Imperial College London

DrApostolosVoulgarakis

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Senior Lecturer
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 1968a.voulgarakis Website

 
 
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725Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

TITLE:

Senior Lecturer in Global Climate & Environmental Change


RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Composition-climate interactions
  • Short-lived climate pollutants
  • Emissions-radiative forcing-response relationships
  • Wildfire interactions with composition & climate
  • Tropospheric oxidizing capacity
  • Earth observation and Earth system modelling

EDUCATION:

  • PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK (2008)
  • MSc in Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece (2004)
  • BA in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2002)

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:

  • NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies & Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research; Postdoctoral Research Scientist (2009-10) & Associate Research Scientist (2011-12)
  • University of Cambridge, Centre for Atmospheric Science; Research Associate (2008)

RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • PI in UKIERI/UGC project Local and Remote influences on Rainfall over India (LORRI) (2014-present).
  • Co-I in NERC Standard Grant project Quantifying and reducing uncertainties in the processes controlling tropospheric ozone and OH (2015-present).
  • Co-Pi in NCEO project Influencing international activity in assessments of climate-chemistry models (2015).
  • Co-I in NASA ACMAP project Utilizing A-Train Satellite Measurements in Conjunction with Global Models to Study the Radiative Impact of Clouds on Tropospheric Composition and Chemistry (2014-present).
  • Expert Adviser in DECC project Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change Research Programme, Phase Two (AVOID-2) (2014-present).
  • Co-I in EU Marie Curie IRES project Regional climate-air quality interactions (REQUA)(2013-present).
  • Co-I in NASA ACMAP project The fate and effects of forest fire emissions injected directly into the stratosphere (2013-present).
  • Co-I in NASA ACMAP project Evaluation of emissions and processes in the chemistry-climate system (2011-2014).
  • Co-I in NASA ACMAP project Using and improving an interactive climate-composition model: GISS-PUCCINI (2009-2012).

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH ROLES:

  • Scientific Steering Committee member and Analysis Lead for Regional Experiments and Mitigation for the Precipitation Drivers and Response Modelling Intercomparison Project (PDRMIP) (2014-present).
  • Analysis Co-Lead on cloud-composition interactions for the Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) (2013-present).
  • Analysis Co-Lead on OH and methane lifetime in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP), in support of IPCC AR5 (2011-2013).

        Publications

        Journals

        Shawki D, Field RD, Tippett MK, et al., Long-lead prediction of the 2015 fire and haze episode in Indonesia, Geophysical Research Letters, ISSN:0094-8276

        Myhre G, Forster PM, Samset BH, et al., 2017, PDRMIP A Precipitation Driver and Response Model Intercomparison Project-Protocol and Preliminary Results, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Vol:98, ISSN:0003-0007, Pages:1185-1198

        Rabin SS, Melton JR, Lasslop G, et al., 2017, The Fire Modeling Intercomparison Project (FireMIP), phase 1: experimental and analytical protocols with detailed model descriptions, Geoscientific Model Development, Vol:10, ISSN:1991-959X, Pages:1175-1197

        Wu Y, Han Y, Voulgarakis A, et al., 2017, An agricultural biomass burning episode in eastern China: Transport, optical properties, and impacts on regional air quality, Journal of Geophysical Research-atmospheres, Vol:122, ISSN:2169-897X, Pages:2304-2324

        Badia A, Jorba O, Voulgarakis A, et al., 2017, Description and evaluation of the Multiscale Online Nonhydrostatic AtmospheRe CHemistry model (NMMB-MONARCH) version 1.0: gas-phase chemistry at global scale, Geoscientific Model Development, Vol:10, ISSN:1991-959X, Pages:609-638

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