Dr Maarten Ambaum

Associate Professor in Theoretical Meteorology

Web Pages:

Group: http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~dynamic

My research: http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~sws97mha

Responsibilities:

Head of Department (Finance and support staff)

Research Interests:

  • Thermodynamics of the climate system
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics
  • Electrical properties of cloud drops
  • Bayesian statistics

Research Projects:

  • Transitions Between Suppressed and Active Convection Coupled to Large-Scale Tropical Circulations

Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

  • Lenka Novak on energetics of jet stream and storm track variability.
  • Jan Kamieniecki on thermodynamics of radiative-convective models.

Other interests

  • Art-science collaboration

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Recent Publications:

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Number of items: 42.

2014

Ambaum, M. and Novak, L. (2014) A nonlinear oscillator describing storm track variability. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 139. ISSN 0035-9009 doi: 10.1002/qj.2352

2013

Frame, T.H.A., Methven, J., Gray, S.L. and Ambaum, M.H.P. (2013) Flow-dependent predictability of the North Atlantic Jet. Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (10). pp. 2411-2416. ISSN 1944-8007 doi: 10.1002/grl.50454

Harrison, R. G. and Ambaum, M. H.P. (2013) Electrical signature in polar night cloud base variations. Environmental Research Letters, 8 (1). 015027. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/015027

2012

Ambaum, M. (2012) Creativity and skill in science. Creativity and Human Development. ISSN 2050-5337

Ambaum, M. (2012) Thermodynamic derivation of the fluctuation theorem and Jarzynski equality. ISRN Thermodynamics, 2012. 528737. ISSN 2090-5211 doi: 10.5402/2012/528737

Pascale, S., Gregory, J. M., Ambaum, M. H. P. and Tailleux, R. (2012) A parametric sensitivity study of entropy production and kinetic energy dissipation using the FAMOUS AOGCM. Climate Dynamics, 38 (5-6). pp. 1211-1227. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: 10.1007/s00382-011-0996-2

Pascale, S., Gregory, J., Ambaum, M. H. P., Tailleux, R. and Lucarini, V. (2012) Vertical and horizontal processes in the global atmosphere and the maximum entropy production conjecture. Earth System Dynamics, 3. pp. 19-32. ISSN 2190-4987 doi: 10.5194/esd-3-19-2012

2011

Harrison, R. G., Ambaum, M. P. H. and Lockwood, M. (2011) Cloud base height and cosmic rays. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 467 (2134). pp. 2777-2791. ISSN 1471-2946 doi: 10.1098/rspa.2011.0040

Ambaum, M., Harrison, G., Buiting, J. and Beckers, T. (2011) The chaos machine: analogue computing rediscovered (2). Elektor, 418. pp. 72-75. ISSN 0932-5468

Ambaum, M. and Harrison, G. (2011) The chaos machine: analogue computing rediscovered (1). Elektor, 416 (9). pp. 72-75. ISSN 0932-5468

Osprey, S. and Ambaum, M. (2011) Evidence for the chaotic origin of Northern Annular Mode variability. Geophysical Research Letters, 38. L15702. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1029/2011GL048181

Frame, T. H. A., Ambaum, M. H. P., Gray, S. L. J. and Methven, J. (2011) Ensemble prediction of transitions of the North Atlantic eddy-driven jet. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137 (658). pp. 1288-1297. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.829

Harvey, B. J., Ambaum, M. H. P. and Carton, X. J. (2011) Instability of shielded surface temperature vortices. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68. pp. 964-971. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: 10.1175/2010jas3669.1

Pascale, S., Gregory, J. M., Ambaum, M. H.P. and Tailleux, R. G. J. (2011) Climate entropy budget of the HadCM3 atmosphere-ocean general circulation model and of FAMOUS, its low resolution version. Climate Dynamics, 36 (5-6). pp. 1189-1206. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: 10.1007/s00382-009-0718-1

Harvey, B. J. and Ambaum, M. H. P. (2011) Perturbed Rankine vortices in surface quasi-geostrophic dynamics. Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 105 (4-5). pp. 377-391. ISSN 1029-0419 doi: 10.1080/03091921003694719

2010

Harrison, R. G. and Ambaum, M. H. P. (2010) Observing Forbush decreases in cloud at Shetland. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 72 (18). pp. 1408-1414. ISSN 1364-6826 doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2010.09.025

Hinssen, Y. B.L. and Ambaum, M. H. P. (2010) Relation between the 100 hPa heat flux and stratospheric potential vorticity. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 67 (12). pp. 4017-4027. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: 10.1175/2010jas3569.1

Ambaum, M. H. P. (2010) Significance tests in climate science. Journal of Climate, 23 (22). pp. 5927-5932. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/2010jcli3746.1

Harvey, B. J. and Ambaum, M. H. P. (2010) Instability of surface-temperature filaments in strain and shear. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 136 (651). pp. 1506-1513. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.651

Ambaum, M. H. P. (2010) Thermal physics of the atmosphere. Advancing Weather and Climate Science. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, pp240.

Athanasiadis, P. J. and Ambaum, M. H. P. (2010) Do High-Frequency Eddies Contribute to Low-Frequency Teleconnection Tendencies?*. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 67 (2). pp. 419-433. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: DOI:10.1175/2009jas3153.1

2009

Monahan, A. H., Fyfe, J. C., Ambaum, M. H. P., Stephenson, D. B. and North, G. R. (2009) Empirical Orthogonal Functions: The Medium is the Message. Journal of Climate, 22 (24). pp. 6501-6514. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: DOI:10.1175/2009jcli3062.1

Athanasiadis, P. J. and Ambaum, M. H. P. (2009) Linear Contributions of Different Time Scales to Teleconnectivity. Journal of Climate, 22 (13). pp. 3720-3728. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: DOI:10.1175/2009jcli2707.1

Harrison, R. G. and Ambaum, M. H.P. (2009) Observed atmospheric electricity effect on clouds. Environmental Research Letters, 4. 014003. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/1/014003

2008

Ambaum, M. H.P. (2008) General relationships between pressure, weight, and mass of a hydrostatic fluid. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 464 (2092). pp. 943-950. ISSN 1364-5021 doi: DOI:10.1098/rspa.2007.0148

Ambaum, M. H. P. (2008) Unimodality of wave amplitude in the northern Hemisphere. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 65 (3). pp. 1077-1086. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: DOI:10.1175/2007JAS2298.1

Harrison, R.G. and Ambaum, M. H.P. (2008) Enhancement of cloud formation by droplet charging. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 464 (2098). pp. 2561-2573. ISSN 1364-5021 doi: 10.1098/rspa.2008.0009

2007

Ambaum, M. H. P. (2007) A nomogram for the atmosphere. Weather, 62 (12). pp. 344-345. ISSN 0043-1656 doi: DOI:10.1002/wea.141

Ambaum, M. H. P. and Athanasiadis, P. J. (2007) The response of a uniform horizontal temperature gradient to heating. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64 (10). pp. 3708-3716. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: DOI:10.1175/JAS4038.1

2006

Dritschel, D. G. and Ambaum, M. H. P. (2006) The diabatic contour advective semi-Lagrangian model. Monthly Weather Review, 134 (9). pp. 2503-2514. ISSN 0027-0644 doi: DOI: 10.1175/MWR3202.1

2005

Ambaum, M. H. P. and Marshall, D. P. (2005) The Effects of Stratification on Flow Separation. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 62 (7). pp. 2618-2625. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: DOI:10.1175/jas3485.1

2004

Jewson, S., Ambaum, M. H. P. and Ziehmann, C. (2004) Singular vector ensemble forecasting systems and the prediction of flow dependent uncertainty. arXiv (0402027). doi: arXiv:physics/0402027v1

2002

Ambaum, M. H. P. and Hoskins, B. J. (2002) The NAO troposphere–stratosphere connection. Journal of Climate, 15 (14). pp. 1969-1978. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(2002)015<1969:TNTSC>2.0.CO;2

Ambaum, M. H. P., Hoskins, B. J. and Stephenson, D. B. (2002) Corrigendum: Arctic oscillation or North Atlantic oscillation? Journal of Climate, 15 (5). p. 553. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(2002)015<0553:C>2.0.CO;2

2001

Ambaum, M. H. P., Hoskins, B. J. and Stephenson, D. B. (2001) Arctic oscillation or North Atlantic oscillation? Journal of Climate, 14 (16). pp. 3495-3507. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(2001)014<3495:AOONAO>2.0.CO;2

2000

Fischer, H., Wienhold, F. G., Hoor, P., Bujok, O., Schiller, C., Siegmund, P., Ambaum, M. H. P., Scheeren, H. A. and Lelieveld, J. (2000) Tracer correlations in the northern high latitude lowermost stratosphere: Influence of cross‐tropopause mass exchange. Geophysical Research Letters, 27 (1). pp. 97-100. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: DOI:10.1029/1999GL010879

1999

Dritschel, D. G., de la Torre Juárez, M. and Ambaum, M. H. P. (1999) The three-dimensional vortical nature of atmospheric and oceanic turbulent flows. Physics of Fluids, 11 (6). pp. 1512-1520. ISSN 1070-6631 doi: DOI:10.1063/1.870014

1998

Dritschel, D. G. and Ambaum, M. H. P. (1998) The inclusion of non-conservative forcing into a conservative contour advection algorithm. In: Baines, M. J. (ed.) Numerical methods for fluid dynamics VI. ICFD, Oxford, UK, pp. 99-110. ISBN 9780198536963

1997

Dritschel, D. G. and Ambaum, M. H. P. (1997) A contour-advective semi-lagrangian numerical algorithm for simulating fine-scale conservative dynamical fields. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 123 (540). pp. 1097-1130. ISSN 1477-870X doi: DOI:10.1002/qj.49712354015

Ambaum, M. H. P. (1997) Isentropic formation of the tropopause. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 54 (4). pp. 555-568. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: 10.1175/1520-0469(1997)054<0555:IFOTT>2.0.CO;2

1995

Verkley, W. T. M. and Ambaum, M. H. P. (1995) Multiple steady states in a contour-dynamics model of large-scale atmospheric flow. In: Modern dynamical meteorology. ECMWF, Reading, UK.

Ambaum, M. H. P. and Verkley, W.T.M. (1995) Orography in a contour dynamics model of large-scale atmospheric flow. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 52 (15). pp. 2643-2662. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: 10.1175/1520-0469(1995)052<2643:OIACDM>2.0.CO;2

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