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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

  • The South Georgia Wave Experiment

    Mitchell, N.

    British Antarctic Survey

    4/09/1720/10/17

    Project: Central government, health and local authorities

  • Research Output

    Coordinated Observations of 8- and 6-hr Tides in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere by Three Meteor Radars Near 60°S Latitude

    Liu, G., Janches, D., Lieberman, R. S., Moffat-Griffin, T., Fritts, D. C. & Mitchell, N. J., 16 Jan 2020, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 47, 1, e2019GL086629.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    First Observations of Mesospheric Winds, Waves and Tides Over South Georgia

    Dempsey, S., Mitchell, N., Hindley, N. & Moffat-Griffin, T., 2 Jul 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    Gravity waves in the winter stratosphere over the Southern Ocean: High-resolution satellite observations and 3-D spectral analysis

    Hindley, N. P., Wright, C. J., Smith, N. D., Hoffmann, L., Holt, L. A., Joan Alexander, M., Moffat-Griffin, T. & Mitchell, N. J., 17 Dec 2019, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 19, 24, p. 15377-15414 38 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    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
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    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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