Atmospheric PhysicsWelcome to the Environmental Physics Group Home Web page. With a longer path length, there is an increased alternative for the incoming radiation to be absorbed or reflected back into house by atmospheric constituents. Remote sensing functions embrace monitoring deforestation in areas such as the Amazon Basin , the consequences of local weather change on glaciers and Arctic and Antarctic regions, and depth sounding of coastal and ocean depths.

Another strategy to ELF submarine communication was to take advantage of electrojets — currents of charged particles that movement via the ionosphere and could act as a virtual antennas, transmitting messages to submarines. Atmospheric tides play an vital function in interacting with each the lower and upper atmosphere.

The experimental studies are used to improve the characterisation of sub-scale processes in numeric models of the ambiance and of the coupled climate system. Understanding tropospheric ozone chemistry has been on the centre of the sector of atmospheric chemistry for the final 30 years.

Improved middle atmosphere local weather and forecasts within the ECMWF model via a non-orographic gravity wave drag parametrization. We are collaborating with different universities within NERC’s NCAS Climate grouping for which state-of-the-art basic circulation models are being developed for studies of local weather and climatic variability.

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics investigates the physics and chemistry of the global atmosphere from the Earth’s floor up to the upper boundary of the center ambiance at about 120 km top. Ii) Atmospheric tides propagate in an atmosphere where density varies considerably with top.