Caroline Dunning

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Research Interests:

  • East African climate
  • West African Monsoon
  • Rainfall seasonality
  • Climate variability and change
  • User-relevant metrics

Research Projects:

  • HyCristal: Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods in East Africa
  • Mars Cocoa and Climate Change
  • GCRF African SWIFT: Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques



Dunning, C.M., Black, E. and Allan, R.P. (2018) Later Wet Seasons with More Intense Rainfall over Africa under Future Climate Change, Journal of Climate, 31, 9719–9738, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0102.1 | Press Release

Dunning, C.M., Allan, R.P. and Black, E. (2017) Identification of deficiencies in seasonal rainfall simulated by CMIP5 climate models, Environmental Research Letters, 12(11), 114001, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa869e | Blog

Dunning, C.M., E Black, and R.P. Allan (2016) The onset and cessation of seasonal rainfall over Africa. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121 11,405-11,424, doi: 10.1002/2016JD025428 | Blog

Dunning, C. M., Turner, A. G., & Brayshaw, D. J. (2015). The impact of monsoon intraseasonal variability on renewable power generation in India. Environmental Research Letters, 10(6), 064002 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/6/064002.

Kolusu, S. R., Marsham, J. H., Mulcahy, J., Johnson, B., Dunning, C., Bush, M., & Spracklen, D. V. (2015). Impacts of Amazonia biomass burning aerosols assessed from short-range weather forecasts. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15(21), 12251-12266, doi:10.5194/acp-15-12251-2015.

Gray, S. L., Dunning, C. M., Methven, J., Masato, G., & Chagnon, J. M. (2014). Systematic model forecast error in Rossby wave structure. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(8), 2979-2987, doi: 10.1002/2014GL059282.

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