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Dr Paul Young

Lecturer

Paul Young

Lancaster University

LEC Building

LA1 4YQ

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 510522

PhD supervision

I'm always keen to hear from talented science students interested in climate science, Earth system modelling and atmospheric composition. If you're interested in working with me, please get in touch via email to discuss opportunities.

Profile

I am a climate scientist, using computer models and observations to understand the composition and climate of the atmosphere, and how it all relates to the Earth system. I am also the Associate Director of The Pentland Centre and an affiliate of Lancaster's Data Science Institite. You can follow me on twitter or send an email.

Research

I work mostly with large environmental datasets from models and observations, studying tropospheric and stratospheric composition and change, air quality, and biosphere-atmosphere links. You can find information about my published research on my google scholar page.

At Lancaster, I am the Associate Director (from Nov 2016) of The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, as well as an affiliate of the Data Science Institute.

Outside Lancaster, I am a member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI), which is an international climate modelling project that is seeking to understand changes in the composition of the troposphere and the stratosphere, from the latter half of the 20th century and projecting into the future. I hosted the 2014 CCMI Workshop at Lancaster.

I am a coordinating lead author on the upcoming IGAC Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report. I was a co-author for the 2014 WMO Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion, and I was also a contributing author to two chapters of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. You can read a blog post about the IPCC here, and I also talked about the IPCC and climate science in general as part of the LEC MOOC on Food Security.

Teaching

I teach a 3rd year/Masters-level course on Global Change and the Earth System (LEC378 and LEC477). This covers topics in the IPCC reports, as well as global Earth system models and the links between climate and stratospheric ozone, and climate and air quality. It also includes a field trip to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and practical sessions at Lancaster's Hazelrigg Met Station.

I also teach a first year maths course (LEC181) for students coming into our degree programmes without a maths A-level.

Other roles

I am currently the LEC Careers and Alumni tutor, acting as a bridge between our students and the careers advice provided centrally, and seeking to engage our alumni in our current activities. Past and current students can stay up to date with careers and employability information by liking the BeyondLEC Facebook page (current students also receive a weekly BeyondLEC e-Bulletin).  

 

 

Qualifications

PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

MSci in Chemistry with Environmental Science, University of Bristol, UK

Career Details

2012-present: Lecturer in the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK

2008-2012: Post-doc then Research Scientist I, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO, USA (for Susan Solomon then Karen Rosenlof)

2007-2008: Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK (John Pyle's group; worked on the QUEST project)

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