Research Division - Weather
Research Division leader: Professor Janet Barlow
We focus on the physical and dynamical processes that control the evolution and predictability of weather from hours to days. As well as work of more fundamental nature, there is particular emphasis on processes that contribute to understanding air quality, either directly at the urban level, or mesoscale processes that transport pollutants to larger scales, and in understanding severe weather events, such as intense convection and weather systems. We have strong links with the Mesoscale Modelling Group of MetOffice@Reading and have several postdoctoral staff funded by the Atmospheric Physics Directorate of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS).