Dr Alex Baker

Research Scientist (NCAS)


Research Scientist in the High Resolution Climate Modelling (HRCM) research group, a long-standing collaboration between NCAS-Climate at the University of Reading and the Met Office Hadley Centre. Additionally, I am the administrator for HRCM's website and also sit on the Department of Meteorology's Research-funded Staff Forum as the representative for house, health and safety matters.

Research Interests:

  • Precipitation extremes and climate change
  • Extratropical cyclones and resolution sensitivity
  • Global high-resolution climate model evaluation
  • European climate and decadal variability
  • Palaeoclimate and water isotopes
  • East Asian monsoon climate

Research Projects:

  • PRIMAVERA: PRocess-based climate sIMulation: AdVances in high-resolution modelling and European climate Risk Assessment. PRIMAVERA is a European Union Horizon2020 project which aims "to develop a new generation of advanced and well-evaluated high-resolution global climate models, capable of simulating and predicting regional climate with unprecedented fidelity, for the benefit of governments, business and society in general." Within PRIMAVERA, I study the representation of European extreme precipitation in a new generation of high-resolution global climate models, both atmosphere-only and coupled, such as HadGEM3. I am particularly interested in how precipitation extremes are driven by mid-latitude phenomena, such as extratropical cyclones, and how extremes are associated with modes of large-scale atmospheric variability, such as the North Atlantic Oscillation, and ocean-atmosphere variability, such as the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. (Supervisors: Reinhard Schiemann and Pier Luigi Vidale.)

My research online:

Recent Publications:

Publications for alexander.baker@reading.ac.uk

Jump to: 2015 | 2014
Number of items: 2.


Baker, A. J., Sodemann, H., Baldini, J. U. L., Breitenbach, S. F. M., Johnson, K. R., van Hunen, J. and Zhang, P. (2015) Seasonality of westerly moisture transport in the East Asian summer monsoon and its implications for interpreting precipitation δ18O. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120 (12). pp. 5850-5862. ISSN 2169-8996 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JD022919


Baker, A. J., Mattey, D. P. and Baldini, J. U. L. (2014) Reconstructing modern stalagmite growth from cave monitoring, local meteorology, and experimental measurements of dripwater films. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 392. pp. 239-249. ISSN 0012-821X doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2014.02.036

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