Imperial College London

Dr Helen Brindley

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Earth Observation
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7673h.brindley

 
 
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Location

 

720aHuxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Research Interests:

  • Direct impacts of aerosol on the Earth's radiation budget
  • The role of Saharan dust in the global climate system
  • Diagnosing climate impacts and feedbacks due to greenhouse gases and aerosol using spectrally resolved ground-based, in situ and satellite observations
  • Atmospheric impacts on the potential for solar energy generation from the desert 

Current Projects:

  • PI (Collaborative Research Grant) - Quantifying the radiative impact of dust aerosol over the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea and its implications for local, regional and global climate
  • PI (NERC Consortium) - Fennec: The Saharan Heat Low
  • PI (NERC joint grant): Do-4-Models: Improving the representation of dust uplift in regional climate models
  • Co-I (NERC Standard Grant): CLARREO: A new opportunity for climate monitoring from space 

Education/Qualifications:

  • PhD in Atmospheric Physics from the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group, Imperial College London
  • BSc in Physics and Meteorology from the University of Reading

Publications

Journals

Bellisario C, Brindley HE, Tett SFB, et al., 2019, Can downwelling far-infrared radiances over Antarctica be estimated from mid-infrared information?, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:19, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:7927-7937

Banks JR, Huenerbein A, Heinold B, et al., 2019, The sensitivity of the colour of dust in MSG-SEVIRI Desert Dust infrared composite imagery to surface and atmospheric conditions, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:19, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:6893-6911

Banks JR, Schepanski K, Heinold B, et al., 2018, The influence of dust optical properties on the colour of simulated MSG-SEVIRI Desert Dust infrared imagery, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:18, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:9681-9703

Gristey JJ, Chiu JC, Gurney RJ, et al., 2018, Insights into the diurnal cycle of global Earth outgoing radiation using a numerical weather prediction model, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:18, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:5129-5145

Mackie A, Palmer PI, Brindley H, 2017, Characterizing energy budget variability at a Sahelian site: a test of NWP model behaviour, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:17, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:15095-15119

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