Andy Smedley

Atmospheric Scientist in Manchester, United Kingdom

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I am an atmospheric scientist at the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, University of Manchester, whose research focuses on radiative transfer in a changing climate.

My research interests:

– radiative properties and remote sensing of clouds

– scattering, cloud morphologies, spatial and temporal variability

– radiative impacts on the solar energy resource and cryosphere

– atmospheric retrievals, solar radiative transfer measurements and modelling

Some background:

I undertook my undergraduate MSc degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in physics, at Cambridge University before moving to Manchester to complete my Ph.D. research into the spectral scattering of cloud types.

Since then I have been involved in a wide range of projects that relate to or rely on solar measurements and modelling of radiative transfer in the atmosphere.

A list of my publications can be found at the link above.

Outside of work I enjoy adventure sports, sailing, hiking and nature.

  • Work
    • University of Manchester
  • Education
    • University of Cambridge