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Ryan Pound

Biography

I’m a PhD student working at the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories (WACL) on how to better simulate the interactions between the ocean and atmosphere in atmospheric chemistry transport models. Although I am now working on a chemistry PhD my time as an undergraduate was spent in theoretical physics. My masters project was titled ‘Simulating Low Energy Electron Microscopy’. After a summer internship at WACL I realised that my maths and programming skills from physics worked well when applied to atmospheric chemistry and that led to me starting my PhD here.

Qualifications

MPhys in Theoretical Physics, University of York 2013-2017

Research interests

Scientific programming for theoretical physics and atmospheric chemistry.

Teaching interests

During undergraduate I worked with the Department of Physic’s outreach to develop and run programming related activity days/afterschool clubs to primary school children. This initially involved using LEGO mindstorms EV3 and later the sphero robots.

Project title

Developing a next generation representation of the ocean for atmospheric chemistry transport models

Supervisors

Funding

Leeds York NERC SPHERES Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Project outline

The project aims to work on methods to better simulate the interactions between the ocean and atmosphere in atmospheric chemistry transport models (GEOS-Chem).

Initially the focus will be on Ozone dry deposition to the ocean. Currently chemistry transport models do not perform this calculation well and we aim to implement more advanced equations which better describe the ocean surface into the dry deposition calculations. This will hopefully see the simulation results better reflect the real world data.

Ryan Pound

Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory

General enquiries: wacl@york.ac.uk

Postal address: Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Innovation Way, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD