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

Laura Wilcox's home page

Photo I am an Associate Professor at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) in the University of Reading interested in the role of anthropogenic aerosol in regional climate change. At present, I am splitting my time between a number of projects. As part of Climate Science for Service Partnership: China (CSSP China) funded projects, we are looking at the relationship between aerosols and regional climate dynamics, and the importance of the complexity of the representation of both natural and anthropogenic aerosols in models for their simulation of climate and climate change. In EMERGENCE, we are quantifying the effect of aerosol on climate hazards, with a particular focus on the monsoons. As part of ACSIS, I am exploring the role of aerosol in the North Atlantic climate system.

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Previous projects

SMURPHS: Working with Andrea Dittus and Ed Hawkins to characterise the interactions between the climate response to anthropogenic aerosol emissions and natural variability, and explore the effects of uncertainty in aerosol forcing on the representation of historical climate.

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.