Selected Publications

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Bulgin, C.E., Palmer, P.I, Merchant, C.J., Siddans, R., Gonzi, S., Poulsen, C. Thomas, G., Sayer, A., Carboni, E. Grainger, G., Highwood, E.J, Ryder, C.L: Quantifying the response of the ORAC aerosol optical depth retrieval for MSG SEVIRI to aerosols model assumptions. J. Geophys. Res., 116, D05208, doi:10.1029/2010JD014483.

Harris, B.M. and E.J. Highwood: A simple relationship between volcanic sulfate aerosol optical depth and surface temperature change simulated in an atmosphere-ocean general circulation model , J. Geophys. Res., 116, D05109, doi:10.1029/2010JD014581


McMeeking, G., T. Hamburger, D. Liu, M. Flynn, W. Morgan, M. Northway, E.J.Highwood, R. Krejci, J. Allan, A. Minikin and H. Coe (2010) Black carbon measurements in the boundary layer over western and northern Europe , Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 9393-9414

Morgan, W.T., J.D. Allan et al including E.J. Highwood(2010) Enhancement of the aerosol direct radiative effect by semi-volatile aerosol components: airborne measurements in North-Western Europe , Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8251-8171, doi:10.5194/acp-10-8151-2010

Dall' Osto, M., Harrison, R.M., Highwood, E.J., O'Dowd, C., Ceburnis, D., Querol, X., and Achterberg, E.(2010): Variation of mixing state of Saharan dust particles with atmospheric transport , Atmos. Env., doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.20101.05.030

Balkanski, Y., Myhre, G., Gauss, M., Radel, G. Highwood, E.J. and Shine, K.P (2010): Direct radiative effect of aerosols emitted by transport from road, shipping and aviation. ACP, 10, pp 4477-4489


Ackerley, D., Highwood, E.J., Harrison, M.A.J., McConnell, C.L., Joshi, M.M., Walters, D.N., Milton, S.F., Greed, G., Brooks, M.E.(2009)a The development of a new dust uplift scheme in the Met Office Unified Model , Meteorological Apps., 16: 445-460

Ackerley, D., Highwood, E.J., Frame, D., Booth, B. (2009)b Changes in the global sulphate burden due to perturbations in global CO2 concentrations , J. Climate, 22, 5421-5432.

Ackerley D., E. J. Highwood, D. J. Frame (2009), Quantifying the effects of perturbing the physics of an interactive sulfur scheme using an ensemble of GCMs on the platform, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D01203, doi:10.1029/2008JD010532.


Greed, G., J. M. Haywood, S. Milton, A. Keil, S. Christopher, P. Gupta, and E. J. Highwood (2008), Aerosol optical depths over North Africa: 2. Modeling and model validation , J. Geophys. Res., 113, D00C05, doi:10.1029/2007JD009457

Gauci, V., S. Blake, D. S. Stevenson, and E. J. Highwood (2008), Halving of the Northern wetland CH4 source by a large Icelandic volcanic eruption , J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2007JG00049.

McConnell, C. L., E. J. Highwood, H. Coe, P Formenti, B. Anderson, S. Osborne, S. Nava, K. Desboeufs, G. Chen, and M. A. J. Harrison (2008), Seasonal variations of the physical and optical characteristics of Saharan dust: Results from the Dust Outflow and Deposition to the Ocean (DODO) experiment , J. Geophys. Res., 113, D14S05, doi:10.1029/2007JD009606.


Highwood, E.J., J.M, Haywood, and 15 others (2007) Aerosol Direct Radiative Impact Experiment (ADRIEX) Overview Q.J.R.Met.S., 133, 3-15 Suppl 1 Jul 2007

Cook, J., E.J. Highwood, H. Coe, P. Formenti, J. Haywood and J. Crosier (2007) A comparison of aerosol optical and chemical properties over the Adriatic and Black Seas during summer 2004: Two case-studies from ADRIEX Q.J.R.Met.S. 133, 33-45 Suppl.1 Jul 2007

Mather, T.A., R.G. Harrison and 6 others (2007) Observations of the plume generated by the December 2005 oil depot explosions and prolonged fire at Buncefield (Hertfordshire, UK) and associated atmospheric changes Proc. Roy. Soc. A, 463, 1153-1177.


Highwood, E.J. and R.P. Kinnersley (2006): When smoke gets in our eyes: The multiple impacts of atmospheric black carbon on climate, air quality and health , 32, 560-566

Latha, K.M. and E.J. Highwood (2006) Studies on particulate matter (PM10) and its precursors over urban environment of Reading, UK J.Q.S.R.T.,101,367-379 Tindall, J.C., J.T. Thuburn and E.J. Highwood (2006a) Equatorial waves in the lower stratosphere. 1: A novel detection method Q.J.R.M.S., 132, 177-194

Tindall, J.C., J.T. Thuburn and E.J. Highwood(2006b) Equatorial waves in the lower stratosphere. 2: Annual and Interannual Variability . Q.J.R.M.S.,132, 195-212


Abel, S.J, E.J.Highwood, J.M. Haywood and M.A., Stringer (2005) The direct radiative effect of biomass burning aersools over Southern Afric Atmos. Chem. Phys., 5, 1999-2018


Miles, G.M., R.G. Grainger and E.J. Highwood (2004) The significance of volcanic eruption strength and frequency for climate Q.J.R.M.S., 130, 2361-2376

Cook, J. and E.J. Highwood (2004) Climate response to tropospheric aerosols in an Intermediate General Circulation Model Q.J.R.M.S., 130, 175-191 .pdf version


Shine KP, Cook J, Highwood EJ, Joshi MM 2003: Alternative to radiative forcing for estimating the relative importance of climate change mechanisms Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 2047, 10.1029/2003GL018141 .pdf version

Abel, S.J., J.M. Haywood, E.J. Highwood, J. li and P. Buseck (2003) Evolution of aerosol properties from biomass burning measured during SAFARI2000 Geophys. Res. Letts., 30, doi:10.1029/2003GL017342. .pdf version

Grainger, R.G., and E.J. Highwood (2003): Changes in stratospheric composition, chemistry, radiation and climate caused by volcanic eruptions. In "Volcanic degassing: Special publication of the Royal Geological Society, 213, Eds C. Oppenheimer, D. Pyle and J. Barclay. London.

Haywood, J.M, P. Francis, S. Osborne, M. Glew, N. Loeb, E.J. Highwood, D. Tanre, G. Myhre and P. Formenti. (2003) Radiative properties and direct effect of Saharan dust measured by the C-130 aircraft during SHADE. 1. Solar spectrum. J. Geophys. Res.,108,8577, doi:10.1029/2002JD002687. .pdf version

Highwood, E.J., J.M. Haywood, M.D. Silverstone, S.M. Newman and J.P. Taylor (2003) Radiative properties and direct effect of Saharan dust measured by the C-130 aircraft during SHADE. 2. Terrestrial spectrum. J. Geophys. Res., 108, 8578, doi:10.1029/2002JD002552. .pdf version

Tanre, D, J. Haywood, J. Pelom, J.F. Leon, B. Chatenet, P. Formenti, P. Francis, P. Goloub, E.J. Highwood and G. Myhre (2003) Measurement and modelling of Saharan dust radiative impact: overview of the SaHAran Dust Experiment (SHADE). J. Geophys. Res., 108, doi:10.1029/JD2002003273. .pdf version

Stevenson, D., C. Johnson, E.J. Highwood, V. Gauci, W. Collins and R. Derwent (2003) Atmospheric impact of the 1783-1784 Laki eruption: Part 1 Chemistry modelling. Atm. Chem. Phys., 3, 487-507. .pdf version

Highwood, E.J. and D. Stevenson (2003) Atmospheric impact of the 1783-1784 Laki eruption: Part 2 Climate effect of sulphate aerosol. Atm. Chem. Phys.,3, 1177-1189. .pdf version


Shine, K.P. and E.J. Highwood (2002) Problems in quantifying natural and anthropogenic perturbations to the Earth's energy balance. In "Meteorology at the Millennium", International Geophysics Series Volume 83, Edited by R.P. Pearce.


Highwood, E.J. (2000) Effect of cloud inhomogeneity on direct radiative forcing due to aerosols. Journal of Geophysical Research., 105, 17842-17852.

Highwood, E.J., B.J. Hoskins, and P. Berrisford, (2000) Properties of the Arctic tropopause . Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 126, 1515-1532.

Highwood. E.J., and K.P. Shine,(2000) Radiative forcing and global warming potentials of 11 halogenated compounds . Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer., 66, 169-183.


Highwood, E.J., K.P. Shine, M.D. Hurley, and T.J. Wallington, (1999) Estimation of direct radiative forcing due to non-methane hydro-carbons, Atmospheric Environment 33, 759-767.


Jackson, D.R., S.J. Driscoll, E.J. Highwood, J.E. Harries, and J.M. Russell III, (1998) Troposphere to stratosphere transport at low latitudes as studied using HALOE observations of water vapour 1992-1997. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 124., 169-192.

Highwood, E.J. and B.J. Hoskins, (1998) The tropical tropopause. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society , 124, 1579-1604. Awarded the 2002 L.F. Richardson Prize of the Royal Meteorological Society

Myhre, G., E.J. Highwood, K.P. Shine, and F. Stordal. (1998) New estimates of radiative forcing due to well mixed greenhouse gases. Geophysical. Research Letters., 24, 2715-2718.

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