Dr Emma Irvine

Postdoctoral research scientist


About Me

I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the Meteorology department, part of the Aviation Meteorology and Radiation research groups.

I'm particularly interested in:

  • Climate change and aviation, including how aviation impacts climate (particularly how the climate impact of flights might be reduced through climate-optimal routing) and how climate change might impact aviation.
  • The jet stream and large-scale weather patterns in the north Atlantic.
  • I have also previously researched the predictability of mid- and high-latitude weather systems and the use of targeted observations to improve forecasts of these systems

I'm currently working on the Air Traffic Management for the Environment project and I'm also Researcher Co-Investigator on the NERC-funded projects Extratropical Climate Change in the Upper Troposphere and the Routing of Aircraft (with Keith Shine and Fabio Mangini) and Protecting airspace infrastructure: A tool for calculating along-flight volcanic ash dosage (with Helen Dacre, Keith Shine and Andrew Prata).

I'm also a STEM ambassador . The outreach page lists some of my recent activities.

Here are links to the blog posts I've written for our Meteorology Department blog:
Can we make flying more climate friendly?
A spotlight on aviation carbon dioxide emissions
Climate friendly aircraft routing

Email: e.a.irvine@reading.ac.uk
Twitter: @Emma_Met
Phone: +44 (0)118 378 8344

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