Dr. Andrew Turner
Dr Andrew. G. Turner|
NERC Fellow, NCAS-Climate
Walker Institute for Climate System Research
Department of Meteorology
University of Reading
PO Box 243
Reading RG6 6BB
T: +44 (0)118 378 6019
F: +44 (0)118 378 8905
E: a.g.turner @ reading.ac.uk
I'm a NERC Fellow at NCAS-Climate in the University of Reading Department of Meteorology as part of the Walker Institute for Climate System Research. My fellowship is on The future of the Indian monsoon and aims to understand future changes to the mean and variability monsoon rainfall and the uncertainties therein. More generally, I am interested in monsoon variability and prediction including the interaction between monsoon systems and other elements of the climate system.
Here you can see my CV and publications list. Using the menu buttons on the left you can also view links to articles and presentations.
There is currently a monsoon PhD opportunity for October 2013 entry - please see here for application details... application must be in by 1 February!
I currently a PI on the NERC/Met Office Joint Weather and Climate Research Programme (JWCRP) project Modelling Monsoon Systems together with Gill Martin at the UK Met Office. Since 2006, Gill and I have been working together running the Met Office-NCAS Monsoon Working Group aiming to understand and improve behaviour of monsoon systems in the HadGEM family of Met Office Unified Models.
I'm also PI on a NERC Changing Water Cycle (South Asia) project Hydrometeorological feedbacks and changes in water storage and fluxes in northern India led by Dr Wouter Buytaert at Imperial College; see project homepage.
I'm also co-I on the NERC Changing Water Cycle (South Asia) project South Asian PRecIpitation: a SEamless Assessment - SAPRISE* led by Prof. Mat Collins at Exeter University. *Very important note: SAPRISE is pronounced sa-prize, not sa-preeze. -->
Both of the above projects involve significant partnerships with Indian institutions as funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOES).
I have previously worked here as a post-doctoral research assistant under the EU-ENSEMBLES project (RT4).
In 2010 terrible monsoon flooding in Pakistan caused huge devastation. These linked media briefings discuss the complex interactions leading to the heavy rainfall inthe northern provinces and subsequent flooding. There are also links on my media page.
For general information about the monsoon you may refer to a recent factsheet from the Walker Institute concerning the UKIERI project and climate change in India, or a WCRP factsheet on The Global Monsoon Systems put together as part of my work with the WCRP CLIVAR Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel (AAMP).
Watch the University or Reading and Walker Institute video showcasing its research into climate change.