Dynamical Processes

Current Members:

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Prof. Sir Brian J. Hoskins (Head of the group)

Research Interests:
Professor Hoskins is interested in increasing the understanding of weather systems and climate processes through theory, experimentation with an hierarchy of atmospheric models and diagnosis of analysed data from forecast centres.

email: b.j.hoskins-at-reading.ac.uk
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Dr. Maarten Ambaum (Senior Lecturer)

Research Interests:
Large scale dynamics of the atmosphere, numerical methods

email: m.h.p.ambaum-at-reading.ac.uk
web: www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~sws97mha
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Dr. Paul Berrisford (Senior Research Scientist)

Research Interests:
Southern Hemisphere Blocking, Hadley Circulation, Isentropic Modelling

email: paulb-at-met.rdg.ac.uk
web: www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/1021
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Dr. Mike Blackburn (NCAS Senior Research Scientist)

Research Interests:
Climate variability and extreme events; idealised test cases for atmospheric GCMs

email: m.blackburn-at-reading.ac.uk
web: www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~mike
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Dr. David Brayshaw (Lecturer)

Research Interests:
Large-scale atmospheric circulation, impacts of climate change and variability on energy systems

email: d.j.brayshaw-at-reading.ac.uk
web: www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~sws06djb
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Dr. Adrian Champion (PDRA)

Research Interests:
Dynamics of extra-tropical cyclones over the UK and Western Europe and the impact of climate change

email: a.j.champion-at-reading.ac.uk
web: www.personal.reading.ac.uk/~wk903847/
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Dr. Rosalind Cornforth (NERC Knowledge exchange Fellow and Research Scientist - NCAS Climate)

Research Interests:
Dynamical processes and predictability of West African weather systems. Active involvement with AMMA and Africa-THORPEX

email: r.j.cornforth-at-reading.ac.uk
web:www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~sws06rjc
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Dr. Thomas Frame (Lecturer)

Research Interests:
Mid-latitude dynamics, Rossby waves, Predictability

email: t.h.a.frame-at-reading.ac.uk
web:www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/1200
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Dr. Ben Harvey (Research Scientist)

Research Interests:
Large-scale midlatitude dynamics, storm tracks and climate change

email: b.j.harvey-at-reading.ac.uk
web: www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~ben
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Dr. Kevin Hodges (Senior Research Fellow)

Research Interests:
Validation of GCM's, re-analyses, forecasts; objective identification of weather systems, feature tracking

email: kih-at-mail.nerc-essc.ac.uk
web: www.nerc-essc.ac.uk/~kih
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Dr. Giacomo Masato (PDRA)

Research Interests:
Atmospheric blocking and large-scale midlatitude dynamics, climate change

email: g.masato-at-rdg.ac.uk
web: www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~swr07gm
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Dr. John Methven (Associate Professor)

Research Interests:
Large-scale dynamics and the changing chemical composition of the atmosphere

email: J.Methven-at-reading.ac.uk
web: www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~swrmethn
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Lenka Novak (PhD Student)

Research Interests:
Large scale dynamics, jet stream variability and formation, storm tracks and the associated energetics

email: l.novakova-at-pgr.rdg.ac.uk
web: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~bz024837
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Dr Joaquim Pinto (Associate Professor)

Research Interests:
Mid-latitude meteorology and climatology, with special focus on extreme events, climate variability in Europe on multiple time-scales, linking weather and climate

email: j.g.pinto-at-reading.ac.uk
web: www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/1929
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Dr. Len Shaffrey (Senior Research Scientist - NCAS Climate)

Research Interests:
Researching coupled ocean-atmosphere processes and developing high resolution climate models

email: L.C.Shaffrey-at-reading.ac.uk
web: www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~swrshaff
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Professor Ted Shepherd (Grantham Professor of Climate Science)

Research Interests:
Large-scale dynamics, circulation and variability, middle atmosphere dynamics, theoretical geophysical fluid dynamics

email: theodore.shepherd-at-reading.ac.uk
web: www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/1773
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Dr Miguel Teixeira (Lecturer)

Research Interests:
Orographic gravity wave drag in the atmosphere and its parametrization, oceanic turbulence with a special focus on Langmuir circulations, interfaces between turbulent and non-turbulent flow

email: m.a.teixeira-at-reading.ac.uk
web: www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/1803
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Dr. Gui-Ying Yang (Senior Research Scientist - NCAS Climate)

Research Interests:
Large scale dynamics, equatorial waves and their association with QBO, ENSO and MJO

email: swsyangg-at-met.rdg.ac.uk
web: www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~swsyangg
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Dr. Giuseppe Zappa (NCAS Climate Research Scientist)

Research Interests:
Extratropical cyclones, energetics of the atmosphere and climate change

email: g.zappa-at-rdg.ac.uk
web: www.met.reading.ac.uk/users/users/1657



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