Mark Parrington

Senior Scientist
Copernicus, CAMS Services, CAMS Devel


Mark Parrington is a senior scientist in the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) Development Section at ECMWF working on wildfire emissions, and emissions from anthropogenic and natural sources, and their influence on global atmospheric composition.

Mark joined ECMWF in the summer of 2013 to work on assimilation of atmospheric composition profiles observed by satellite and aircraft measurements under the MACC-II and IGAS projects. Mark has more than 15 years experience in many aspects of global atmospheric composition research including radiative transfer modelling, remote sounding and retrieval theory, in situ measurements, atmospheric chemistry modelling and data assimilation.

Professional interests:
  • Atmospheric composition and chemistry
  • Wildfires and biomass burning
  • Emissions of atmospheric pollutants from natural and anthropogenic sources
  • Satellite and in situ observations of atmospheric composition
  • Chemical data assimilation
Career background:
  • 2017-present: Senior scientist in the Copernicus Services Departments at ECMWF.
  • 2013-2017: Scientist in the Research and Copernicus Services Departments at ECMWF.
  • 2009-2013: PDRA in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh.
  • 2006-2009: Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto.
  • 2003-2005: PDRA in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.
  • 1999-2003: D.Phil. in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics at the University of Oxford (Thesis title: Satellite infrared limb sounding of ozone in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere).