone chemistry and in halogenated gases that are stratospheric ozone depleting and greenhouse gases.

My research on tropospheric ozone has focused on the processes that control its temporal and spatial trends, in particular the roles of long range transport and biogenic emissions, along with the chemistry of peroxy radicals, peroxides and alkyl nitrates.  My work on halogenated gases has largely involved modelling the atmospheric budgets of these gases using measurements of their atmospheric concentrations as constraints.

By training, I am a theoretical modeller, but my research activities focus on the interpretation of field data.  This has included data from our Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory on the North Norfolk coast and other sites in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Malaysia. I have been involved in many campaigns using the Met. Office C-130 aircraft and the Facility for Atmospheric Airborne Research (FAAM) BAE-146 aircraft, including major international collaborative experiments flying over the Atlantic (ICARTT) and West Africa (AMMA). I have also investigated long term trends of trace gases derived from analysing samples from an archive of air collected in Tasmania, Australia, and from air trapped in firn (unconsolidated snow).


Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

Teaching Interests

ENV-4001A Global Environmental Challenges (Lecture on air quality)

ENV-5015A Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Change (Teach tropospheric ozone chemistry)

ENV-6020B Modern Methods in Air Pollution Science (Teach data interpretation and modelling techniques)

Teaching interests are:

1) Air quality

2) Tropospheric ozone chemistry

3) Using models to address atmospheric chemistry questions.

Professional Activities

  • National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) Executive Commitee 2013 to present
  • NERC Peer Review College 2012 to present
  • NERC Peer Review College Core Member starting 1 January 2014

Key Responsibilities

  • Deputy Head of the School of Environmental Sciences
  • Director of Finance for the School of Environmental Sciences