Dr Andrew Smedley

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Overview

I am an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on the interaction between solar radiation, clouds and the cryosphere. This encompasses both large scales, to better understand how spatial and temporal variability of clouds affects the amount of solar radiation reaching the surface, with particular implications for the cryosphere, and microscales, where radiative scattering feeds into applications such as satellite retrievals and remote sensing. I was a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Manchester until 2018 and am currently working on the Lost Meteorites of Antarctica project. I read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge (B.A. and M.Sc.) and subsequently obtained a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics from UMIST.

Qualifications

University of Cambridge, Robinson College [1994–1998]
BA and MSc Honours Degree in Natural Science (Physical): First / 2:1
Robinson College Scholar

UMIST, Manchester [1999–2003]
PhD investigating the spectral scattering properties of cloud types

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