Dr. Kirsty Pringle

Role: Aerosol Domain Scientist

Email: K.Pringle@leeds.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 113 34 36473

Website:  https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see/staff/1486/dr-kirsty-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 around the globe to examine how the natural aerosol distribution is affected by human activities. This airbourne particulate matter is known to have a detrimental impact on human health, part of my research aims to understand and better quantify the adverse health effects of particulate matter.

I am also the Research Software Engineer Theme Lead for the N8 Centre of Excellence in Computationally Intensive Research  (https://n8cir.org.uk/), which aims to build a network of RSEs working to improve scientific research across the N8 group of Universities.

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