Hooper, Dr David A

Instrument Scientist


STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Harwell Oxford


OX11 0QX

+44 1235 445 705  

I'm one of the two deputy heads of the Atmospheric Measurement and Observation Facility (AMOF). I  have a particular responsibility for the Capel Dewi Atmospheric Observatory (CDAO) in west Wales. My research interests are focused on the observations made from this site, particularly those made by the Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar. These cover turbulence, clouds, atmospheric structure, and the mesosphere (i.e. the region of the atmosphere between altitudes of approximately 50 and 90 km, where Noctilucent Clouds occur).

I have been a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador for over a decade. I've given presentations on various subjects to primary school students, secondary school students, and special interest groups. I'm particularly proud of the time-lapse videos that I have created from images captured by a Sky-Camera at the CDAO. These are freely available through the AMOF website. They are as relevant to students of atmospheric science as they are to interested members of the public.

Picture of Dr David A Hooper