Dr. Kirsty Pringle

Role: Aerosol Domain Scientist

Email: K.Pringle@leeds.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 113 34 36473

Website: http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/k.pringle

Biography

My research interests focus on the role that tiny particles of e.g. sea salt, sulfates or soot play in affecting the Earth’s climate. I use global computer models to simulate the transport of these tiny particles (aerosols) around the globe to examine how the natural aerosol distribution is affected by human activities. Aerosol particles are known to have a detrimental impact on human health, I am also interested in attempting to understand and better quantify the adverse health effects of particulate matter.

Qualifications

Bachelor Of Science (Hons) (Chemistry, University of Edinburgh)
Master Of Science (University of Manchester)
Doctor Of Philosophy (University of Leeds)

Research Interests

Aerosol Cloud Interactions, Quantifying the Uncertainty in Aerosol Predictions, Sea Spray Geo-engineering, Global Aerosol Modelling, Impact of Aerosol (Particulate Matter) on Human Health, Measurement of Particulate Matter, Citizen Science Approaches to Environmental Monitoring

Models

GLOMAP, UKCA

Programming Languages

Fortran

Scripting Languages

IDL, Python