Dr Robert Plant

Associate Professor in Atmospheric Convection

Web Pages:

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

My research: http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~sws00rsp

Responsibilities:

School Director of Teaching and Learning

Research Interests:

  • Theory of convective parameterizations
  • Stochastic parameterizations
  • Modelling in "grey zones"
  • Explicit simulation of convection
  • Effects of frictional and moist processes on mid-latitude cyclones

Research Projects:

Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

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Recent Publications:

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Number of items: 46.

2014

Martinez-Alvarado, O., Baker, L. H., Gray, S. L., Methven, J. and Plant, R. S. (2014) Distinguishing the cold conveyor belt and sting jet air streams in an intense extratropical cyclone. Monthly Weather Review. ISSN 1520-0493 (In Press)

Hanley, K.E., Plant, B., Stein, T., Hogan, R., Nicol, J., Lean, H.W., Halliwell, C.E. and Clark, P. (2014) Mixing length controls on high resolution simulations of convective storms. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.2356 (In Press)

2013

Martinez-Alvarado, O., Joos, H., Chagnon, J., Boettcher, M., Gray, S., Plant, B., Methven, J. and Wernli, H. (2013) The dichotomous structure of the warm conveyor belt. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.2276

Martinez-Alvarado, O. and Plant, B. (2013) Parameterised diabatic processes in numerical simulations of an extratropical cyclone. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.2254 (In Press)

Leoncini, G., Plant, R. S., Gray, S. L. and Clark, P. A. (2013) Ensemble forecasts of a flood-producing storm: comparison of the influence of model-state perturbations and parameter modifications. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 139 (670). pp. 198-211. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.1951

Yano, J.-I., Machulskaya, E., Bechtold, P. and Plant, R. S. (2013) Bells and whistles of convection parameterization. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94 (1). ES5-ES7. ISSN 1520-0477 doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00118.1

Warren, R., Kirshbaum, D., Plant, R.S. and Lean, H. (2013) A ‘Boscastle-type’ quasi-stationary convective system over the UK Southwest Peninsula. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X (In Press)

Davies, L., Plant, R. S. and Derbyshire, S. H. (2013) Departures from convective equilibrium with a rapidly-varying surface forcing. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.2065

Plant, B. and Yano, J.-I. (2013) The energy-cycle analysis of the interactions between shallow and deep atmospheric convection. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans. ISSN 0377-0265 (In Press)

2012

Yano, J.-I. and Plant, R. S. (2012) Convective quasi–equilibrium. Reviews of Geophysics. ISSN 8755-1209 doi: 10.1029/2011RG000378 (In Press)

Plant, R. S. (2012) A new modelling framework for statistical cumulus dynamics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 307 (1962). pp. 1041-1060. ISSN 1471-2962 doi: 10.1098/rsta.2011.0377

Daleu, C. L., Woolnough, S. and Plant, R. S. (2012) Cloud-resolving model simulations with one and two-way couplings via the weak-temperature gradient approximation. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 69 (12). pp. 3683-3699. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-12-058.1

Yano, J.-I. and Plant, R. (2012) Interactions between shallow and deep convection under a finite departure from convective quasi–equilibrium. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-12-0108.1

2011

Plant, R. S. and Keane, R. J. (2011) Large-scale length and time scales for use with stochastic convective parameterization. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 138 (666). pp. 1150-1164. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.992

Yano, J.-I. and Plant, R. (2011) Finite departure from convective quasi-equilibrium: periodic cycle and discharge-recharge mechanism. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 138 (664). pp. 626-637. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.957

Plant, R. S. and Yano, J.-I. (2011) Comments on “An ensemble cumulus convection parameterization with explicit cloud treatment”. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68 (7). pp. 1541-1544. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: 10.1175/2011JAS3728.1

Boutle, I. A., Belcher, S. E. and Plant, R. S. (2011) Moisture transport in mid-latitude cyclones. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137 (655). pp. 360-373. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.783

Plant, R. S., Keane, R. J., Tennant, W. J. and Whitall, M. A. W. (2011) Stochastic parameterization: uncertainties from convection. In: Workshop on Representing Model Uncertainty and Error in Numerical Weather and Climate Prediction Models, 20-24 June 2011. ECMWF, Shinfield park, Reading, pp. 233-242.

Pincus, R., Shutts, G., Forbes, R., Arnold, H., Crommelin, D., Descamps, L., Dorrestijn, J., Feddersen, H., Komori, T., Kwasinok, F., McNamara, H., Plant, B., Raisanen, P., Randall, D., Rauser, F., Seifert, A., Teixeira, J. and Zanna, L. (2011) Working Group 1: Future developments in deterministic and stochastic parametrizations. In: Workshop on Representing Model Uncertainty and Error in Numerical Weather and Climate Prediction Models , 20-24 June 2011, ECMWF, Reading, vii-xi.

2010

Leoncini, G., Plant, R. S., Gray, S. L. and Clark, P. A. (2010) Perturbation growth at the convective scale for CSIP IOP18. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 136 (648). pp. 653-670. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.587

Boutle, I., Beare, R.J., Belcher, S. E., Brown, A.R. and Plant, R. S. (2010) The moist boundary layer under a mid-latitude weather system. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 134 (3). pp. 367-386. ISSN 0006-8314 doi: 10.1007/s10546-009-9452-9

Ngwana, T. I., Demory, M.-E., Vidale, P. L., Plant, R. S. and Mbedzi, M. P. (2010) Impact of land cover changes on the South African climate. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 13 (1). 012009. ISSN 1755-1315 doi: 10.1088/1755-1315/13/1/012009

2009

Ball, M. and Plant, R. S. (2009) Comparison of stochastic parameterisation approaches in a single-column model. In: Palmer, T. and Williams, P. D. (eds.) Stochastic Physics and Climate Modelling. Cambridge University Press, pp. 424-445. ISBN 9780521761055

Plant, R. S. (2009) A review of the theoretical basis for bulk mass flux convective parameterization. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 9. pp. 24945-24984. ISSN 1680-7375

Davies, L., Plant, R. S. and Derbyshire, S. H. (2009) A simple model of convection with memory. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114. D17202. ISSN 0148-0227 doi: 10.1029/2008JD011653

2008

Ball, M. A. and Plant, R. S. (2008) Comparison of stochastic parametrization approaches in a single-column model. Philosophical Transactions: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 366 (1875). pp. 2605-2623. ISSN 1364-503X doi: 10.1098/rsta.2008.0050

Plant, R.S. (2008) Statistical properties of cloud lifecycles in cloud-resolving models. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 8. pp. 20537-20564. ISSN 1680-7375

Yano, J.-I., Quass, J., Wagner, T.M. and Plant, R.S. (2008) Toward Statistical Descriptions of Convective Cloud Dynamics: Workshop on Concepts for Convective Parameterizations in Large-Scale Models. EOS transactions, 89 (23). p. 212. ISSN 0096-3941 doi: 10.1029/2008EO230009

Plant, R.S. and Craig, G.C. (2008) A stochastic parameterization for deep convection based on equilibrium statistics. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 65 (1). pp. 87-105. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: 10.1175/2007JAS2263.1

2007

Plant, R. S. and Belcher, S. E. (2007) Numerical simulation of baroclinic waves with a parameterized boundary layer. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64 (12). pp. 4383-4399. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: DOI: 10.1175/2007JAS2269.1

Plant, R. S. (2007) Cloud tracking in cloud-resolving models. 4th European Conference on Severe Storms, 10-14th September, ICTP, Mir amere, Trieste, Italy. 03.13.

Plant, R. S. and Keith, G.J. (2007) Occurrence of Kelvin-Helmholtz Billows in Sea-breeze Circulations. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 122 (1). pp. 1-15. ISSN 0006-8314 doi: 10.1007/s10546-006-9089-x

Boutle, I. A., Beare, R. J., Belcher, S. E. and Plant, R. S. (2007) A note on boundary layer friction in baroclinic cyclones. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 133. pp. 2137-2141. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1002/qj.179

2006

Adamson, D. S., Belcher, S. E., Hoskins, B. J. and Plant, R. S. (2006) Boundary-layer friction in midlatitude cyclone. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 132 (614). pp. 101-124. ISSN 1477-870X doi: 10.1256/qj.04.145

2005

Craig, G. C., Cohen, B. G. and Plant, R. S. (2005) Statistical mechanics and stochastic convective parameterisation. ECMWF Workshop on Representation of Sub-grid Processes using Stochastic--Dynamic Models. In: ECMWF Workshop on Representation of Sub-grid Processes using Stochastic-Dynamic Models., Reading.

Craig, G. C., Fraedrich, K., Lin, J., Monkrieff, M., Plant, R. S., Thomson, D. and Tompkins, A. (2005) Working Group 1 Report: Issues in Convection. In: UNSPECIFIED.

2004

Plant, R. S. and Craig, G. C. (2004) Stochastic convective parameterisation with multiple plumes. In: 14th International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation, Bologna.

Ahmadi-Givi, F., Graig, G. C. and Plant, R. S. (2004) The dynamics of a midlatitude cyclone with very strong latent-heat release. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 130 (596). pp. 295-323. ISSN 1477-870X

2003

Plant, R.S., Craig, G.C. and Gray, S.L. (2003) On a threefold classification of extratropical cyclogenesis. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 129. pp. 2989-3012. ISSN 1477-870X

2002

Plant, R. S. and Birse, M. C. (2002) Mesonic fluctuations in a nonlocal Nambu–Jona-Lasinio model. Nuclear Physics A, 703 (3-4). pp. 717-744. ISSN 0375-9474 doi: 10.1016/S0375-9474(01)01669-4

Plant, R. S. and Atkinson, B. W. (2002) Sea-breeze modification of the growth of a marine internal boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 104 (2). pp. 201-228. ISSN 1573-1472 doi: 10.1023/A:1016045229957

2001

Atkinson, B. W., Li, J.-G. and Plant, R. S. (2001) Numerical modeling of the propagation environment in the atmospheric boundary layer over the Persian Gulf. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 40 (3). pp. 586-603. ISSN 1520-0450 doi: 10.1175/1520-0450(2001)040<0586:NMOTPE>2.0.CO;2

1999

Small, J. S., Humphreys, P. N., Johnstone, T. L., Plant, R., Randall, M. G. and Trivedi, D. P. (1999) Results of an aqueous source term model for a radiological risk assessment of the Drigg LLW Site, U.K. MRS Proceedings, 608 (129). ISSN 1946-4274 doi: 10.1557/PROC-608-129

1998

Plant, R. S. (1998) Meson properties in an extended nonlocal NJL model. PhD thesis, University of Manchester.

Plant, R. S. and Birse, M. C. (1998) Meson properties in an extended nonlocal NJL model. Nuclear Physics A, 628 (4). pp. 607-644. ISSN 0375-9474 doi: 10.1016/S0375-9474(97)00635-0

1996

Plant, R. S. and Birse, M. C. (1996) ϱ → 4π in chirally symmetric models. Physics Letters B, 365 (1-4). pp. 292-296. ISSN 0370-2693 doi: 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01273-7

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