Dr Reinhard Schiemann

Senior Research Scientist (NCAS Climate)

Responsibilities:

I am a Senior Reseach Scientist in the Global High-resolution Climate Modelling Group, a long-standing collaboration between NCAS Climate at the University of Reading and the UK Met Office Hadley Centre.

Research Interests:

  • Climate model evaluation
    • hydroclimatology
    • mid-latitude extremes and their atmospheric drivers (e.g., blocking)
  • Global High Resolution Climate Modelling
  • Climates of Central and East Asia
  • Observed land precipitation
    • uncertainty in gridded datasets
    • radar-gauge blending and climate reconstruction techniques

Research Projects:

  • MESETA (Modelling physical and dynamical proceses over the Tibetan Plateau and their regional effects over East Asia) is a project within the China-UK Climate Science for Service Partnership (CSSP China). In MESETA, we study the role of the Tibetan Plateau for atmospheric circulation and surface impacts over the Plateau and East Asia (with Julia Curio, Kai Chi ("Mike") Wong, and Andrew Turner). I am the MESETA Principal Investigator.
  • PRIMAVERA is an EU Horizon 2020 project involving 19 partners across Europe to advance high-resolution global climate modelling. PRIMAVERA is lead by the UK Met Office and the University of Reading. I am the University of Reading lead of PRIMAVERA Work Package 1 on the development of metrics for climate model evaluation. Our specific interests concern the representation in models of extreme precipitation (with Alex Baker) and of atmospheric blocking.
  • UPSCALE (UK on PRACE: weather resolving Simulations of Climate for globAL Environmental risk): In this project, we have conducted global simulations of present and future climates at a very high model resolution (about 25 km grid spacing). We find that the simulation of some important phenomena (for example, tropical cyclones, blocking) critically depends on model resolution.

Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

  • Alex Baker is a research scientist in the PRIMAVERA project. Alex studies the representation of extreme European precipitation in a new generation of high-resolution global climate models, and how these extremes are associated with modes of variability such as the NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation) and the AMO (Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation). (Supervisor, with Pier Luigi Vidale)
  • Julia Curio is a research scientist in the MESETA project. Julia studies Tibetan Plateau Vortices and how they are represented in the MetUM climate model and in reanalyses. (Supervisor, with Andrew Turner and Kevin Hodges)
  • Kai Chi ("Mike") Wong is a research scientist in the MESETA project. Mike conducts climate model sensitivity experiments to study how the high Asian topography influences the Asian monsoon. (Co-supervisor, with Andrew Turner)
  • Sally Woodhouse is a NERC SCENARIO PhD student investigating fluxes of heat and freshwater into and out of the Arctic in coupled high-resolution versions of the MetUM climate model. (Co-supervisor, with Len Shaffrey, as well as Yevgeny Aksenov and Sheldon Bacon at the National Oceanography Centre)
  • Charles Roberts is a computational and data scientist with NCAS CMS and the Global High-resolution Climate Modelling Group.
(last update: 04/01/2017)

Recent Publications:

Publications for r.k.schiemann@reading.ac.uk

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Number of items: 20.

2017

Ogata, T., Johnson, S. J., Schiemann, R., Demory, M.-E., Mizuta, R., Yoshida, K. and Arakawa, O. (2017) The resolution sensitivity of the Asian summer monsoon and its inter-model comparison between MRI-AGCM and MetUM. Climate Dynamics. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3517-5

Fang, Y., Wu, P., Mizielinski, M. S., Roberts, M. J., Wu, T., Li, B., Vidale, P. L., Demory, M.-E. and Schiemann, R. (2017) High-resolution simulation of the boreal summer intra-seasonal oscillation in Met Office unified model. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143 (702). pp. 362-373. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.2927

Schiemann, R., Demory, M.-E., Shaffrey, L. C., Strachan, J., Vidale, P. L., Mizielinski, M. S., Roberts, M. J., Matsueda, M., Wehner, M. F. and Jung, T. (2017) The resolution sensitivity of Northern Hemisphere blocking in four 25-km atmospheric global circulation models. Journal of Climate, 30 (1). pp. 337-358. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0100.1

2016

Zhang, L., Wu, P., Zhou, T., Roberts, M. J. and Schiemann, R. (2016) Added value of high resolution models in simulating global precipitation characteristics. Atmospheric Science Letters, 17 (12). pp. 646-657. ISSN 1530-261X doi: 10.1002/asl.715

Johnson, S. J., Levine, R. C., Turner, A. G., Martin, G. M., Woolnough, S. J., Schiemann, R., Mizielinski, M. S., Roberts, M. J., Vidale, P. L., Demory, M.-E. and Strachan, J. (2016) The resolution sensitivity of the South Asian monsoon and Indo-Pacific in a global 0.35◦ AGCM. Climate Dynamics, 46 (3-4). pp. 807-831. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2614-1

Vellinga, M., Roberts, M., Vidale, P. L., Mizielinski, M. S., Demory, M.-E., Schiemann, R., Strachan, J. and Bain, C. (2016) Sahel decadal rainfall variability and the role of model horizontal resolution. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (1). pp. 326-333. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1002/2015GL066690

2015

Birch, C. E., Roberts, M. J., Garcia-Carreras, L., Ackerley, D., Reeder, M. J., Lock, A. P. and Schiemann, R. (2015) Sea-breeze dynamics and convection initiation: the influence of convective parameterization in weather and climate model biases. Journal of Climate, 28 (20). pp. 8093-8108. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00850.1

Roberts, M. J., Vidale, P. L., Mizielinski, M. S., Demory, M.-E., Schiemann, R., Strachan, J., Hodges, K., Bel, R. and Camp, J. (2015) Tropical cyclones in the UPSCALE ensemble of high resolution global climate models. Journal of Climate, 28 (2). pp. 574-596. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00131.1

2014

Schiemann, R., Demory, M.-E., Mizielinski, M. S., Roberts, M. J., Shaffrey, L. C., Strachan, J. and Vidale, P. L. (2014) The sensitivity of the tropical circulation and Maritime Continent precipitation to climate model resolution. Climate Dynamics, 42 (9-10). pp. 2455-2468. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: 10.1007/s00382-013-1997-0

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

Demory, M.-E., Vidale, P. L., Roberts, M. J., Berrisford, P., Strachan, J., Schiemann, R. and Mizielinski, M. S. (2013) The role of horizontal resolution in simulating drivers of the global hydrological cycle. Climate Dynamics, 42 (7-8). pp. 2201-2225. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: 10.1007/s00382-013-1924-4

2011

Schiemann, R., Erdin, R., Willi, M., Frei, C., Berenguer, M. and Sempere-Torres, D. (2011) Geostatistical radar-raingauge combination with nonparametric correlograms: methodological considerations and application in Switzerland. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15 (5). pp. 1515-1536. ISSN 1027-5606 doi: 10.5194/hess-15-1515-2011

2010

Schiemann, R., Liniger, M. A. and Frei, C. (2010) Reduced space optimal interpolation of daily rain gauge precipitation in Switzerland. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115. D14109. ISSN 0148-0227 doi: 10.1029/2009JD013047

Philipp, A., Bartholy, J., Beck, C., Erpicum, M., Esteban, P., Fettweis, X., Huth, R., James, P., Jourdain, S., Kreienkamp, F., Krennert, T., Lykoudis, S., Michalides, S. C., Pianko-Kluczynska, K., Post, P., Alvarez, D. R., Schiemann, R., Spekat, A. and Tymvios, F. S. (2010) Cost733cat: a database of weather and circulation type classifications. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 35 (9-12). pp. 360-373. ISSN 1474-7065 doi: 10.1016/j.pce.2009.12.010

2009

Schiemann, R. and Frei, C. (2009) How to quantify the resolution of surface climate by circulation types: an example for Alpine precipitation. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 35 (9-12). pp. 403-410. ISSN 1474-7065 doi: 10.1016/j.pce.2009.09.005

2008

Schiemann, R., Lüthi, D. and Schär, C. (2008) Seasonality and interannual variability of the westerly jet in the Tibetan Plateau region. Journal of Climate, 22 (11). pp. 2940-2957. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/2008JCLI2625.1

2007

Schiemann, R., Lüthi, D., Vidale, P. L. and Schär, C. (2007) The precipitation climate of Central Asia: intercomparison of observational and numerical data sources in a remote semiarid region. International Journal of Climatology, 28 (3). pp. 295-314. ISSN 0899-8418 doi: 10.1002/joc.1532

Schiemann, R., Glazirina, M. G. and Schär, C. (2007) On the relationship between the Indian summer monsoon and river flow in the Aral Sea basin. Geophysical Research Letters, 34. L05706. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1029/2006GL028926

2005

Schiemann, R., Bachmann, M. and Janke, W. (2005) Exact enumeration of three-dimensional lattice proteins. Computer Physics Communications, 166 (1). pp. 8-16. ISSN 0010-4655 doi: 10.1016/j.cpc.2004.09.011

Schiemann, R., Bachmann, M. and Janke, W. (2005) Exact sequence analysis for three-dimensional hydrophobic-polar lattice proteins. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 122 (11). 114705. ISSN 0021-9606 doi: 10.1063/1.1814941

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