Dr Andrew Turner

Lecturer in Monsoon Systems (joint with NCAS-Climate)

Web Pages:

Group: http://ncas-climate.nerc.ac.uk

My Research: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~sws05agt

Homepage: www.monsoon.org.uk


Associate Professor in Monsoon Systems

Research Interests:

  • Fundamental monsoon processes
  • Tropical variability and predictability
  • Monsoon-ENSO teleconnections and mean state-dependence

Research Projects:

  • Robust Spatial Projections of Real-World Climate Change (REAL Projections; 2016-2020), NERC-funed consortium led by Prof. Mat Collins at University of Exeter. Other UoR Co-Investigators are Ed Hawkins as lead and Rowan Sutton
  • Better understanding of Interregional Teleconnections for prediction in the Monsoon and Poles (BITMAP; 2016-2019) under the Belmont Forum/JPI-Climate Collaborative Research Action on Climate Predictability and Interregional linkages. Co-Investigators are Len Shaffrey (UoR), Valerio Lucarini (Hamburg), Ashis Mitra and EN Rajagopal (NCMRWF, India)
  • Interaction of Convective Organisation and Monsoon Precipitation, Atmosphere, Surface and Sea (INCOMPASS, 2015-2018). This project involves a ground and airborne field campaign in 2016, using the FAAM aircraft
  • CSSP-Tibetan Plateau (MESETA, 2015-2018), investigating the relative role of dynamic and thermodynamic forcing on the Asian monsoon and participating in the Global Monsoon MIP, and understanding Tibetan Plateau Vortices (TPVs) and their downstream impacts on East Asia. Project PI is Dr Reinhard Schiemann
  • CSSP Drivers of variability in the East Asian monsoon (DREAM, 2015-2018). Project PI is Dr Nick Klingaman. With Co-Is Prof. Pier-Luigi Vidale and Dr Marie-Estelle Demory
  • Improving Model Processes for African climate (IMPALA; 2015-2018) project under the DFID/NERC Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) programme (led by Dr Richard Graham/Dr Cath Senior at the Met Office
  • Monsoon Mission: India Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) (2014-2017)

Postdoctoral supervision:

  • Mr Kieran Hunt works on the BITMAP project (2016-2019), with Prof. Len Shaffrey
  • Co-supervision of Dr Mike Wong on CSSP-Tibetan Plateau/MESETA project (2015-2018), led by Dr Reinhard Schiemann
  • Co-supervision of Dr Julia Curio on CSSP-Tibetan Plateau/MESETA project (2015-2018), led by Dr Reinhard Schiemann
  • Co-supervision of Dr Liang Guo on CSSP-DREAM project (2015-2018), led by Dr Nick Klingaman
  • Co-supervision of Dr Claudia Stephan on CSSP-DREAM project (2015-2018), led by Dr Nick Klingaman
  • Dr Linda Hirons on the IMPALA project (2015-2018)
  • Dr Arathy Menon on the INCOMPASS project (2015-2018)
  • Dr Amulya Chevuturi on Indian Monsoon Mission project (2016-2017), with Dr Steve Woolnough

Graduate student supervision:

  • Ying Ying Toh is a third-year PhD student co-supervised by Dr Chris Holloway and funded by the Malaysian government, working on The role of Southeast Asia and Maritime Continent in tropical climate variability and teleconnections
  • Karl JohariChan is a first-year PhD student co-supervised by Dr Nick Klingaman on Coupled ocean-atmosphere-land interactions in observations of the 2016 monsoon from the INCOMPASS and BoBBLE field campaigns

Other interests:

  • Associate Editor of the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Co-chair of the WCRP GEWEX/CLIVAR Monsoons Panel

Recent Publications:

Publications for a.g.turner@reading.ac.uk

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Number of items: 42.


Guo, L., Klingaman, N. P., Vidale, P. L., Turner, A. G., Demory, M.-E. and Cobb, A. (2017) Contribution of tropical cyclones to atmospheric moisture transport and rainfall over East Asia. Journal of Climate, 30 (10). pp. 3853-3865. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0308.1

Toh, Y. Y., Turner, A. G., Johnson, S. J. and Holloway, C. E. (2017) Maritime continent seasonal climate biases in AMIP experiments of the CMIP5 multimodel ensemble. Climate Dynamics. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: 10.1007/s00382-017-3641-x

Hunt, K. M. R. and Turner, A. G. (2017) The effect of horizontal resolution on Indian monsoon depressions in the Met Office NWP model. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.3030 (In Press)

Johnson, S. J., Turner, A., Woolnough, S., Martin, G. and MacLachlan, C. (2017) An assessment of Indian monsoon seasonal forecasts and mechanisms underlying monsoon interannual variability in the Met Office GloSea5-GC2 system. Climate Dynamics, 48 (5). pp. 1447-1465. ISSN 1432-0894 doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3151-2


Jayakumar, A., Turner, A., Johnson, S., Rajagopal, E., Mohandas, S. and Mitra, A. (2016) Boreal summer sub-seasonal variability of the South Asian monsoon in the Met Office GloSea5 initialized coupled model. Climate Dynamics. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3423-x

Zhou, T., Turner, A. G., Kinter, J. L., Wang, B., Qian, Y., Chen, X., Wu, B., Wang, B., Liu, B., Zou, L. and Bian, H. (2016) GMMIP (v1.0) contribution to CMIP6: Global Monsoons Model Inter-comparison Project. Geoscientific Model Development, 9 (10). pp. 3589-3604. ISSN 1991-9603 doi: 10.5194/gmd-9-3589-2016

Hunt, K. M. R., Turner, A. G. and Parker, D. E. (2016) The spatiotemporal structure of precipitation in Indian monsoon depressions. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142 (701). pp. 3195-3210. ISSN 0035-9009 doi: 10.1002/qj.2901

Hunt, K. M. R., Turner, A. G., Inness, P. M., Parker, D. E. and Levine, R. C. (2016) On the structure and dynamics of Indian monsoon depressions. Monthly Weather Review, 144 (9). pp. 3391-3416. ISSN 0027-0644 doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-15-0138.1

Willetts, P., Turner, A., Martin, G., Mrudula, G., Hunt, K., Parker, D., Taylor, C., Birch, C. and Mitra, A. (2016) The 2015 Indian summer monsoon onset - phenomena, forecasting and research flight planning. Weather. ISSN 1477-8696 (In Press)

Parker, D. J., Willetts, P., Birch, C., Turner, A. G., Marsham, J. H., Taylor, C. M., Kolusu, S. and Martin, G. M. (2016) The interaction of moist convection and mid-level dry air in the advance of the onset of the Indian monsoon. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142 (699). pp. 2256-2272. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.2815

Zhang, W., Li, H., Stuecker, M. F., Jin, F.-F. and Turner, A. (2016) A new understanding of El Niño's impact over East Asia: dominance of the ENSO combination mode. Journal of Climate, 29 (12). pp. 4347-4359. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0104.1

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

Guo, L., Turner, A. G. and Highwood, E. J. (2016) Local and remote impacts of aerosol species on Indian summer monsoon rainfall in a GCM. Journal of Climate, 29 (19). pp. 6937-6955. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0728.1


Prakash, S., Mitra, A. K., Momin, I. M. , Rajagopal, E. N., Basu, S., Collins, M., Turner, A. G., Achuto Rao, K. and Ashok, K. (2015) Seasonal intercomparison of observational rainfall datasets over India during the southwest monsoon season. International Journal of Climatology, 35 (9). pp. 2326-2338. ISSN 0899-8418 doi: 10.1002/joc.4129

Zhang, W., Li, H., Jin, F. F., Stuecker, M. F., Turner, A. G. and Klingaman, N. P. (2015) The annual-cycle modulation of meridional asymmetry in ENSO’s atmospheric response and its dependence on ENSO zonal structure. Journal of Climate, 28 (14). pp. 5795-5812. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00724.1

Guo, L., Turner, A. and Highwood, E. (2015) Impacts of 20th century aerosol emissions on the South Asian monsoon in the CMIP5 models. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (11). pp. 6367-6378. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: 10.5194/acp-15-6367-2015

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

Bush, S. J., Turner, A. G., Woolnough, S. J., Martin, G. M. and Klingaman, N. P. (2015) The effect of increased convective entrainment on Asian monsoon biases in the MetUM General Circulation Model. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141 (686). pp. 311-326. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.2371

Zhang, W., Wang, Y., Jin, F.-F., Stuecker, M. F. and Turner, A. G. (2015) Impact of different El Niño types on the El Niño/IOD relationship. Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (20). pp. 8570-8576. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1002/2015GL065703


Zhang, W., Jin, F.-F. and Turner, A. (2014) Increasing Autumn drought over Southern China associated with ENSO regime shift. Geophysical Research Letters, 41 (11). pp. 4020-4026. ISSN 1944-8007 doi: 10.1002/2014GL060130


Sperber, K. R., Annamalai, H., Kang, I.-S., Kitoh, A., Moise, A., Turner, A., Wang, B. and Zhou, T. (2013) The Asian summer monsoon: an intercomparison of CMIP5 vs. CMIP3 simulations of the late 20th century. Climate Dynamics, 41 (9-10). pp. 2711-2744. ISSN 1432-0894 doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1607-6

Collins, M., AchutaRao, K., Ashok, K., Bhandari, S., Karumuri, A., Mitra, A., Prakash, S., Srivistava, R. and Turner, A. (2013) Observational challenges in evaluating climate models. Nature Climate Change, 3. pp. 940-941. ISSN 1758-6798 doi: 10.1038/nclimate2012

Levine, R.C., Turner, A., Marathayil, D. and Martin, G. (2013) The role of northern Arabian Sea surface temperature biases in CMIP5 model simulations and future projections of Indian summer monsoon rainfall. Climate Dynamics, 41 (1). pp. 155-172. ISSN 1432-0894 doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1656-x

Hannachi, A. and Turner, A. G. (2013) Isomap nonlinear dimensionality reduction and bimodality of Asian monsoon convection. Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (8). pp. 1653-1658. ISSN 1944-8007 doi: 10.1002/grl.50351

Marathayil, D., Turner, A. G., Shaffrey, L. C. and Levine, R. C. (2013) Systematic winter sea-surface temperature biases in the northern Arabian Sea in HiGEM and the CMIP3 models. Environmental Research Letters, 8 (1). 014028. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014028

Guo, L., Highwood, E., Shaffrey, L. and Turner, A. (2013) The effect of regional changes in anthropogenic aerosols on rainfall of the East Asian summer monsoon. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13. pp. 1521-1534. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: 10.5194/acp-13-1521-2013

Joshi, M., Turner, A. G. and Hope, C. (2013) The use of land-sea warming contrast under climate change to improve impact metrics. Climatic Change, 117 (4). pp. 951-960. ISSN 0165-0009 doi: 10.1007/s10584-013-0715-6

Hannachi, A. and Turner, A. G. (2013) 20th century intraseasonal Asian monsoon dynamics viewed from Isomap. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 20 (5). pp. 725-741. ISSN 1607-7946 doi: 10.5194/npg-20-725-2013


Turner, A. G., Joshi, M., Robertson, E. S. and Woolnough, S. J. (2012) The effect of Arabian Sea optical properties on SST biases and the South Asian summer monsoon in a coupled GCM. Climate Dynamics, 39 (3-4). pp. 811-826. ISSN 1432-0894 doi: 10.1007/s00382-011-1254-3

Turner, A. G. and Annamalai, H. (2012) Climate change and the South Asian summer monsoon. Nature Climate Change, 2. pp. 587-595. ISSN 1758-678X doi: 10.1038/nclimate1495

Krishnan, R., Sabin, T. P., Ayantika, D. C., Kitoh, A., Sugi, M., Murakami, H., Turner, A. G. , Slingo, J. M. and Rajendran, K. (2012) Will the South Asian monsoon overturning circulation stabilize any further? Climate Dynamics, 40 (1-2). pp. 187-211. ISSN 1432-0894 doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1317-0

Levine, R. C. and Turner, A. G. (2012) Dependence of Indian monsoon rainfall on moisture fluxes across the Arabian Sea and the impact of coupled model sea surface temperature biases. Climate Dynamics, 38 (11-12). pp. 2167-2190. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: 10.1007/s00382-011-1096-z


Turner, A. G. and Slingo, J. M. (2011) Using idealized snow forcing to test teleconnections with the Indian summer monsoon in the Hadley Centre GCM. Climate Dynamics, 36 (9-10). pp. 1717-1735. ISSN 1432-0894 doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0805-3

Turner, A. G., Sperber, K. , Slingo, J. M., Meehl, G. , Mechoso, C. R. , Kimoto , M. and Giannini, A. (2011) Modelling monsoons: understanding and predicting current and future behaviour. In: Chang , C.-P. , Ding, Y., Lau, G. N.-C., Johnson, R. H., Wang, B. and Yasunari, T. (eds.) The global monsoon system: research and forecast, 2nd edition. World scientific series on Asia-Pacific weather and climate, 5. World Scientific/WMO, London Singapore New Jersey, pp. 421-454. ISBN 9789814343404


Woollings, T. , Hannachi, A. , Hoskins, B. and Turner, A. (2010) A regime view of the North Atlantic Oscillation and its response to anthropogenic forcing. Journal of Climate, 23 (6). pp. 1291-1307. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/2009JCLI3087.1

Turner, A. G. and Hannachi, A. (2010) Is there regime behavior in monsoon convection in the late 20th century? Geophysical Research Letters, 37. L16706. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1029/2010GL044159


Turner, A. G. and Slingo, J. M. (2009) Subseasonal extremes of precipitation and active-break cycles of the Indian summer monsoon in a climate-change scenario. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 135 (640). pp. 549-567. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.401

Turner, A. G. and Slingo, J. M. (2009) Uncertainties in future projections of extreme precipitation in the Indian monsoon region. Atmospheric Science Letters, 10 (3). pp. 152-158. ISSN 1530-261X doi: 10.1002/asl.223


Hannachi, A. and Turner, A. G. (2008) Preferred structures in large-scale circulation and the effect of doubling greenhouse gas concentration in HadCM3. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 134 (631). pp. 469-480. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.236


Turner, A.G., Inness, P.M. and Slingo, J.M. (2007) The effect of doubled CO2 and model basic state biases on the monsoon-ENSO system. I: Mean response and interannual variability. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 133 (626). pp. 1143-1157. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.82

Turner, A.G., Inness, P.M. and Slingo, J.M. (2007) The effect of doubled CO2 and model basic state biases on the monsoon-ENSO system. II: Changing ENSO regimes. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 133. pp. 1159-1173. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.83


Turner, A.G., Inness, P.M. and Slingo, J.M. (2005) The role of the basic state in the ENSO-monsoon relationship and implications for predictability. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 131 (607). pp. 781-804. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1256/qj.04.70

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