Anja Schmidt

  • Interdisciplinary Lecturer, Departments of Chemistry & Geography - University of Cambridge

Research interests

I am an Interdisciplinary Lecturer in Climate Modelling. I combine expertise in atmospheric modelling and volcanology to advance the current understanding of volcanic impacts and hazards.

My research, teaching and group are highly inter-disciplinary and our main objective is to quantify the impacts of volcanism on climate, atmospheric chemistry, and aviation in close collaboration with industry partners and policy-makers.

My research interests are:

  • Tropospheric and stratospheric volcanic aerosol
  • Icelandic volcanic eruptions
  • Sulfur emissions from continuously degassing volcanoes
  • Aerosol microphysical processes and radiative forcing of climate
  • Palaeo-volcanism and mass extinctions
  • Palaeo-climate: aerosol-chemistry-biosphere interactions