Anna Tippett is a PhD Student in the Space and Atmospheric Physics (SPAT) Group in the Department of Physics. She is affiliated with the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change. Her project, supervised by Dr. Edward Gryspeerdt, investigates the effects of aerosols on precipitation.
Time-dependent aerosol impacts on cloud development (cloud adjustments) remain a large uncertainty in future climate projections, specifically as the most uncertain component of aerosol radiative forcing. Precipitation is a key process in understanding these cloud adjustments, and measuring precipitation process rates will enable better constraints to be placed on global climate models.
Previously, Anna obtained her Masters in Physics from the University of Oxford. Her MPhys project, supervised by Professor Marina Filip, utilised Density Functional Theory to design novel materials for use in optoelectronic applications.