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Matthew Ashfold

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Teaching Summary

I am Course Manager and Admissions Tutor for our BSc Environmental Science.

I currently convene, and teach all or much of, the following modules: Dissertation in Environmental Science, Global Environmental Change: Part 1 and Part 2, and Environmental Modelling. I also teach parts of Global Environmental Processes.

Research Summary

I am interested in various aspects of atmospheric and climate science, often with a focus on tropical Asia. My research mainly involves a combination of computer models and observational datasets.

A recent focus has been on the rapid long-range transport of atmospheric pollution from East Asia towards the tropics (paper). This mechanism appears to have important implications for regional air quality (paper) and for the stratospheric ozone layer (paper).

I am also closely involved with Mindset - UNMC's Interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Studies. One aspect of this research has concentrated on public attitudes to atmospheric haze in Malaysia (paper).

Past research considered emissions of biogenic trace gases from the oceans in Southeast Asia (paper) and their subsequent transport towards the stratosphere (paper) where they can influence ozone layer chemistry.

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