Professor John Pyle awarded CBE
Professor John Pyle has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2017, for services to atmospheric chemistry and environmental science.
Professor Pyle is one of the world's leading atmospheric chemists. His research played a key role in providing scientific advice to the UK government and international bodies around policies related to atmospheric pollution and climate change. As a pioneer of atmospheric chemical modelling, he contributed to understanding the ozone hole, which led to the Montreal Protocol banning the use of chemicals that destroy ozone. NERC also honoured him for this work in the 2015 Impact Awards.
The air we share: Yorkshire
What is in the air we breathe? What causes air pollution? What does clean air mean to you?
NCAS was recently awarded a Natural Environment Research Council Public Engagement grant to conduct a project on the public perceptions of air quality called The air we share: Yorkshire.
The air we share: Yorkshire is a three city tour that aims to generate public awareness and discussion of what’s in the air we breathe, what causes air pollution and what it means to us.
The tour will be visiting Leeds, York and Bradford where scientists will deliver a series of daytime and evening events to raise awareness of, and encourage public dialogue about air pollution. This project will encourage the people of Yorkshire to think about the steps they can take to clean the air we share.
#36 in the top 100 most-discussed journal articles in 2016
The study, authored by Ryan Neely (NCAS, University of Leeds) and researchers from MIT, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the University of Leeds, reports that the average size of the ozone hole each September has shrunk by more than 1.7 million square miles since 2000 – about 18 times the area of the United Kingdom.
Climate graphics of 2016
Climate scientist, Ed Hawkins (NCAS, University of Reading) has collected some of his favourite climate visulations and animations this year - including graphics for temperature, sea ice, pressure observations and Hurricane Matthew. Ed's climate graphics of 2016 can be viewed on Storify and the Climate Lab Book.
One of the graphics shown here, maps temperature changes from 1850-2016, and includes the decadal averages of global temperatures.