Centre for Atmospheric and Climate Physics Research (CACP)
What we do
CACP undertakes research into atmospheric processes and dynamics that affect the composition of the atmosphere and its interactions with climate. With the use of observational and high resolution modelling approaches, we are pushing forward our understanding of aerosol-cloud microphysical properties, radiative properties of aerosols, boundary layer processes and air quality from local to global scales and its’ interactions with climate.
Our research is leading to new developments and applications of instrumentation for the detection of airborne particles, including through remote sensing techniques. We also examine the impact of air pollution and climate interactions on human health and food security and how extreme weather patterns may change in the future.
We focus on the following research programme areas
- Atmospheric Processes, Air Quality and Climate (APAC)
- Atmospheric Remote Sensing Laboratory (ARSL)
- Light Scattering and Radiative Processes (LSRP)
- Particle Instrumentation and Diagnostics (PID)
Information for prospective research students
We have a thriving community of post graduate research students, you can find out more about studentships here.
Our research is sponsored through competitive funding from NERC, EU, DSTL, NASA, NSF, Government department such as the Met Office and Home Office, and industry.
CACP's research programmes are supported by specialist laboratories, analytical and field sampling instrumentation, comprehensive computational resources and the Bayfordbury Atmospheric Observatory. Click here to find out more about our research facilities.
Rating of our research
In the last Research Exercise Framework (REF 2014), our research performed well with the majority of the research submitted rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Professor Ranjeet Sokhi
Centre DirectorView profile
Meet the team
- Dr Chris Stopford, head of Particle Instrumentation and Diagnostics (PID)
- Dr Evelyn Hesse, head of Light Scattering and Radiative Processes (LSRP)
- Professor Detlef Mueller, head of Atmospheric Remote Sensing Laboratory (ASRL)
- Professor Ranjeet S Sokhi, head of Atmospheric Processes, Air Quality and Climate (APAC)