School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
Ken Carslaw is a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Leeds. He did his PhD at the University of East Anglia using thermodynamic models to demonstrate the existence of liquid polar stratospheric cloud particles. His group at Leeds developed the Global Model of Aerosol Processes (GLOMAP) that is now implemented in the Met Office climate model. Ken's research aims to improve our understanding of atmospheric aerosol particles and the effects they have on climate. His publications cover much of this field, including natural aerosols, Arctic aerosols, aerosol formation, dust and biogeochemistry, ice-nucleating particles, radiative forcing, palaeo-aerosols, air quality, uncertainty quantification and geoengineering. His research increasingly focuses on reducing model uncertainty by applying novel statistical techniques and extensive observations. In 2001, Ken was a cofounding editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and remains an Executive Editor.