Dr. Stephen Arnold

Role: Director

Email: s.arnold@leeds.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 113 343 7245

Website: http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/s.arnold


My research focuses on the processing and transport of trace gases and aerosols in the atmosphere, and their interactions with the Earth’s biosphere & climate system. This research is key to improving our understanding of changes in present-day and future climate & air quality. I am interested in better understanding the intimate coupling between atmospheric chemistry, climate and the biosphere. I use numerical models in conjunction with observations from aircraft, satellites and surface sites to investigate these fundamental processes.


Bachelors Of Science (Natural Science, Cambridge)
Master Of Science (Natural Sciences, Cambridge
Doctor Of Philosophy (Atmospheric Science, Leeds)


Member of European Geosciences Union
Member of American Geophysical Union
Member of NERC peer review college
Member of Arctic Council AMAP (Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Panel) working group on short-lived climate forcers
Joint coordinator of international POLARCAT Model Intercomparison Project (POLMIP)
Lead investigator for Arctic impacts assessment in HTAP (Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution) 2016

Research Interests

Tropospheric photochemistry
Short-lived climate pollutants in the Arctic
Organic species in the remote atmosphere
Ozone-vegetation interactions
Chemistry-climate interactions



Programming Languages


Scripting Languages

IDL, MatLab

Programming Techniques