Dr Jon Shonk

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Web Pages

Group pages: Tropical Group; Clouds Group; Radiation Group.

For more information on my research, click here to visit my home page.

Responsibilities

Lunchtime Seminar series organiser; WCD co-ordinator.

Research Interests

  • Creating better representations of clouds in climate models.
  • Improving the accuracy of radiative transfer calculations.
  • Improving the quality of ground-based retrievals of mixed-phase cloud optical properties.
  • Identifying causes of model drifts in climate simulations.

Research Projects

  • Specs: Seasonal-to-Decadal Climate Prediction for the Improvement of European Climate Services.
  • Preface: Enhancing Prediction of Tropical Atlantic Climate and Its Impact.

Recent Publications

  • Hogan, R J and Shonk, J K P; 2013. "Incorporating the Effects of 3D Radiative Transfer in the Presence of Clouds into Two-Stream Multi-Layer Radiation Schemes". Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences #70: 708–724. [PDF]
  • Shonk, J K P; 2013. "Introducing Meteorology: a Guide to Weather". Dunedin Academic Press.

  • Shonk, J K P; Hogan, R J and Manners, J; 2012. "Impact of Improved Representation of Horizontal and Vertical Cloud Structure in a Climate Model". Climate Dynamics #38: 2,365–2,376. [PDF]
  • Shonk, J K P and Hogan, R J; 2010. "Effect of Improving Representation of Horizontal and Vertical Cloud Structure on the Earth's Global Radiation Budget. Part Two: the Global Effects". Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society #136: 1,205–1,215. [PDF]
  • Shonk, J K P; Hogan, R J; Mace, G G and Edwards, J M; 2010. "Effect of Improving Representation of Horizontal and Vertical Cloud Structure on the Earth's Global Radiation Budget. Part One: the Parameterisation". Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society #136: 1,191–1,204. [PDF]
  • Shonk, J K P and Hogan, R J; 2008. "Tripleclouds: an Efficient Method for Representing Horizontal Cloud Inhomogeneity in 1D Radiation Schemes by Using Three Regions at Each Height". Journal of Climate #21: 2,352–2,370. [PDF]

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