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Dr Jeremy Harrison

NCEO spectroscopy leader & capability leader in atmospheric radiative transfer

School/Department: Physics & Astronomy, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 223 1943

Email: jh592@leicester.ac.uk

Profile

I am the Spectroscopy leader & Capability leader in atmospheric radiative transfer for the NERC National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO).  Based at Space Park Leicester, I am the lead scientist for the new SPENSER (SPectroscopy for ENvironmental SEnsing Research) facility, which is equipped with a Bruker IFS 125HR Fourier transform spectrometer and coolable sample cells to perform spectroscopic measurements for remote sensing of the atmosphere.
 

Research

I am an expert in laboratory molecular spectroscopy, with substantial experience in taking spectroscopic measurements for atmospheric remote-sensing purposes.  I am particularly interested in the remote sensing of volatile organic compounds and halogenated species using satellite instruments such as ACE-FTS, MIPAS, and IASI.
The majority of funding for my research comes from NERC.

Publications

(0) A full publication list can be found at https://publons.com/researcher/L-1073-2016/

Dodangodage, R., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2021). The first remote-sensing measurements of HFC-32 in the Earth's atmosphere by the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment Fourier Transform Spectrometer (ACE-FTS). Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 272, 107804. doi:10.1016/J.JQSRT.2021.107804

Harrison, J.J., et al. (2021). Fifteen Years of HFC-134a Satellite Observations: Comparisons with SLIMCAT Calculations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, e2020JD033208. doi:10.1029/2020JD033208

Langsdale, M.F., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2021). Spectral emissivity measurement uncertainties across 2.5–14 µm derived from a round-robin study made across international laboratories. Remote Sensing, 13, 102. doi:10.3390/rs13010102

Graham, A.M., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2020). Impact of the June 2018 Saddleworth Moor wildfires on air quality in northern England. Environmental Research Communications, 2, 031001. doi:10.1088/2515-7620/ab7b92

Kochanov, R.V., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2019). Infrared absorption cross-sections in HITRAN2016 and beyond: Expansion for climate, environment, and atmospheric applications. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 230, 172-221. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.04.001

Hossaini, R., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2019). Recent Trends in Stratospheric Chlorine from Very Short-Lived Substances. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124, 2318-2335. doi:10.1029/2018JD029400

Harrison, J.J., et al. (2019). Phosgene in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere: A Marker for Product Gas Injection Due to Chlorine-Containing Very Short Lived Substances. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 1032-1039. doi:10.1029/2018GL079784

Harrison, J.J. (2018). New and improved infrared absorption cross sections for trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11). Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11, 5827-5836. doi:10.5194/amt-11-5827-2018

Gordon, I.E., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2017). The HITRAN2016 molecular spectroscopic database. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 203, 3-69. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2017.06.038

Chipperfield, M. P., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2016). Model sensitivity studies of the decrease in atmospheric carbon tetrachloride. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 15741-15754. doi:10.5194/acp-16-15741-2016

Pope, R. J., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2016). Intercomparison and evaluation of satellite peroxyacetyl nitrate observations in the upper troposphere-lower stratosphere. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 13541-13559. doi:10.5194/acp-16-13541-2016

Harrison, J.J., et al. (2016). Satellite observations of stratospheric hydrogen fluoride and comparisons with SLIMCAT calculations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16, 10501-10519. doi:10.5194/acp-16-10501-2016

Jacquinet-Husson, N., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2016). The 2015 edition of the GEISA spectroscopic database. Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 327, 31-72. doi:10.1016/j.jms.2016.06.007

Harrison, J.J., et al. (2017). New and improved infra-red absorption cross sections and ACE-FTS retrievals of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 186, 139-149. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2016.04.025

Dufour, G., Szopa, S., Harrison, J. J., Boone, C. D., & Bernath, P. F. (2016). Seasonal variations of acetone in the upper troposphere-lower stratosphere of the northern midlatitudes as observed by ACE-FTS. Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy, 323, 67-77. doi:10.1016/j.jms.2016.02.006

Harrison, J.J. (2015). New and improved infrared absorption cross sections for dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC-12). Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8, 3197-3207. doi:10.5194/amt-8-3197-2015

Hossaini, R., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2015). Growth in stratospheric chlorine from short-lived chemicals not controlled by the Montreal Protocol. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 4573-4580. doi:10.1002/2015GL063783

Bader, W., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2014). Long-term evolution and seasonal modulation of methanol above Jungfraujoch (46.5 degrees N, 8.0 degrees E): optimisation of the retrieval strategy, comparison with model simulations and independent observations. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 7, 3861-3872. doi:10.5194/amt-7-3861-2014

Rothman, L.S., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2013). The HITRAN2012 molecular spectroscopic database. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 130, 4-50. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.07.002

Ciaffoni, L., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2013). Demonstration of a Mid-Infrared Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectrometer for Breath Acetone Detection. Analytical Chemistry, 85, 846-850. doi:10.1021/ac3031465

Tereszchuk, K.A., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2013). Observations of peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) in the upper troposphere by the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment-Fourier Transform Spectrometer (ACE-FTS). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 5601-5613. doi:10.5194/acp-13-5601-2013

Harrison, J.J., & Bernath, P.F. (2013). ACE-FTS observations of acetonitrile in the lower stratosphere. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 7405-7413. doi:10.5194/acp-13-7405-2013

Harrison, J.J., et al. (2012). First remote sensing observations of trifluoromethane (HFC-23) in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 117, D05308. doi:10.1029/2011JD016423

Brooke, J.S.A., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2012). Greenhouse gas measurements over a 144 km open path in the Canary Islands. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 5, 2309-2319. doi:10.5194/amt-5-2309-2012

Harrison, J.J., Bernath, P.F., & Kirchengast, G. (2011). Spectroscopic requirements for ACCURATE, a microwave and infrared-laser occultation satellite mission. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 112, 2347-2354. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2011.06.003

Harrison, J.J., et al. (2011). Mid-infrared absorption cross sections for acetone (propanone). Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 112, 457-464. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2010.09.002

Hase, F., et al. including J.J. Harrison. (2010). The ACE-FTS atlas of the infrared solar spectrum. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 111, 521-528. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2009.10.020

Harrison, J.J., et al. (2010). Infrared absorption cross sections for ethane (C2H6) in the 3 micron region. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 111, 357-363. doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2009.09.010
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Supervision

I currently supervise four PhD students on a range of topics, including:

Quantitative spectroscopic laboratory measurements for atmospheric remote sensing of trace gases
Atmospheric radiative transfer modelling
Monitoring trace gases in the atmosphere using satellite instruments
Comparisons of satellite-derived atmospheric trace-gas distributions with models
Atmospheric chemistry

Press and media

Remote sensing of trace gases in the atmosphere using satellite instruments

Activities

2016. Co-author, SPARC Report on the Mystery of Carbon Tetrachloride, Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate report number 7.
2017-date. Visiting scientist at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Braunschweig, Germany.
2017. University of Leicester Merit Award.
2019-date. NCEO representative on the CENTA (Central England NERC Training Alliance) management board.
2020-date. Member of the FORUM Mission Advisory Group.
2022. Co-author of Chapter 1: Ozone-Depleting Substances of the UNEP/WMO Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2022.

 

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