Dr Thorwald Stein

Lecturer in Clouds

Web Pages:

Group: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~clouds

My Research: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~gx900737


Lecturer in Clouds (Academic Staff).

Research Interests:

  • The life cycles of clouds and convective storms.
  • Microphysical and dynamical processes leading to and resulting from precipitation.
  • Remote sensing (i.e. measuring) the water cycle from satellite and ground-based observations (water vapour, clouds, and precipitation).

Research Projects:

  • Global Challenges Research Fund African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (GCRF African SWIFT). (2017-2021)
  • Weather and Climate Science for Services Partnership - South Africa. (2016-2018)
  • Climate Science for Services Partnership - China. (2015-2018)
  • Dynamics-Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud Interactions in West Africa (DACCIWA). (2014-2015)
  • Triple-wavelength radar cloud-ice microphysical retrievals. (2014)
  • The Dynamical and Microphysical Evolution of Convective Storms : Using high-resolution observations from the Chilbolton radar to evaluate storm morphology in the Met Office weather prediction models (DYMECS). (2011-2014)
  • Scale interactions in the tropical atmosphere : Evaluating the mean vertical cloud structure in models at various horizontal resolutions with CloudSat and CALIPSO observations (Cascade). (2008-2011)

Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

  • Ben Courtier PhD candidate on cloud electrification and lightning.
  • Matt Feist PhD candidate on turbulence characteristics of convective storms.
  • Emmanuel Fontaine PDRA on CSSP China.
  • Will Keat PDRA on WCSSP South Africa.
  • Liam Till PhD candidate on updraft retrievals from Doppler radar data.

Recent Publications:

Publications for t.h.m.stein@reading.ac.uk

Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2011 | 2008
Number of items: 16.


Hawcroft, M., Dacre, H., Forbes, R., Hodges, K., Shaffrey, L. and Stein, T. (2017) Using satellite and reanalysis data to evaluate the representation of latent heating in extratropical cyclones in a climate model. Climate Dynamics, 48 (7). pp. 2255-2278. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3204-6

Stein, T. H. M., Holloway, C. E., Tobin, I. and Bony, S. (2017) Observed relationships between cloud vertical structure and convective aggregation over tropical ocean. Journal of Climate, 30 (6). pp. 2187-2207. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0125.1

Maidment, R. I., Grimes, D., Black, E., Tarnavsky, E., Young, M., Greatrex, H., Allan, R. P., Stein, T., Nkonde, E., Senkunda, S. and Alcántara, E. M. U. (2017) A new, long-term daily satellite-based rainfall dataset for operational monitoring in Africa. Scientific Data, 4. 170063. ISSN 2052-4463 doi: 10.1038/sdata.2017.63


Hill, P. G., Allan, R. P., Chiu, J. C. and Stein, T. H. M. (2016) A multi-satellite climatology of clouds, radiation and precipitation in southern West Africa and comparison to climate models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121 (18). 10,857-10,879. ISSN 2169-8996 doi: 10.1002/2016JD025246


Nicol, J., Hogan, R., Stein, T., Hanley, K., Clark, P., Halliwell, C. E., Lean, H. W. and Plant, R. S. (2015) Convective updraught evaluation in high-resolution NWP simulations using single-Doppler radar measurements. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141 (693). pp. 3177-3189. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.2602

Stein, T., Hogan, R., Clark, P., Halliwell, C., Hanley, K., Lean, H., Nicol, J. and Plant, R. S. (2015) The DYMECS project: a statistical approach for the evaluation of convective storms in high-resolution NWP models. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96 (6). pp. 939-951. ISSN 1520-0477 doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00279.1

Stein, T. H. M., Westbrook, C. D. and Nicol, J. (2015) Fractal geometry of aggregate snowflakes revealed by triple wavelength radar measurements. Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (1). pp. 176-183. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1002/2014GL062170

Hanley, K. E., Plant, R. S., Stein, T. H. M., Hogan, R. J., Nicol, J. C., Lean, H. W., Halliwell, C. and Clark, P. A. (2015) Mixing length controls on high resolution simulations of convective storms. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141 (686). pp. 272-284. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.2356

Stein, T. H. M., Parker, D. J., Hogan, R. J., Birch, C., Holloway, C. E., Lister, G., Marsham, J. H. and Woolnough, S. J. (2015) The representation of the West-African Monsoon vertical cloud structure in the Met Office Unified Model: an evaluation with CloudSat. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.2614


Stein, T. H. M., Hogan, R. J., Hanley, K. E., Nicol, J. C., Lean, H. W., Plant, R. S., Clark, P. A. and Halliwell, C. E. (2014) The three-dimensional morphology of simulated and observed convective storms over southern England. Monthly Weather Review, 142 (9). pp. 3264-3283. ISSN 1520-0493 doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-13-00372.1

Mann, J. A.L., Chiu, J. C., Hogan, R. J., O'Connor, E. J., l'Ecuyer, T. S., Stein, T. H. M. and Jefferson, A. (2014) Aerosol impacts on drizzle properties in warm clouds from ARM Mobile Facility maritime and continental deployments. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119 (7). pp. 4136-4148. ISSN 2169-8996 doi: 10.1002/2013JD021339


Stein, T. H. M., Parker, D. J., Delanoë, J., Dixon, N. S., Hogan, R. J., Knippertz, P., Maidment, R. I. and Marsham, J. H. (2011) The vertical cloud structure of the West African monsoon: a 4 year climatology using CloudSat and CALIPSO. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116. D22205. ISSN 2156–2202 doi: 10.1029/2011JD016029

Delanoe, J., Hogan, R., Forbes, R. M., Bodas-Salcedo, A. and Stein, T. H. M. (2011) Evaluation of ice cloud representation in the ECMWF and UK Met Office models using CloudSat and CALIPSO data. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137 (661). pp. 2064-2078. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.882

Stein, T. H. M., Delanoë, J. and Hogan, R. J. (2011) A comparison among four different retrieval methods for ice-cloud properties using data from CloudSat, CALIPSO, and MODIS. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50 (9). pp. 1952-1969. ISSN 1558-8432 doi: 10.1175/2011JAMC2646.1

Ball, R. C., Connaughton, C., Stein, T. H. M. and Zaboronski, O. (2011) Instantaneous gelation in Smoluchowski’s coagulation equation revisited. Physical Review E, 84 (1). 011111. ISSN 1550-2376 doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.84.011111


Horvai, P., Nazarenko, S. V. and Stein, T. H. M. (2008) Coalescence of particles by differential sedimentation. Journal of Statistical Physics, 130 (6). pp. 1177-1195. ISSN 1572-9613 doi: 10.1007/s10955-007-9466-y

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