Adrian McDonald

Director of Gateway AntarcticaAdrian McDonald

Beatrice Tinsley 320
Internal Phone: 92064

Qualifications

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding processes relevant to the climate system, making fundamental atmospheric measurements (using a mixture of satellite remote sensing and surface observations), and the evaluation of environmental models. I am also an experienced field researcher and my team has participated in 20 Antarctic deployments and 5 Southern Ocean voyages. I also have a passion for science communication leading the award winning ‘Climate Change Series’ of public lectures, teaching how climate research can be used as an exemplar of how scientific issues are communicated and being a talented lecturer (3 nominations for the UCSA Lecturer of the Year).

Recent Publications

  • Aves AR., Revell LE., Gaw S., Ruffell H., Schuddeboom A., Wotherspoon NE., Larue M. and Mcdonald AJ. (2022) First evidence of microplastics in Antarctic snow. Cryosphere 16(6): 2127-2145. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-2127-2022.
  • Farooq U., Rack W., McDonald A. and Howell S. (2022) Representation of sea ice regimes in the Western Ross Sea, Antarctica, based on satellite imagery and AMPS wind data. Climate Dynamics http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00382-022-06319-9.
  • Guyot A., Protat A., Alexander SP., Klekociuk AR., Kuma P. and McDonald A. (2022) Detection of supercooled liquid water containing clouds with ceilometers: development and evaluation of deterministic and data-driven retrievals. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 15(12): 3663-3681. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-3663-2022.
  • Södergren AH. and McDonald AJ. (2022) Quantifying the Role of Atmospheric and Surface Albedo on Polar Amplification Using Satellite Observations and CMIP6 Model Output. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 127(12) http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2021JD035058.
  • Dale ER., Kremser S., Tradowsky JS., Bodeker GE., Bird LJ., Olivares G., Coulson G., Somervell E., Pattinson W. and Barte J. (2021) The winter 2019 air pollution (PM2.5) measurement campaign in Christchurch, New Zealand. Earth System Science Data 13(5): 2053-2075. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2053-2021.