Dr Jeremy J. Harrison

photoNCEO Spectroscopy leader & Capability leader in atmospheric radiative transfer

BSc (Hons) Chemistry (1st class), PhD Chemistry (Cant.)

Tel: 0116 223 1943

Email: jh592@leicester.ac.uk

Office: Room 113, Michael Atiyah Building



The University of Leicester leads the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) research centre providing the UK with core expertise in Earth Observation science.  The national capability portfolio of the NCEO includes laboratory spectroscopy of atmospherically relevant species and atmospheric radiative transfer, for which Dr Jeremy Harrison has been the NCEO's capability leader since 1 October 2014.

Dr Harrison is an expert in laboratory molecular spectroscopy, and has substantial experience in taking spectroscopic measurements for atmospheric remote-sensing purposes.  He has a particular interest in the remote sensing of volatile organic compounds and halogenated species using satellite instruments such as ACE-FTS, MIPAS, and IASI.


Research interests

  • Quantitative spectroscopic laboratory measurements for atmospheric remote sensing of trace gases
  • Atmospheric radiative transfer modelling
  • Monitoring trace gases in the atmosphere using satellite instruments
  • Comparisons of satellite-derived atmospheric trace-gas distributions with models
  • Atmospheric chemistry


Selected Publications

J.J. Harrison, M.P. Chipperfield, C.D. Boone, et al., “Satellite observations of stratospheric hydrogen fluoride and comparisons with SLIMCAT calculations”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2016, 16, 1050110519, doi: doi:10.5194/acp-16-10501-2016.

J.J. Harrison, C.D. Boone, P.F. Bernath, “New and improved infra-red absorption cross sections and ACE-FTS retrievals of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Rad. Trans., in press, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.04.025.

J.J. Harrison, “New and improved infrared absorption cross sections for dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC-12)”, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 2015, 8, 3197–3207, doi:10.5194/amt-8-3197-2015.

J.J. Harrison, M.P. Chipperfield, A. Dudhia, et al., “Satellite observations of stratospheric carbonyl fluoride”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2014, 14, 11915–11933, doi:10.5194/acp-14-11915-2014.

L.S. Rothman, I.E. Gordon, ...., J.J. Harrison, et al., “The HITRAN 2012 molecular spectroscopic database”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Rad. Trans., 2013, 130, 4–50, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.07.002.

J.J. Harrison and P.F. Bernath, “ACE-FTS observations of acetonitrile in the lower stratosphere”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2013, 13, 7405-7413, doi:10.5194/acp-13-7405-2013.

J.J. Harrison, C.D. Boone, et al., “First remote-sensing observations of trifluoromethane (HFC-23) in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere”, J. Geophys. Res., 2012, 117, D05308, doi:10.1029/2011JD016423.

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