University of Leeds (UoL) – Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) ICAS has a research programme that covers mesoscale atmospheric dynamics, climate change, cloud microphysics, aerosol physics and chemistry, and global atmospheric chemistry. The Director of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is based within ICAS and there are a significant number of NCAS staff in ICAS, including the Director of NCAS Weather and Head of the Atmospheric Measurement Facility (AMF). ICAS is also one of the Met Office partners and is directly involved in the development of the Unified Model (UM). The institute has developed the global aerosol model (GLOMAP) which has been converted to the aerosol component of the Hadley Centre Climate Model (UKCA).
The University of Leeds and ICAS has a strong track record in climate change research and has featured prominently within recent IPCC reports. Within ICAS there is a strong experience in using a unique range of atmospheric models including the UM and WRF and ICAS is a major user of national and local supercomputing facilities.