Professor Dan Marsh

Professor Dan Marsh


I joined the Priestley International Centre for Climate as the Chair in Comparative Planetary Atmospheres in January 2018. I hold the position jointly in the School of Physics and Astronomy and the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds.

I moved to Leeds from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, where I was a senior scientist and head of the Global Chemistry Modeling Group. At NCAR, I worked primarily with large computer models and led the development of the NCAR Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM), a chemistry climate model that extends from the surface into the thermosphere/ionosphere. WACCM has been used extensively to look at climate change and is one of the models used for IPCC Coupled Model Intercomparison Project.


Research interests

My research interests are in planetary atmospheres, whole atmosphere modeling, climate change, upper atmosphere composition and space weather. I conduct basic research on the chemistry and dynamics of the stratosphere and mesosphere, their response to climate change and their influence on tropospheric climate.

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Research groups and institutes

  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric and Planetary Chemistry

Current postgraduate researchers

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