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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Dr. Martin Airey

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Research Interests:

  • Planetary atmospheres
  • Planetary geology
  • Volcanology
  • Atmospheric Electricity

Research Projects:

  • VENI: Venusian Electricity, Nephology, and Ionisation
  • UAEREP: UAE Rain Enhancement Program
  • VOLCLAB: Balloon-borne volcanic laboratory

Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision:


  • Lauren James (UG): Laboratory Studies of Volcanic Lightning on Venus and Early Earth


  • DPhil (Oxon) Earth Sciences (2015)
  • MRes (Lancaster) Science of the Environment (2010)
  • BSc (Hons) (Open) Geosciences (2007)


Centaur Publications

Jump to: 2019 | 2017 | 2015
Number of items: 6.


Dexheimer, D., Airey, M., Roesler, E., Longbottom, C., Nicoll, K., Kneifel, S., Mei, F., Harrison, G., Marlton, G. and Williams, P. (2019) Evaluation of ARM Tethered Balloon System instrumentation for supercooled liquid water and distributed temperature sensing in mixed-phase Arctic clouds. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12 (12). pp. 6845-6864. ISSN 1867-8548 doi:

Nicoll, K., Airey, M., Cimarelli, C., Bennett, A., Harrison, G., Gaudin, D., Aplin, K., Koh, K. L., Knuever, M. and Marlton, G. (2019) First inā€situ observations of gaseous volcanic plume electrification. Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (6). pp. 3532-3539. ISSN 0094-8276 doi:


Harrison, G., Nicoll, K., Marlton, G., Williams, P. and Airey, M. (2017) A self-calibrating wide range electrometer for in-cloud measurements. Review of Scientific Instruments, 88 (12). 126109. ISSN 0034-6748 doi:

Airey, M. W., Mather, T. A., Pyle, D. M. and Ghail, R. C. (2017) The distribution of volcanism in the Beta-Atla-Themis region of Venus: its relationship to rifting and implications for global tectonic regimes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 122 (8). pp. 1626-1649. ISSN 21699097 doi:

Airey, M., Harrison, G., Nicoll, K., Williams, P. and Marlton, G. (2017) A miniature oscillating microbalance for sampling ice and volcanic ash from a small airborne platform. Review of Scientific Instruments, 88 (8). 086108. ISSN 0034-6748 doi:


Airey, M. W., Mather, T. A., Pyle, D. M., Glaze, L. S., Ghail, R. C. and Wilson, C. F. (2015) Explosive volcanic activity on Venus: The roles of volatile contribution, degassing, and external environment. Planetary and Space Science, 113 - 114. 33 - 48. ISSN 0032-0633 doi:

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Last update: 26th February 2019



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