Dr Andrew Smedley

Research Associate

Full contact details
View graph of relations

Research interests


• Radiative impacts and remote sensing of the cryosphere

• Radiative properties and remote sensing of clouds 

• Scattering, cloud morphologies, spatial and temporal variability

• Atmospheric retrievals, solar radiative transfer measurements and modelling


I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate researching radiative transfer and scattering in the atmosphere and cryosphere. Some recent research projects include:

Lost Meteorites of Antarctica [2018–date]
Responsible for geophysical modelling, spatial and data analysis for project expeditions. Projects aims to find a predicted layer of meteorites hidden under the surface of ice sheets due to solar heating. 

DEFRA UV and Ozone Baseline Measurements [2003–2018]
Responsible for the continued operation, instrument calibration and data analysis for Manchester and Reading surface radiation and ozone monitoring sites. These two sites underpin the UK's monitoring commitment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, by monitoring stratopsheric ozone and spectral ultraviolet radiation, together with ancillary radiation measurements.

EPSRC Analytic Scattering project; Industrial RT investigations [2015–2017]
I was involved in a number of industrial projects investigating the implication of small-scale scattering by clouds and fog for visibility in the transport sector. Additionally I have been involved with a colloborative project that attempts to better describe scattering by crystal morphologies.

EMRP SolarUV EURAMET funded project [2012–2014]
In 2012 I was awarded a Researcher Excellence Grant to apply DOAS (Differential Optical Absorption Spectroradiometry) retrieval techniques to an in-house array spectrometer system in a monitoring scenario.


Research and projects

No current projects are available for public display