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Dr Adam R. Vaughan

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Phone: 01904 321222


Supervisor: Professor Lucy Carpenter

Research Interests

High anthropogenic emissions are a growing concern to public health. Scientific studies now clearly link high exposure to oxides of nitrogen (NOx) with health problems such as lung and cardiovascular. To date, direct validation of city-wide emissions inventories for air pollutants has been difficult or impossible. I am interested in studying NOx emissions from aircraft and tower sites, in order to calculate eddy-covariance fluxes which can be used to validate emission estimates. I have been involved in multiple aircraft field measurement campaigns around the globe, in both urban and remote environments.

Selected Publications

  • Spatially resolved flux measurements of NOx from London suggest significantly higher emissions than predicted by inventories. A.R. Vaughan et al., Faraday Discussions, 189, 455-472, 2016, DOI:10.1039/C5FD00170F
  • VOC emission rates over London and South East England obtained by airborne eddy covariance. A.R. Vaughan et al., Faraday Discussions, 200, 599-620, DOI:10.1039/C7FD00002B
  • Measurement of NOx Fluxes from a Tall Tower in Central London, UK and Comparison with Emissions Inventories. J.D. Lee et al., Environmental science & technology, 49 (2), 1025-1034, DOI:10.1021/es5049072
  • A pervasive role for biomass burning in tropical high ozone/low water structures. D.C. Anderson et al., Nature Communications, 7, 10267, DOI:10.1038/ncomms10267
  • Airborne determination of the temporo-spatial distribution of benzene, toluene, nitrogen oxides and ozone in the boundary layer across Greater London, UK. M.D. Shaw et al., Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (9), 5083-5097, DOI:10.5194/acp-15-5083-2015


 Dr Adam Vaughan

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