Dr Rob Parker

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Research Profiles

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0801-0831

SCOPUS: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55675224272

Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/AAV-2334-2020/


My current position is as a Senior Research Scientist for the National Centre for Earth Observation, based at the University of Leicester. I have over 15 years’ experience in utilising satellite remote sensing FTS instrumentation to retrieve concentrations of atmospheric constituents and analysing them in order to further our understanding of the carbon cycle. I have expertise in utilising satellite data for evaluation of land surface and climate models and have previously held an ESA Living Planet Fellowship in this area. I now primarily work on the UK Earth System Modelling project as part of the UKESM Core Group, acting as the NCEO UKESM Science Manager. I also represent UKESM on the ESA Climate Change Initiative Climate Modelling User Group (CMUG).

My PhD in the EOS Group at the University of Leicester focused on identifying organic compounds generated during biomass burning from space-based instrumentation and understanding their sources, distribution and transport within the atmosphere.

Selected Publications (Total:50, H-index: 21, First Author: 7)

Parker, R. J. et al., Exploring Constraints on a Wetland Methane Emission Ensemble (WetCHARTs) using GOSAT Satellite Observations, Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2020-284, accepted, 2020.

Parker, R. J., et al. A Decade of GOSAT Proxy Satellite CH4 Observations, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2020-114, in review, 2020.

Saunois, M., et al. (including R. J. Parker), The Global Methane Budget 2000–2017, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1561–1623, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1561-2020, 2020.

Sellar, A. A., et al. (including R. Parker), UKESM1: Description and evaluation of the U.K. Earth System Model. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11, 4513– 4558. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019MS001739, 2019

Parker, R. J., et al., Evaluating year-to-year anomalies in tropical wetland methane emissions using satellite CH4 observations, Remote Sensing of Environment, 211: 261-275. 6, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.02.011, 2018

Parker, R. J., et al., Atmospheric CH4 and CO2 enhancements and biomass burning emission ratios derived from satellite observations of the 2015 Indonesian fire plumes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10111-10131, doi:10.5194/acp-16-10111-2016, 2016.

Parker, R. J., et al., Assessing 5 years of GOSAT Proxy XCH4 data and associated uncertainties, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4785-4801, doi:10.5194/amt-8-4785-2015, 2015.

Buchwitz, M., et al. (including R. Parker), The Greenhouse Gas Climate Change Initiative (GHG-CCI): comparison and quality assessment of near-surface-sensitive satellite-derived CO2 and CH4 global data sets, Remote Sensing of Environment, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.04.024, pp. 19, 2013.

Parker, R., et al., Methane observations from the Greenhouse Gases Observing SATellite: Comparison to ground-based TCCON data and model calculations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L15807, doi:10.1029/2011GL047871, 2011

Parker, R. J., et al., Acetylene C2H 2 retrievals from MIPAS data and regions of enhanced upper tropospheric concentrations in August 2003, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 10243–10257, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-10243-2011, 2011.

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