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Dr Trevor Ingham

UFAM Instrument Scientist

Current Research

I am the aircraft FAGE UFAM instrument scientist, and I am responsible for the development and operation of the aircraft FAGE instrument. I have been involved in numerous field projects involving measurements of OH and HO2, including COBRA, SOS (Seasonal Oxidant Study, ground-based measurements, Cape Verde), AMMA (African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis, aircraft-based measurements, Africa), and RONOCO (ROle of Night-time chemistry in controlling the Oxidising Capacity of the atmOsphere, aricraft-based measurements, UK, summer 2010 and winter 2011).

I am responsible for the development and running of two other instruments which based on the aircraft FAGE instrument: a LIF (laser-induced fluorescence) instrument for measurements of IO, and a LIP (laser-induced phosphorescence) instrument for measurements of glyoxal. The IO instrument was successfully deployed during the SHIVA project (Stratospheric ozone: Halogen Impacts in a Varying Atmosphere, scientific cruise, South China Sea, November 2011), and the glyoxal instrument will be deployed during the ORC3 project (Oceanic Reactive Carbon, ground-based measurements, Cape Verde, summer 2014).

I am also responsible for the development and operation of a HCHO LIF instrument which will be tested during a short measurement project in Leeds, and which will be deployed during the ORC3 project.

Previous Research

I obtained my PhD in 1995 from the Univeristy of Hull. My research involved kinetic and mechanistic studies of alkene combustion. Following my PhD I continued as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hull for one year, investigating thermally induced gas-phase decomposition reactions by detection of nitrated organic compounds.

I was a postdoctoral fellow for three years at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (Mainz, Germany), where I studied the gas-phase kinetics and photochemistry of reactions relevant to stratospheric ozone hole chemistry, using laser photolysis techniques coupled with UV-Vis absorption, laser-induced fluorescence and atomic resonance spectroscopy. I continued the study of these reactions for a further two years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, using Discharge-Flow Mass Spectrometry and OH Resonance Fluorescence.

Selected Publications

Ingham, T.; Goddard, A.; Whalley, L.K.; Furneaux, K.L.; Edwards, P.M.; Seal, C.P.; Self, D.E.; Johnson, G.P.; Read, K.A.; Lee, J.D.; Heard, D.E. A flow-tube based laser-induced fluorescence instrument to measure OH reactivity in the troposphere, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2, 465-477, 2009

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