Dr Keri Nicoll

NERC Independent Research Fellow

Web Pages:

Group: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~spate/

My Research: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~jq902220

Responsibilities:

  • Early Career Fellow of the Leverhulme Trust

    Research Interests:

    • Atmospheric electricity
    • Solar-terrestrial interactions
    • Instrumentation development
    • Energetic particles
    • Aerosol charging
    • Atmospheric research using UAVs
    • Planetary atmospheric electricity

    Research Projects:

    • Charged Particle Effects on Clouds
    • Airborne Monitoring of space weather and radioactivity
    • More Operational Radiosonde SEnsors (MORSE)

    Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

    • Graeme Marlton is a PhD student working on turbulence observations using specially instrument meteorological radiosondes

    Other interests

    • Training initiatives for UAV use in atmospheric science
    • Airborne measurements

    Recent Publications:

    Publications for k.a.nicoll@reading.ac.uk

    Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
    Number of items: 43.

    2017

    Airey, M., Harrison, G., Nicoll, K., Williams, P. and Marlton, G. (2017) A miniature oscillating microbalance for sampling ice and volcanic ash from a small airborne platform. Review of Scientific Instruments. ISSN 0034-6748 (In Press)

    Harrison, R. G., Nicoll, K. A. and Aplin, K. L. (2017) Evaluating stratiform cloud base charge remotely. Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (12). pp. 6407-6412. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1002/2017GL073128

    2016

    Lorenz, R. D., Neakrase , L. D. V., Anderson , J. P., Harrison, R. G. and Nicoll, K. A. (2016) Point discharge current measurements beneath dust devils. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 150-151. pp. 55-60. ISSN 1364-6826 doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2016.10.017

    Sliva, H. G., Lopes, F. M., Pereira, S., Nicoll, K., Barbosa, S. M., Conceicao, R., Neves, S., Harrison, R. G. and Collares Pereira, M. (2016) Saharan dust electrification perceived by a triangle of atmospheric electricity stations in Southern Portugal. Journal of Electrostatics, 84. pp. 106-120. ISSN 0304-3886 doi: 10.1016/j.elstat.2016.10.002

    Harrison, R. G., Barth, E., Esposito, F., Merrison, J., Montmessin, F., Aplin, K. L., Borlina, C., Berthelier, J. J., Déprez, G., Farrell, W. M., Houghton, I. M. P., Renno, N. O., Nicoll, K. A., Tripathi, S. N. and Zimmerman, M. (2016) Applications of electrified dust and dust devil electrodynamics to Martian atmospheric electricity. Space Science Reviews, 203 (1-4). pp. 299-345. ISSN 0038-6308 doi: 10.1007/s11214-016-0241-8

    Yaniv, R., Yair, Y., Price, C., Nicoll, K., Harrison, G., Artamonov, A. and Usoskin, I. (2016) Balloon measurements of the vertical ionization profile over southern Israel and comparison to mid-latitude observations. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 149. pp. 87-92. ISSN 1364-6826 doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2016.10.003

    Petäjä, T., O'Connor, E. J., Moisseev, D., Sinclair, V. A., Manninen, A. J., Väänänen, R., von Lerber, A., Thornton, J. A., Nicoll, K., Petersen, W., Chandrasekar, V. , Smith, J. N., Winkler, P. M., Kruger, O., Hakola, H., Timonen, H., Brus, D., Laurila, T., Asmi, E., Riekkola, M.-L., Mona, L., Massoli, P., Engelmann, R., Komppula, M., Wang, J., Kuang, C., Bäck, J., Virtanen, A., Levula, J., Ritsche, M. T. and Hickmon, N. (2016) BAECC: a field campaign to elucidate the impact of Biogenic Aerosols on Clouds and Climate. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97 (10). pp. 1909-1928. ISSN 1520-0477 doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00199.1

    Nicoll, K. A. and Harrison, R. G. (2016) Stratiform cloud electrification: comparison of theory with multiple in-cloud measurements. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142 (700). pp. 2679-2691. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.2858

    Harrison, G., Marlton, G., Williams, P. and Nicoll, K. (2016) Coordinated weather balloon solar radiation measurements during a solar eclipse. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 374 (2077). 20150221. ISSN 1364-503X doi: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0221 (themed issue: Atmospheric effects of solar eclipses stimulated by the 2015 UK eclipse)

    Marlton, G. J., Williams, P. D. and Nicoll, K. A. (2016) On the detection and attribution of gravity waves generated by the 20 March 2015 solar eclipse. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 374 (2077). 20150222. ISSN 1364-503X doi: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0222 (themed issue: Atmospheric effects of solar eclipses stimulated by the 2015 UK eclipse)

    Lopes, F., Silva, H. G., Salgado, R., Potes, M., Nicoll, K. A. and Harrison, R. G. (2016) Atmospheric electrical field measurements near a fresh water reservoir and the formation of the lake breeze. Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 68. 31592. ISSN 1600-0870 doi: 10.3402/tellusa.v68.31592

    Conceição, R., Melgão, M., Silva, H. G., Nicoll, K., Harrison, R. G. and Reis, A. H. (2016) Transport of the smoke plume from Chiado’s fire in Lisbon (Portugal) sensed by atmospheric electric field measurements. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, 9 (3). pp. 275-283. ISSN 1873-9318 doi: 10.1007/s11869-015-0337-4

    2015

    Mironova, I. A., Aplin, K. L., Arnold, F., Bazilevskaya, G. A., Harrison, R. G., Krivolutsky, A. A., Nicoll, K. A., Rozanov, E. V., Turunen, E. and Usoskin, I. (2015) Energetic particle influence on the Earth's atmosphere. Space Science Reviews, 194 (1-4). pp. 1-96. ISSN 0038-6308 doi: 10.1007/s11214-015-0185-4

    Harrison, R. G., Nicoll, K. A. and Ambaum, M. H. P. (2015) On the microphysical effects of observed cloud edge charging. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141 (692). pp. 2690-2699. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.2554 (Part A)

    Makhmutov, V., Bazilevskaya, G., Stozhkov, Y., Philippov, M., Yair, Y., Yaniv, R., Harrison, G. and Nicoll, K. (2015) Cosmic ray measurements in the atmosphere at several latitudes in October, 2014. In: The 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference, 30 July - 6th August 2015, The Hague, The Netherlands. (In Press)

    Harrison, R. G., Nicoll, K., Takahashi, Y. and Yair, Y. (2015) Focus on high energy particles and atmospheric processes. Environmental Research Letters, 10 (10). 100201. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/10/100201

    Marlton, G. J., Giles Harrison, R., Nicoll, K. A. and Williams, P. D. (2015) Note: A balloon-borne accelerometer technique for measuring atmospheric turbulence. Review of Scientific Instruments, 86 (1). 016109. ISSN 0034-6748 doi: 10.1063/1.4905529

    2014

    Harrison, R. G., Nicoll, K. A. and Aplin, K. L. (2014) Vertical profile measurements of lower troposphere ionisation. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 119. pp. 203-210. ISSN 1364-6826 doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2014.08.006

    Owens, M. J., Scott, C. J., Lockwood, M., Barnard, L., Harrison, R. G., Nicoll, K., Watt, C. and Bennett, A. J. (2014) Modulation of UK lightning by heliospheric magnetic field polarity. Environmental Research Letters, 9 (11). 115009. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/11/115009

    Elhalel, G., Yair, Y., Nicoll, K., Price, C., Reuveni, Y. and Harrison, R. G. (2014) Influence of short-term solar disturbances on the fair weather conduction current. Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, 4. A26. ISSN 2115-7251 doi: 10.1051/swsc/2014022

    Nicoll, K. A. (2014) Space weather influences on atmospheric electricity. Weather, 69 (9). pp. 238-241. ISSN 1477-8696 doi: 10.1002/wea.2323

    Nicoll, K. A. and Harrison, R. G. (2014) Detection of lower tropospheric responses to solar energetic particles at midlatitudes. Physical Review Letters, 112 (22). 225001. ISSN 0031-9007 doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.225001

    Harrison, R. G. and Nicoll, K. A. (2014) Note: Active optical detection of cloud from a balloon platform. Review of Scientific Instruments, 85 (6). 066104. ISSN 0034-6748 doi: 10.1063/1.4882318

    Silva, H. G., Conceição, R., Melgão, M., Nicoll, K., Mendes, P. B., Tlemçani, M., Reis, A. H. and Harrison, R. G. (2014) Atmospheric electric field measurements in urban environment and the pollutant aerosol weekly dependence. Environmental Research Letters, 9 (11). 114025. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/11/114025

    2013

    Marlton, G., Harrison, R. G. and Nicoll, K. A. (2013) Atmospheric point discharge current measurements using a temperature-compensated logarithmic current amplifier. Review of Scientific Instruments, 84 (6). 066103. ISSN 0034-6748 doi: 10.1063/1.4810849

    Harrison, R. G., Nicoll, K. A. and McWilliams, K. A. (2013) Space weather driven changes in lower atmosphere phenomena. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 98. pp. 22-30. ISSN 1364-6826 doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2013.03.008

    Harrison, G. G., Nicoll, K. A. and Lomas, A. G. (2013) Geiger tube coincidence counter for lower atmosphere radiosonde measurements. Review of Scientific Instruments, 84 (7). 076103. ISSN 0034-6748 doi: 10.1063/1.4815832

    Houghton, I. M. P., Aplin, K. L. and Nicoll, K. (2013) Triboelectric charging of volcanic ash from the 2011 Grímsvötn eruption. Physical Review Letters, 111 (11). 118501. ISSN 0031-9007 doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.118501

    Nicoll, K. (2013) A self-calibrating electrometer for atmospheric charge measurements from a balloon platform. Review of Scientific Instruments, 84 (9). 096107. ISSN 1089-7623 doi: 10.1063/1.4821500

    2012

    Rycroft, M. J., Nicoll, K. A., Aplin, K. L. and Harrison, R. G. (2012) Recent advances in global electric circuit coupling between the space environment and the troposphere. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 90-91. pp. 198-211. ISSN 1364-6826 doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2012.03.015

    Nicoll, K.A. (2012) Measurements of atmospheric electricity aloft. Surveys in Geophysics, 33 (5). pp. 991-1057. ISSN 1573-0956 doi: 10.1007/s10712-012-9188-9

    Harrison, G., Nicoll, K. and Lomas, A. (2012) Programmable data acquisition system for research measurements from meteorological radiosondes. Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 (3). 036106. ISSN 0034-6748 doi: 10.1063/1.3697717

    Harrison, G. and Nicoll, K. (2012) Balloon-borne disposable radiometer for cloud detection. Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 (2). 025111. ISSN 0034-6748 doi: 10.1063/1.3685252

    2011

    Nicoll, K. A., Harrison, R. G. and Ulanowski, Z. (2011) Observations of Saharan dust layer electrification. Environmental Research Letters, 6 (1). 014001. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/6/1/014001

    Nicoll, K. and Harrison, G. (2011) Charge measurements in stratiform cloud from a balloon based sensor. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (301). 012003. ISSN 1742-6588 doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/301/1/012003

    2010

    Nicoll, K. A. and Harrison, R. G. (2010) Experimental determination of layer cloud edge charging from cosmic ray ionisation. Geophysical Research Letters, 37 (13). L13802. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1029/2010GL043605

    Harrison, R. G., Nicoll, K., Ulanowski, Z. J. and Mather, T. (2010) Self-charging of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic ash plume. Environmental Research Letters, 5 (2). 024004. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/5/2/024004

    2009

    Nicoll, K. A. and Harrison, R. G. (2009) Vertical current flow through extensive layer clouds. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 71 (17-18). 2040-2046 . ISSN 1364-6826 doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2009.09.011

    Harrison, R. G. and Nicoll, K. A. (2009) A lightweight balloon-carried cloud charge sensor. Review of Scientific Instruments, 80 (1). 014501. ISSN 0034-6748 doi: DOI:10.1063/1.3065090

    2008

    Rycroft, M. J., Harrison, R. G., Nicoll, K. A. and Mareev, E. A. (2008) An overview of Earth's global electric circuit and atmospheric conductivity. Space Science Reviews, 137 (1-4). pp. 83-105. ISSN 0038-6308 doi: 10.1007/s11214-008-9368-6

    Harrison, R.G. and Nicoll, K. A. (2008) Air-earth current density measurements at Lerwick; implications for seasonality in the global electric circuit. Atmospheric Research, 89 (1-2). pp. 181-193. ISSN 0169-8059 doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.01.008

    Nicoll, K. A. and Harrison, R.G. (2008) A double-Gerdien instrument for simultaneous bipolar air conductivity measurements on balloon platforms. Review of Scientific Instruments, 79 (8). 084502 . ISSN 0034-6748 doi: 10.1063/1.2964927

    Rycroft, M. J., Harrison, R. G., Nicoll, K. A. and Mareev, E. A. (2008) An overview of Earth’s global electric circuit and atmospheric conductivity. Space Science Reviews, 137 (1-4). pp. 83-105. ISSN 0038-6308 doi: 10.1007/s11214-008-9368-6

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