Professor Bryan Lawrence

Professor of Weather and Climate Computing and Director of Models and Data - National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)

Web Pages:

My Research: http://home.badc.rl.ac.uk/lawrence

Responsibilities:

University of Reading: Professor of Weather and Climate Computing.
NCAS: Director of Models and Data (responsible for BADC and CMS).
STFC: Director of the Centre for Environmental Data Archival (
CEDA).

Research Interests:

  • Problems in Data Analysis for Atmospheric Science
  • Scientific Data Description and Publication
  • High Resolution and Coupled Climate Computing
  • Performance of Earth System Models
  • Gravity Wave and Physical Parameterisations in models
  • Stratospheric Processes

Research Projects:

My research groups at CEDA and CMS maintain links to projects of interest to me on their project pages (CEDA projects, CMS projects). Currently the two highest profile activities are:

  • The UK Joint Analysis Computing System: JASMIN
  • Infrastructure for the European Network for Earth System Simulation: IS-ENES2

Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

  • Annette Osprey, who is working on performance modelling of large computational jobs on high performance computers.
  • Matthew Jones, who is working on developing and exploiting parallel data analysis tools for environmental "big data".

Other interests

  • The use of Python in atmospheric science research and teaching.

Recent Publications:

Publications for b.n.lawrence@reading.ac.uk

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Number of items: 56.

2017

Balaji, V., Maisonnave, E., Zadeh, N., Lawrence, B. N., Biercamp, J., Fladrich, U., Aloisio, G., Benson, R., Caubel, A., Durachta, J., Foujols, M.-A., Lister, G., Mocavero, S., Underwood, S. and Wright, G. (2017) CPMIP: measurements of real computational performance of Earth system models in CMIP6. Geoscientific Model Development, 10 (1). pp. 19-34. ISSN 1991-9603 doi: 10.5194/gmd-10-19-2017

2016

Eyring, V., Gleckler, P. J., Heinze, C., Stouffer, R. J., Taylor, K. E., Balaji, V., Guilyardi, E., Joussaume, S., Kindermann, S., Lawrence, B. N., Meehl, G. A., Righi, M. and Williams, D. N. (2016) Towards improved and more routine Earth system model evaluation in CMIP. Earth System Dynamics, 7 (4). pp. 813-830. ISSN 2190-4987 doi: 10.5194/esd-7-813-2016

Jones, M., Blower, J., Lawrence, B. and Osprey, A. (2016) Investigating read performance of Python and NetCDF when using HPC parallel filesystems. In: Taufer, M. , Mohr, B. and Kunkel, J. M. (eds.) High Performance Computing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9945. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 153-168. ISBN 9783319460789 doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46079-6_12

Watson-Parris, D., Schutgens, N., Cook, N., Kipling, Z., Kershaw, P., Gryspeerdt, E., Lawrence, B. and Stier, P. (2016) Community Intercomparison Suite (CIS) v1.4.0: a tool for intercomparing models and observations. Geoscientific Model Development, 9 (9). pp. 3093-3110. ISSN 1991-9603 doi: 10.5194/gmd-9-3093-2016

2015

Parton, G. A., Donegan, S., Pascoe, S., Stephens, A., Ventouras, S. and Lawrence, B. N. (2015) MOLES3: implementing an ISO standards driven data catalogue. International Journal of Digital Curation, 10 (1). pp. 249-259. ISSN 1746-8256 doi: 10.2218/ijdc.v10i1.365

2014

Blower, J., Alegre, R., Bennett, V. L., Clifford, D., Kershaw, P. J., Lawrence, B., Lewis, J., Marsh, K., Nagni, M., O'Neill, A. and Phipps, R. (2014) Understanding climate data through commentary metadata: the CHARMe project. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 416. pp. 28-39. ISSN 1865-0929 doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-08425-1_4 (Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries -- TPDL 2013 Selected Workshops)

Osprey, A., Riley, G. D., Manjunathaiah, M. and Lawrence, B. (2014) The development of a data-driven application benchmarking approach to performance modelling. In: 2014 International Conference on High Performance Computing Simulation (HPCS), 21-25 July 2014, Bologna, Italy, pp. 715-723.

Moine, M.-P., Valcke, S., Lawrence, B. N., Pascoe, C., Ford, R. W., Alias, A., Balaji, V., Bentley, P., Devine, G., Callaghan, S. A. and Guilyardi, E. (2014) Development and exploitation of a controlled vocabulary in support of climate modelling. Geoscientific Model Development, 7 (2). pp. 479-493. ISSN 1991-9603 doi: 10.5194/gmd-7-479-2014

Bennett, V., Kershaw, P., Pritchard, M., Churchill, J., Del Cano Novales, C., Juckes, M., Pascoe, S., Pepler, S., Stephens, A., Lawrence, B., Muller, J.-P., Kaharbouche, S., Latter, B. and Styles, J. (2014) EO science from big EO data on the JASMIN-CEMS infrastructure. In: 2014 conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS’14), 12-14 November 2014, Frascati, pp. 53-55.

Mizielinski, M. S., Roberts, M. J., Vidale, P. L., Schiemann, R., Demory, M.-E., Strachan, J., Edwards, T., Stephens, A., Lawrence, B. N., Pritchard, M., Chiu, P., Iwi, A., Churchill, J., del Cano Novales, C., Kettleborough, J., Roseblade, W., Selwood, P., Foster, M., Glover, M. and Malcolm, A. (2014) High resolution global climate modelling; the UPSCALE project, a large simulation campaign. Geoscientific Model Development, 7 (4). pp. 1629-1640. ISSN 1991-9603 doi: 10.5194/gmdd-7-563-2014

2013

Lawrence, B. N. , Bennett, V. L., Churchill, J., Juckes, M., Kershaw, P., Pascoe, S., Pepler, S., Priitchard, M. and Stephens, A. (2013) Storing and manipulating environmental big data with JASMIN. In: IEEE Big Data, October 6-9, 2013, San Francisco.

Osprey, A., Lawrence, B., Manjunathaiah, M. and Riley, G. (2013) A benchmark-driven modelling approach for evaluating deployment choices on a multi-core architecture. In: Exascale Applications and Software Conference, Edinburgh, U.K.

Osprey, A., Riley, G., Manjunathaiah, M. and Lawrence, B. (2013) A benchmark-driven modelling approach for evaluating deployment choices on a multicore architecture. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel & Distributed Processing Techniques & Application (PDPTA'13), July 22-25 2013, Las Vegas.

2012

Lawrence, B.N., Balaji, V., Bentley, P., Callaghan, S., DeLuca, C., Denvil, S., Devine, G., Elkington, M., Ford, R.W., Guilyardi, E., Lautenschlager, M., Morgan, M., Moine, M.-P., Murphy, S., Pascoe, C., Ramthun, H., Slavin, P., Steenman-Clark, L., Toussaint, F., Treshansky, A. and Valcke, S. (2012) Describing Earth system simulations with the Metafor CIM. Geoscientific Model Development, 5 (6). pp. 1493-1500. ISSN 1991-9603 doi: 10.5194/gmd-5-1493-2012

Shaon, A., Callaghan, S., Lawrence, B. N., Matthews, B., Osborn, T., Harpham, C. and Woolf, A. (2012) Opening up climate research: A linked data approach to publishing data provenance. International Journal of Digital Curation, 7 (1). pp. 163-173. ISSN 1746-8256 doi: 10.2218/ijdc.v7i1.223

2011

Shaon, A., Callaghan, S., Lawrence, B., Matthews, B., Woolf, A., Osborn, T. and Harpham, C. (2011) A linked data approach to publishing complex scientific workflows. In: 2011 IEEE Seventh International Conference on eScience, 5-8 Dec 2011, Stockholm, pp. 303-310.

Williams, D. N., Lawrence, B. N., Lautenschlager, M., Middleton, D. and Balaji, V. (2011) The Earth System Grid Federation: delivering globally accessible petascale data for CMIP5. In: Proceedings of the 32nd Asia-Pacific Advanced Network Meeting, New Delhi, pp. 121-130.

Guilyardi, E., Balaji, V., Callaghan, S., DeLuca, C., Devine, G., Denvil, S., Ford, R., Pascoe, C., Lautenschlager, M., Lawrence, B. N., Steenman-Clark, L. and Valcke, S. (2011) The CMIP5 model and simulation documentation: a new standard for climate modelling metadata. CLIVAR Exchanges, 56: 16 (2). pp. 42-46. ISSN 1026-0471

Lawrence, B., Jones, C., Matthews, B., Pepler, S. and Callaghan, S. (2011) Citation and peer review of data: moving towards formal data publication. International Journal of Digital Curation, 6 (2). pp. 4-37. ISSN 1746-8256 doi: 10.2218/ijdc.v6i2.205

Williams, D. N., Taylor, K. E., Cinquini, L., Evans, B., Kawamiya, M., Lautenschlager, M., Lawrence, B., Middleton, D. and ESGF Contributors, (2011) The Earth System Grid Federation: software framework supporting CMIP5 data analysis and dissemination. CLIVAR Exchanges, 56: 16 (2). pp. 40-42.

Sayer, A. M., Poulsen, C. A., Arnold, C., Campmany, E., Dean, S., Ewen, G. B. L., Grainger, R. G., Lawrence, B. N., Siddans, R., Thomas, G. E. and Watts, P. D. (2011) Global retrieval of ATSR cloud parameters and evaluation (GRAPE): dataset assessment. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11 (8). pp. 3913-3936. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: 10.5194/acp-11-3913-2011

Kershaw, P., Ananthakrishnan, R., Cinquini, L., Heimbigner, D. and Lawrence, B. (2011) A modular access control architecture for the Earth system grid federation. In: International Conference on Grid Computing and Applications (GCA '11), 6-8 Jul 2011, Las Vegas, NV, pp. 3-9.

2010

Callaghan, S. A., Treshansky, A., Moine, M., Guilyardi, E., Alias, A., Balaji, V., Bojariu, R., Cofino, A. S., Denvil, S., Elkington, M., Ford, R., Kolaninski, M., Lautenschlager, M., Lawrence, B., Steenman-Clark, L. and Valcke, S. (2010) The METAFOR project: preserving data through metadata standards for climate models and simulations. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Digital Preservation Interoperability Framework Symposium, April 21 - 23 2010, Dresden, Germany , 6:1-6:8.

Thomas, G. E., Poulsen, C. A., Siddans, R., Sayer, A. M., Carboni, E., Marsh, S. H., Dean, S. M., Grainger, R. G. and Lawrence, B. N. (2010) Validation of the GRAPE single view aerosol retrieval for ATSR-2 and insights into the long term global AOD trend over the ocean. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10 (10). pp. 4849-4866. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: 10.5194/acp-10-4849-2010

2009

Lowe, D., Woolf, A., Lawrence, B. and Pascoe, S. (2009) Integrating the Climate Science Modelling Language with geospatial software and services. International Journal of Digital Earth, 2 (S1). pp. 29-39. ISSN 1753-8955 doi: 10.1080/17538940902866161

Lawrence, B., Lowry, R., Miller, P., Snaith, H. and Woolf, A. (2009) Information in environmental data grids. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 367 (1890). pp. 1003-1014. ISSN 1364-503X doi: 10.1098/rsta.2008.0237

Latham, S.E., Cramer, R., Grant, M., Kershaw, P., Lawrence, B., Lowry, R., Lowe, D., O'Neill, K., Miller, P., Pascoe, S., Pritchard, M., Snaith, H. and Woolf, A. (2009) The NERC DataGrid services. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 367 (1890). pp. 1015-1019. ISSN 1364-503X doi: 10.1098/rsta.2008.0238

Juckes, M. and Lawrence, B. (2009) Inferred variables in data assimilation: quantifying sensitivity to inaccurate error statistics. Tellus Series A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 61 (1). pp. 129-143. ISSN 1600-0870 doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0870.2008.00376.x

Thomas, G. E., Poulsen, C. A., Sayer, A. M., Marsh, S. H., Dean, S. M., Carboni, E., Siddans, R., Grainger, R. G. and Lawrence, B. N. (2009) The GRAPE aerosol retrieval algorithm. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 2 (2). pp. 679-701. ISSN 1867-8548 doi: 10.5194/amt-2-679-2009

2008

Bulgin, C. E., Palmer, P.I., Thomas, G.E., Arnold, C.P.G., Campmany, E., Carboni, E., Grainger, R.G., Poulsen, C., Siddans, R. and Lawrence, B. (2008) Regional and seasonal variations of the Twomey indirect effect as observed by the ATSR-2 satellite instrument. Geophysical Research Letters, 35. L02811. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1029/2007GL031394

2007

Dean, S. M., Flowerdew, J., Lawrence, B. N. and Eckermann, S. D. (2007) Parameterisation of orographic cloud dynamics in a GCM. Climate Dynamics, 28 (6). pp. 581-597. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: 10.1007/s00382-006-0202-0

2006

Jones, C. and Lawrence, B. (2006) CLADDIER: Citation, location and deposition in discipline and institutional repositories. D-Lib Magazine, 12 (2). ISSN 1082-9873

Juckes, M. and Lawrence, B. (2006) Data assimilation for re-analyses: potential gains from full use of post-analysis-time observations. Tellus A, 58 (2). pp. 171-178. ISSN 1600-0870 doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0870.2006.00167.x

Fraser, G. J., Marsh, S. H., Baggaley, W. J., Bennett, R. G. T., Lawrence, B. N., McDonald, A. J. and Plank, G. E. (2006) Small-scale structures in common-volume meteor wind measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 68 (3-5). pp. 317-322. ISSN 1364-6826 doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2005.03.016

2005

Dean, S., Lawrence, B.N., Grainger, R. and Heuff, D. (2005) Orographic cloud in a GCM: the missing cirrus. Climate Dynamics, 24 (7). pp. 771-780. ISSN 0930-7575

Woolf, A., Cramer, R., Gutierrez, M., Dam, K.K., Kondapalli, S., Latham, S., Lawrence, B., Lowry, R. and O'Neill, K. (2005) Standards-based data interoperability in the climate sciences. Meteorological Applications, 12 (1). pp. 9-22. ISSN 1469-8080

2004

Ajtic, J., Connor, B. J., Lawrence, B. N., Bodeker, G. E., Hoppel, K. W., Rosenfield, J. E. and Heuff, D. N. (2004) Dilution of the Antarctic ozone hole into southern midlatitudes, 1998-2000. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109 (D17). D17107. ISSN 0148-0227 doi: 10.1029/2003JD004500

Grant, J., Grainger, R. G., Lawrence, B. N., Fraser, G. J., Von Biel, H. A., Heuff, D. N. and Plank, G. E. (2004) Retrieval of mesospheric electron densities using an optimal estimation inverse method. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 66 (5). pp. 381-392. ISSN 1364-6826 doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2003.12.006

2003

Ajtic, J., Connor, B. J., Randall, C. E., Lawrence, B. N., Bodecker, G. E., Rosenfeld, J. E. and Heuff, D. N. (2003) Antarctic air over New Zealand following vortex breakdown in 1998. Annales Geophysicae, 21 (11). pp. 2175-2183. ISSN 0992-7689 doi: 10.5194/angeo-21-2175-2003

Stephens, A., Marsh, K. P. and Lawrence, B. N. (2003) Presenting a multi-terabyte dataset via the web. Proceedings of the ECMWF Ninth Workshop on Meteorological Operational Systems.

2001

Gray, L.J., Drysdale, E.F., Lawrence, B. N. and Dunkerton, T.J. (2001) Model studies of the interannual variability of the northern-hemisphere stratospheric winter circulation: the role of the quasi-biennial oscillation. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 127 (574). pp. 1413-1432. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.49712757416

Lawrence, B. N. (2001) A gravity-wave induced quasi-biennial oscillation in a three-dimensional mechanistic model. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 127 (576). pp. 2005-2021. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1256/smsqj.57607

Osprey, S.M. and Lawrence, B.N. (2001) A possible mechanism for in situ forcing of planetary waves in the summer extratropical mesosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 28 (7). pp. 1183-1186. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1029/2000GL011984

2000

Frame, D. J., Lawrence, B. N., Fraser, G. J. and Burrage, M. D. (2000) A comparison between mesospheric wind measurements made near Christchurch (44 S, 173 E) using the high resolution doppler imager (HRDI) and a medium frequency (MF) radar. Annales Geophysicae, 18 (5). pp. 555-565. ISSN 0992-7689 doi: 10.1007/s00585-000-0555-3

1999

Rosier, S. M. and Lawrence, B. N. (1999) The January 1992 stratospheric sudden warming: A role for tropical inertial instability? Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 125 (559). pp. 2575-2596. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.49712555912

1998

Plagmann, M., Marsh, S. H., Baggaley, W. J., Bennett, R. G. T., Deutsch, K. A., Fraser, G. J., Hernandez, G., Lawrence, B. N., Plank, G. E. and Smith, R. W. (1998) Annual variation of airglow heights derived from wind measurements. Geophysical Research Letters, 25 (24). pp. 4457-4460. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1029/1998GL900212

1997

Lawrence, B.N. (1997) The Effect of Parameterized Gravity Wave Drag on Simulations of the Middle Atmosphere During Northern Winter 1991/1992-General Evolution. NATO ASI SERIES I GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, 50. pp. 291-308.

Lawrence, B. N. (1997) Some aspects of the sensitivity of stratospheric climate simulation to model lid height. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ALL SERIES-, 102. p. 23. doi: 10.1029/97JD01771

1996

Lawrence, B. N. and Randel, W.J. (1996) Variability in the mesosphere observed by the Nimbus 6 pressure modulator radiometer. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ALL SERIES-, 101. p. 23. doi: 10.1029/96JD01652

Joshi, M. M., Lawrence, B. N. and Lewis, S. R. (1996) The effect of spatial variations in unresolved topography on gravity wave drag in the Martian atmosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 23 (21). pp. 2927-2930. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1029/96GL02758

1995

Lawrence, B. N., Fraser, G.J., Vincent, R.A. and Phillips, A. (1995) The 4-day wave in the Antarctic mesosphere. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ALL SERIES-, 100. p. 18. doi: 10.1029/95JD01168.

Joshi, M. M., Lawrence, B. N. and Lewis, S. R. (1995) Gravity wave drag in three-dimensional atmospheric models of Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100 (E10). pp. 21235-21245. ISSN 0148-0227 doi: 10.1029/95JE02486

Stone, E. M., Stanford, J. L., Ziemke, J. R., Allen, D. R., Taylor, F. W., Rodgers, C. D., Lawrence, B. N., Fishbein, E. F., Elson, L. S. and Waters, J. W. (1995) Space-time integrity of improved stratospheric and mesospheric sounder and microwave limb sounder temperature fields at Kelvin wave scales. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100 (D7). pp. 14089-14096. ISSN 0148-0227 doi: 10.1029/95JD01171

1994

Rosier, S., Lawrence, B. N., Andrews, D. and Taylor, F. (1994) Dynamical evolution of the Northern stratosphere in early winter 1991-92, as observed by the improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder. Journal of the atmospheric sciences, 51 (20). pp. 2783-2799. doi: 10.1175/1520-0469(1994)051<2783:DEOTNS>2.0.CO;2

Ruth, S., Remedios, J., Lawrence, B. N. and Taylor, F. (1994) Measurements of N2O by the UARS improved stratospheric and mesospheric sounder during the early northern winter 1991/92. Journal of the atmospheric sciences, 51 (20). pp. 2818-2833. doi: 10.1175/1520-0469(1994)051<2818:MONBTI>2.0.CO;2

1993

Reburn, W. J., Remedios, J. J., Ballard, J., Lawrence, B. N. and Taylor, F. W. (1993) Measurements of stratospheric NO2 by the improved stratospheric and mesospheric sounder. Geophysical Research Letters, 20 (12). pp. 1231-1234. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1029/93GL01340

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