My work focuses on improving the way we model the interaction between ice clouds and radiation, which presents particular challenges linked to the complex range of particle shapes and sizes, for which in situ together with remote sensing measurements have to be put together to tune our models about how clouds form and evolve.
I am currently in charge of the Research Design and Methods unit. Teaching is definitely one of the most enjoyable parts of my job. Analysing and practicing how to develop good research projects is great fun.
1998 BSc (Hons) Physics. UNAM Mexico.
2004 PhD Atmospheric physics. Imperial College London.
2005 - Research Associate. MMU.
A. Skowron, DS. Lee, RR. De León (2015). Variation of radiative forcings and global warming potentials from regional aviation NOx emissions. Atmospheric Environment. 104, pp.69-78.
A. Skowron, DS. Lee, R. Rodriguez De Leon The assessment of the impact of aviation NOx on ozone and other radiative forcing responses e The importance of representing cruise altitudes accurately. Atmospheric Environment. 74, pp.159-168.
RR. De León, M. Krämer, DS. Lee, JC. Thelen (2012). Sensitivity of radiative properties of persistent contrails to the ice water path. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 12(17), pp.7893-7901.
R. Rodríguez De León, M. Krämer, DS. Lee, JC. Thelen (2011). Sensitivity of radiative properties of persistent contrails to the ice water path. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. 11, pp.19927-19952.
A. Rap, PM. Forster, A. Jones, O. Boucher, JM. Haywood, et al. (2010). Parameterization of contrails in the UK Met Office Climate Model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 115, pp.n/a-n/a.
G. Myhre, M. Kvalevag, G. Raedel, J. Cook, KP. Shine, et al. (2009). Intercomparison of radiative forcing calculations of stratospheric water vapour and contrails. METEOROLOGISCHE ZEITSCHRIFT. 18(6), pp.585-596.
RR. De Leon, JD. Haigh (2007). Infrared properties of cirrus clouds in climate models. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 133, pp.273-282.
L. Lim, J. Carter, D. Lee, B. Owen, R. Rodriguez de Leon Radiative forcing from present-day and future contrails. 3rd conference on Transport, Atmosphere and Climate, 25/6/2012.