Professor Dan Marsh
- Position: Priestley Chair in Comparative Planetary Atmospheres
- Areas of expertise: planetary atmospheres; climate change; space weather; numerical modeling; atmospheric chemistry; stratosphere/mesosphere
- Email: D.Marsh@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 10.29 Priestley Building
Professor Dan Marsh joined the Priestley International Centre for Climate as the Chair in Comparative Planetary Atmospheres in January 2018. He holds the position jointly in the School of Physics and Astronomy and the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds.
Dan divides his time between Leeds and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, where he is a senior scientist and head of the Global Chemistry Modeling Group. At NCAR, he works 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.
Dan's research interests are in planetary atmospheres, whole atmosphere modeling, climate change, upper atmosphere composition and space weather. He conducts basic research on the chemistry and dynamics of the stratosphere and mesosphere, their response to climate change and their influence on tropospheric climate.
Research groups and institutes
- Atmospheric and Planetary Chemistry
- Formation and impacts of carbonyl sulfide in the atmosphere (Priestley Doctoral Scholarships)
- Simulating the atmospheres of rocky exoplanets