MSci in Environmental Sciences (University of East Anglia)
Master’s project: diurnal cycles of ozone and nocturnal ozone events
PhD title: New threats to the ozone layer: Exploring ozone-depleting substances in the upper troposphere and stratosphere
The destruction of the ozone layer has been a problem for many decades now. It is however not only an ongoing problem, but of renewed concern for a number of reasons. The concentrations of previously undetected ozone-depleting substances and ozone-depleting substances that are not controlled by international treaties are increasing. Of particular interest here are the rapidly developing economies of many countries in South and East Asia. Another major concern is changes to transport patterns within the stratosphere, which are hard to track. The recently discovered isotopic ‘fingerprints’ of ODSs in the stratosphere could provide new insights to such transport changes. The project involves using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to investigate ozone depleting substances and their isotopes from air samples from a variety of sources. To improve understanding of ozone depleting substances and their past and future impact on the ozone layer.