Abraham, Dr Nathan Luke

Research Scientist


University of Cambridge

Department of Chemistry

University of Cambridge

Lensfield Road



+44 122 374 8899  

I am an NCAS Director of Research, equivalent to Professor, working at the Centre for Atmospheric Science in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. I am also the Training Programme Lead for NCAS.


I work with the United Kingdom Chemistry and Aerosols community chemistry-aerosol-climate model. This is based on the Met Office Unified Model, and is a collaboration between the Universities of Cambridge, Leeds, Oxford, and the Met Office.


I am also a member of NCAS-CMS and provide model support for UKCA. If you require support please raise a ticket with the CMS Helpdesk, or if you would like to know more about UKCA in general, please email me, or browse through the UKCA website. I also run regular training courses on how to use UKCA.


I am interested in chemistry-climate interactions and Earth-system modelling. I joined the group to work on the QUEST Earth-System Model, and now work on the UKCA chemistry-aerosol-climate model, which is part of the UM and will form the chemistry and aerosol components of UK-ESM1, the next generation UK joint NERC-Met Office Earth-system model.


A lot of my past work has been on the development of a coupled atmosphere-ocean-chemistry model, using the MetUM atmosphere and NEMO/CICE, as covered in an NCAS research highlight. Recently I have also been involved with the CCMI project. As part of my work on model development I am interested in the coupling of UKCA to the Unified Model, as well as other sub-models. 


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