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I joined UEA in 1993, having previously worked for Environment Canada, the University of Colorado, the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the University of Essex. I received my PhD from the Environmental Sciences Department of Lancaster University in 1984, where I also graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Sciences.
I am presently Director of the new “EnvEast” Doctoral Training Partnership, and I am Director of the Climate Science BSc and MSci degrees. I teach atmospheric and environmental chemistry.
I have been much involved in long-running European projects to reconstruct historic atmospheric chemical composition from polar firn and ice (FIRETRACC, CRYOSTAT, NEEM). I am most recently of all involved in several projects in S.E. Asia investigating anthropogenic and natural sources of ozone-depleting and greenhouse warming gases in this region.
I have been a Chapter Lead author and/or Review Editor for all of the United Nations World Meteorological Organisation’s “Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion” reports since 1998, including the current 2014 Assessment that is currently under preparation.
I am a founder member and Executive Editor of the Open-Access international journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP), which has the highest Citation Index of any journal in the field of atmospheric science.
Key Research Interests and Expertise
My principal interests are in the occurrence, origins and chemical transformations of trace gases in the atmosphere; notably those that are important to stratospheric ozone depletion, global warming, and are components of regional and long-range air pollution. I am involved in projects making atmospheric measurements across the globe from the Polar Regions to the tropics, and from the surface to the stratosphere. I am interested in historic trends in trace gases as deduced from air trapped in deep polar snow and ice cores. Other projects are investigating the origins of trace gases from the biosphere, including marine and terrestrial sources.
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- Course Director, BSc/MSci Climate Science
- Director of the NERC EnvEast Doctoral Training Partnership
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1/04/16 → 31/03/22
Nisbet, E., Chen, Z., Etchells, A., Forster, G., Hewitt, M., Manning, A., Newland, M., Pickers, P., Reeves, C., Sturges, B., Suntharalingam, P., Wilson, P., Boesch, H., Lewis, A., Jones, A., Chipperfield, M., Watson, A., Palmer, P., Allen, G., Rigby, M. & Pyle, J.
1/05/16 → 30/04/20
Atmospheric Observations and Interpretation of trace gases, for inventory verification: LOT 2 – Management of and Data Collection at Station(s) in the UK to the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
18/09/15 → 17/09/18
1/10/14 → 31/03/18
Stratospheric carbon isotope fractionation and tropospheric histories of CFC-11, CFC-12, and CFC-113 isotopologuesThomas, M., Laube, J. C., Kaiser, J., Allin, S., Martinerie, P., Mulvaney, R., Ridley, A., Röckmann, T., Sturges, W. T. & Witrant, E., 5 May 2021, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 21, 9, p. 6857-6873 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Enhanced chlorinated very short-lived substances in South East Asia: Potential source regions and source typesHanif, N. M., Reeves, C. E., Oram, D. E., Ashfold, M. J., Panagi, M., Fleming, Z. L., Gooch, L. J., Laube, J. C., Samah, A. A., Abdullah, A. A. & Sturges, W. T., 29 Dec 2020, In : IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 616, 1, 012011.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference articleOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Adcock, K., Ashfold, M. J., Chou, C., Gooch, L., Hanif, N. M., Laube, J., Oram, D., Ou-Yang, C-F., Panagi, M., Sturges, B. & Reeves, C., 3 Mar 2020, In : Environmental Science & Technology. 54, 7, p. 3814-3822 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)1 Downloads (Pure)
Leedham Elvidge, E. C., Malin, G. & Sturges, W. T., 1 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Applied Phycology. 32, 2, p. 1377-1394 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review articleOpen AccessFile9 Citations (Scopus)12 Downloads (Pure)
Thomas, M., Vancoppenolle, M., France, J. L., Sturges, W. T., Bakker, D. C. E., Kaiser, J. & Glasow, R. V., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 125, 2, e2019JC015791.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)21 Downloads (Pure)