Atmospheric Physics Research Group (UoC)
The Atmospheric Physics Research Group is part of the Department of Physics & Astronomy and is a member of the Gateway Antarctica and Centre for Atmospheric Research at the University of Canterbury.
The main focus of the Atmospheric Physics Research Group is to examine how the climate has changed in response to man-made changes associated with ozone depletion and greenhouse gases. This is done by gathering new fundamental knowledge on processes in the atmosphere. To achieve this goal requires a combination of observations, usually from satellites or radars based at our field sites at Birdlings Flat and Scott Base, and climate modelling. For example, we run the SOCOL Chemistry Climate Model on the University of Canterbury Super Computer.