Prof. Dr Tim Butler

Project Leader
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  • Air pollution and climate change in the age of urbanization

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2011-present: Project team leader at IASS Potsdam
  • 2003-2011: Research fellow at Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
  • 1999-2003: PhD, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia

Research Interests

  • Sector-based reductions of short-lived climate-warming pollutants (including tropospheric ozone, methane, and soot)
  • Mechanisms of tropospheric ozone production
  • Urban atmospheric chemistry
  • Chemical weather forecasting

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Butler T.M. et al. 2011: Multi-day ozone production potential of volatile organic compounds calculated with a tagging approach, Atmospheric Environment
  • Butler T.M. et al. 2008: Improved simulation of isoprene oxidation chemistry with the ECHAM5/MESSy chemistry-climate model: lessons from the GABRIEL field campaign, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
  • Butler T.M. et al. 2008: The representation of emissions from megacities in global emission inventories, Atmospheric Environment
  • Butler T.M. et al. 2005: Simulteneous mass balance inverse modelling of methane and carbon monoxide in the 1990s, Journal of Geophisical Research - Atmospheres