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Prof Mitchell studied for a BSc and a PhD at The University of Sheffield. He worked at The University of Wales before joining The University of Bath in 2002.

He is a professor in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and director of the Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science.  

Research

Prof Mitchell’s research addresses the dynamics and coupling of the Earth’s Middle Atmosphere. A particular interest is investigating the role of gravity waves, tides and planetary waves in coupling the stratosphere and mesosphere to the thermosphere above and to the troposphere below.

Prof Mitchell’s research group carries out experimental work using VHF meteor radars operated at Esrange in the Arctic, Bear Lake in the US, on Ascension Island in the equatorial Atlantic and at Rothera in the Antarctic.

These measurements are complemented by satellite observations (particularly from NASA’s EOS Aura satellite), modelling studies and measurements from other ground-based instruments such as the EISCAT radars and imagers.

There is strong collaboration with The British Antarctic Survey and leading international groups in Europe, the US, Australia and Japan.

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Projects 2005 2022

ocean wave
gravity wave
mesosphere
stratosphere
general circulation model

The South Georgia Wave Experiment

Mitchell, N.

4/09/1720/10/17

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

The South Georgia Wave Experiment (SG-WEX)

Mitchell, N.

2/12/131/12/16

Project: Research council

gravity wave
experiment
mesosphere
weather
prediction

Wave Dynamics of the Mesosphere

Mitchell, N.

17/05/1016/05/13

Project: Research council

mesosphere
atmosphere
polar vortex
momentum
filter

Research Output 1987 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Low-latitude thermospheric nitric oxide

Siskind, D. E., Jones, M., Drob, D. P., Mc Cormack, J. P., Hervig, M. E., Marsh, D. R., Mlynczak, M. G., Bailey, S. M., Maute, A. & Mitchell, N. J., 25 Jan 2019, In : Annales Geophysicae. 37, 1, p. 37-48 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Structure, Variability, and Mean-Flow Interactions of the January 2015 Quasi-2-Day Wave at Middle and High Southern Latitudes

Fritts, D. C., Iimura, H., Janches, D., Lieberman, R. S., Riggin, D. M., Mitchell, N. J., Vincent, R. A., Reid, I. M., Murphy, D. J., Tsutsumi, M., Kavanagh, A. J., Batista, P. P. & Hocking, W. K., 2 May 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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2 Citations (Scopus)

The South Georgia Wave Experiment: A Means for Improved Analysis of Gravity Waves and Low-Level Wind Impacts Generated from Mountainous Islands

Jackson, D. R., Gadian, A., Hindley, N. P., Hoffmann, L., Hughes, J., King, J., Moffat-griffin, T., Moss, A. C., Ross, A. N., Vosper, S. B., Wright, C. J. & Mitchell, N. J., 1 May 2018, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 99, 5, p. 1027-1040 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
12 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of mesospheric winds from a high-altitude meteorological analysis system and meteor radar observations during the boreal winters of 2009–2010 and 2012–2013

McCormack, J., Hoppel, K., Kuhl, D., de Wit, R., Stober, G., Espy, P., Baker, N., Brown, P., Fritts, D., Jacobi, C., Janches, D., Mitchell, N., Ruston, B., Swadley, S., Viner, K., Whitcomb, T. & Hibbins, R., 1 Feb 2017, In : Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics. 154, p. 132-166 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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radar tracking
meteoroids
systems analysis
meteor
high altitude
7 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
AIRS
gravity wave
momentum
transform
climate modeling

Thesis

2-day planetary waves in the stratosphere, mesosphere and lower thermosphere

Author: Tunbridge, V., 1 Feb 2011

Supervisor: Mitchell, N. (Supervisor) & Astin, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Dynamics of the Stratosphere, Mesosphere and Thermosphere

Author: Sandford, D., 1 Sep 2008

Supervisor: Mitchell, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Planetary wave dynamics of the stratosphere, mesosphere and lower thermosphere

Author: Day, K., 1 Dec 2011

Supervisor: Mitchell, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Satellite Observations and Spectral Analysis of Stratospheric Gravity Wave Dynamics

Author: Hindley, N., 7 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Mitchell, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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VHF radar studies of mesosphere and thermosphere

Author: Beldon, C., 1 Jan 2008

Supervisor: Mitchell, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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