We are a group of research staff and students in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh led by Paul Palmer who study Earth's and other planetary atmospheres using data, models and theory.

We are or have been funded by the UK Natural Environmental Research Council, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, the UK Space Agency, the European Space Agency, Ford Motor Company, the British Council, the Royal Society, Lockheed Martin UK, and Microsoft Research

Our current research addresses the overarching science questions:

  • What physical, chemical, and biological processes drive observed changes in Earth's atmospheric chemical composition?
  • How can we better design and deploy sensor technology to improve our understanding of atmospheric composition?
  • How can we describe human behaviour in climate models?
  • How does atmospheric composition affect the habitability of exoplanets? 

Our group is part of the Centre for Exoplanet Science at the University of Edinburgh.


Contact Details:

School of GeoSciences
Crew Building
The University of Edinburgh
Alexander Crum Brown Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3FF, UK

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