Our research addresses fundamental questions as to how the Earth System operates and the environmental challenges we all face, particularly focusing on key processes acting in the Atmosphere, Ocean, solid Earth and at Earth’s surface. Our research questions are addressed using a range of approaches including field-based measurements, cutting-edge laboratory and molecular analyses, novel experiments with numerical models, application of fundamental theory, and analyses of historical, geological and climatological data.
Our research is organized around four major themes:
- Atmosphere - Atmospheric Sciences at Manchester has an international reputation for studies of clouds and aerosols, atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric chemistry and pollution, radiative transfer and meteorology.
- Ocean - Ocean Sciences at Liverpool is world renowned for its work on climate change, ocean physics, biogeochemistry, numerical simulations and in state of the art observational techniques.
- Geosciences - At both Liverpool and Manchester, we aim to understand Earth from the core to surface applying geology, geophysics, and geochemistry in regions that span the globe.
- Earth Surface Environmental Processes – Research in this theme examines the dynamics of physical, chemical and biological processes at the Earth’s surface from the molecular to global scale. The theme consists of three interdisciplinary groups focused on biological processes and evolution; molecular environmental science; and physical geography.