Department of Meteorology, University of Reading
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Laura Wilcox's home page

Photo I am a senior research fellow at NCAS-Climate in the University of Reading interested in the role of anthropogenic aerosol in regional climate change. At present, I am splitting my time between two projects. I am the Principal Investigator of a Climate Science for Service Partnership: China (CSSP China) funded project, aerosols and regional climate dynamics . In this project, we are working to understand the regional climate responses to changes in anthropogenic aerosol changes since the 1980s, and to explosive volcanic eruptions. I am also working with Ed Hawkins and Andrea Dittus as part of the NERC funded SMURPHS and REAL projects. We aim to characterise the interactions between the climate response to anthropogenic aerosol emissions and natural variability.

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Previous projects

EUCLEIA: I quantified the role of air-sea interactions in the attribution of extreme weather events in Europe, and quantified the relative roles of natural and anthropogenic contributions to the extreme summers of 2012 and 2015, and the extreme winter of 2009-2010.

PAGODA: I identified aerosol influences on the water cycle, and quantified the relative importance of sources of uncertainty in aerosol radiative forcing.

I have also worked with Andrew Charlton-Perez to quantify the importance of the role of the modelled stratosphere in simulations of climate and climate change.