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Dr Laura Wilcox is a research scientist from NCAS-Climate. She works in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading studying the effects of aerosols on the climate. Laura studied Physics at the University of Oxford, and then moved to the University of Reading to complete an M.Sc in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate. Laura then continued to complete a Ph.D at the University of Reading. 

Laura Wilcox

cindy bruyereDr Cindy Bruyère was the first recipient of an NCAS visiting scientist program award. The recently launched Visiting Scientist Program is designed to facilitate collaborations that will share knowledge, advance existing research, stimulate new research areas, allow collective response to scientific initiatives and raise the international profile of NCAS.

Cindy visited the University of Leeds to collaborate with Dr Alan Gadian as part of a joint research project between NCAS weather and the National Earth Systems Laboratory to examine weather processes over the past 3 decades and forward into the 21st century.

michelleOriginally featured in a Scientist Profile in 2012 - Dr Michelle Cain has recently been working on the MAMM project, using the FAAM aircraft to measure methane in the Arctic. Michelle and Stephan Baguitte (FAAM) can be heard talking about the project on the Planet Earth Podcast.

More information about the MAMM project including blogs from the scientists can be found on the project's blog - http://arcticmethane.wordpress.com/

PaulWilliamsDr Paul Williams is a Royal Society University Research Fellow based at the University of Reading. His research interests lie in the questions concerned with small-scale features in the atmosphere and ocean. Paul is motivated by making new discoveries about how the atmosphere and ocean work.

Paul studied at the University of Oxford for his undergraduate degree in Physics, and then stayed on to study for a DPhil (PhD) degree in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics. I asked Paul to answer a few questions about his work.

Imagine you are speaking to a child. How would you describe your work? 

I develop computer models of the atmosphere and ocean, and I use the models as virtual laboratories to answer scientific questions about weather and climate.

MatEvans2Professor Mat Evans is based at the University of York in the Department of Chemistry. He recently became Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling, moving from the University of Leeds to York in October 2011. Mat studied Natural Science at the University of Cambridge, is originally from Wales and studies the composition of the remote troposphere. He believes that you make your own luck, but that being loud, ginger and Welsh have helped him in his career....