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).

See our research groups asociated with the Weather Research Division

Associated academic and senior research staff

  • Dr Maarten Ambaum:Theoretical and dynamical meteorology
  • Professor Janet Barlow: Urban meteorology
  • Professor Stephen Belcher: Boundary layer and urban meteorology
  • Professor Peter Clark: Convective-scale weather systems
  • Dr Hannah Cloke: Hydrology
  • Dr Helen Dacre: Weather systems and pollution transport
  • Professor Sue Grimmond: Urban Meteorology
  • Dr Suzanne Gray: Weather systems and convection
  • Professor Giles Harrison: Atmospheric electricity, novel instrumentation and clouds
  • Dr Kevin Hodges: Mid-latitude cyclones
  • Professor Robin Hogan: Cloud remote sensing and radiative transfer
  • Professor Sir Brian Hoskins FRS: Weather systems and climate processes
  • Professor Anthony Illingworth: Radar meteorology
  • Dr Peter Inness: Tropical meteorology
  • Professor John Methven: Dynamics of weather systems and airborne transport of atmospheric constituents
  • Dr Joaquim Pinto: Regional climate and synoptic meteorology
  • Dr Robert Plant: Atmospheric convection
  • Dr Miguel Teixeira: Theoretical boundary-layer meteorology
  • Dr Chris Westbrook: Cloud physics and radar remote sensing
  • Dr Paul Williams: Numerical modelling, geophysical fluid dynamics and climate dynamics
  • Dr Hilary Weller: Numerical modelling of the atmosphere
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