Dr David Beddows MPhys, CPhys, MInstP, PhD

Dr David Beddows

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
NCAS Researcher

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

David is staff member of the National Center of Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) working at Birmingham University. His interests are in the research and development of scientific instrumentation, novel multivariate data analysis algorithms and atmospheric modelling tools used for the interpretation of data collected from atmospheric aerosols.


  • MPhys
  • CPhys
  • MInstP
  • PhD


Recent publications


Bousiotis, D, Pope, F, Beddows, D, Dall’Osto, M, Massling, A, Klenø Nøjgaard, J, Nordstrøm, C, Niemi, JV, Portin, H, Petäjä, T, Perez, N, Alastuey, A, Querol, X, Kouvarakis, G, Mihalopoulos, N, Vratolis, S, Eleftheriadis, K, Wiedensohler, A, Weinhold, K, Merkel, M, Tuch, T & Harrison, R 2021, 'A phenomenology of new particle formation (NPF) at 13 European sites', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 21, no. 15, pp. 11905-11925 . https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11905-2021

Bousiotis, D, Singh, A, Haugen, M, Beddows, DCS, Diez, S, Murphy, KL, Edwards, PM, Boies, A, Harrison, RM & Pope, FD 2021, 'Assessing the sources of particles at an urban background site using both regulatory instruments and low-cost sensors – a comparative study', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 4139-4155. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4139-2021

Song, C, Dall’Osto, M, Lupi, A, Mazzola, M, Traversi, R, Becagli, S, Gilardoni, S, Vratolis, S, Espen Yttri, K, Beddows, D, Schmale, J, Brean, J, Kramawijaya, AG, Harrison, R & Shi, Z 2021, 'Differentiation of coarse-mode anthropogenic, marine and dust particles in the high Arctic islands of Svalbard', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 21, no. 14, pp. 11317–11335. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-11317-2021

Krecl, P, Harrison, RM, Johansson, C, Targino, AC, Beddows, DC, Ellermann, T, Lara, C & Ketzel, M 2021, 'Long-term trends in nitrogen oxides concentrations and on-road vehicle emission factors in Copenhagen, London and Stockholm', Environmental Pollution, vol. 290, 118105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118105

Brean, J, Dall’Osto, M, Simó, R, Shi, Z, Beddows, DCS & Harrison, RM 2021, 'Open ocean and coastal new particle formation from sulfuric acid and amines around the Antarctic Peninsula', Nature Geoscience, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 383-388. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-021-00751-y

Beddows, D & Harrison, R 2021, 'PM10 and PM2.5 emission factors for non-exhaust particles from road vehicles: dependence upon vehicle mass and implications for battery electric vehicles', Atmospheric Environment, vol. 244, 117886. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2020.117886

Dall'Osto, M, Park, J, Kim, JH, Kang, SH, Park, K, Beddows, DCS, Harrison, RM & Yoon, YJ 2020, 'Arctic ship-based evidence of new particle formation events in the Chukchi and East Siberian Seas', Atmospheric Environment, vol. 223, 117232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.117232

de Jesus, AL, Thompson, H, Knibbs, LD, Kowalski, M, Cyrys, J, Niemi, JV, Kousa, A, Timonen, H, Luoma, K, Petaja, T, Beddows, D, Harrison, R, Hopke, PK & Morawska, L 2020, 'Long-term trends in PM2.5 mass and particle number concentrations in urban air: the impacts of mitigation measures and extreme events due to changing climates', Environmental Pollution, vol. 263, no. Part A, 114500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114500

Brean, J, Beddows, DCS, Shi, Z, Temime-Roussel, B, Marchand, N, Querol, X, Alastuey, A, Minguillon, MC & Harrison, RM 2020, 'Molecular insights into new particle formation in Barcelona, Spain', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 20, no. 16, pp. 10029-10045. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10029-2020

Lachlan-Cope, T, Beddows, D, Brough, N, Jones, AE, Harrison, R, Lupi, A, Jun Yoon, Y, Virkkula, A & Dall'Osto, M 2020, 'On the annual variability of Antarctic aerosol size distributions at Halley research station', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 20, no. 7, pp. 4461-4476. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-4461-2020

Ghaffarpasand, O, Beddows, DCS, Ropkins, K & Pope, FD 2020, 'Real-world assessment of vehicle air pollutant emissions subset by vehicle type, fuel and EURO class: new findings from the recent UK EDAR field campaigns, and implications for emissions restricted zones', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 734, 139416. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139416

Zeraati Rezaei, S, Alam, S, Xu, H, Beddows, D & Harrison, R 2020, 'Size-resolved physico-chemical characterization of diesel exhaust particles and efficiency of exhaust aftertreatment', Atmospheric Environment, vol. 222, 117021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.117021

Rivas, I, Beddows, D, Amato, F, Green, DC, Jarvi, L, Hueglin, C, Reche, C, Timonen, H, Fuller, GW, Niemi, JV, Perez, N, Aurela, M, Hopke, PK, Alastuey, A, Kulmala, M, Harrison, R, Querol, X & Kelly, FJ 2020, 'Source apportionment of particle number size distribution in urban background and traffic stations in four European cities', Environment International, vol. 135, 105345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.105345

Bousiotis, DI, Dall'Osto, M, Beddows, DCS, Pope, FD & Harrison, RM 2019, 'Analysis of new particle formation (NPF) events at nearby rural, urban background and urban roadside sites', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 5679-5694. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5679-2019

Harrison, RM, Beddows, DCS, Alam, MS, Singh, A, Brean, J, Xu, R, Kotthaus, S & Grimmond, S 2019, 'Interpretation of particle number size distributions measured across an urban area during the FASTER campaign', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 39-55. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-39-2019

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