Professional summary

Research Interests

After completing my PhD titled "what determines the location and intensity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone" at the University of Reading, I began working at the UK Centre of Ecology and Hydrology as a research associate. My research focuses on understanding land-atmosphere interactions to improve sub-seasonal weather forecasts. So far my projects focus on land-atmosphere interactions across the Tibetan Plateau and African continent.  

Main role:

To develop sub-seasonal (1-4 weeks) weather forecasts through understanding the influence of land-atmosphere interactions on local and remote atmospheric conditions.

Projects:

CSSP-China, PORCELAIN (PORtrayal of Chinese Land Atmosphere INteractions): Using observations and reanalyses my research focuses on understanding the influence of land-atmosphere interactions across the Tibetan Plateau on the local and remote atmospheric circulation.

GCRF, African SWIFT (Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques): To investigate whether predictability of sub-seasonal weather forecasts can be enhanced through understanding the surface influence on local and remote atmospheric conditions. I am also supporting the co-production of sub-seasonal weather forecasts through utilising real-time forecast data from the S2S ECMWF database.

NERC Capability Funded, DEWEES (Diagnosing Energy and Water Exchanges in the Earth System): Quantifying the vegetation response to sub-seasonal large-scale modes of varability including the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and Boreal Summer Intra-Seasonal Osciallation (BSISO).

 

Brief CV

Publications:

Talib, J., Woolnough, S.J., Klingaman, N.P. and Holloway, C.E. 2020. The impact of atmosphere-ocean coupling on the sensitivity of the ITCZ to convective mixing. Journal of Advances in Modelling Earth Systems (JAMES),12, 12, 1-20

Talib, J., Taylor C. M., Duan A. and Turner A. G., 2020. Intraseasonal soil moisture-atmosphere feedbacks on the Tibetan Plateau circulation. Journal of Climate.

Talib, J., Woolnough, S.J., Klingaman, N.P. and Holloway, C.E., 2018. The role of the cloud radiative effect in the sensitivity ofthe Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) to convective mixing.Journal of Climate,31, 6821–6838

Qualifications

Postgraduate:

PhD in Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate, Department of Meteorology, Uni. of Reading, UK. Thesis title : What determines the location and intensity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone? Supervisors: Prof. Steven Woolnough, Dr. Nicholas Klingaman and Dr. Christopher Holloway. Funding : NERC SCENARIO Doctoral Training Partnership

Undergraduate:

1st class Hons., Meteorology and Climate Science BSc, Uni. of Leeds, UK.

Secondary education:

A*AA, Mathematics, Physics and Geography A-level (respectively). AB, Communications and Culture, Philosophy AS-level. King Edward VI Five Ways Sixth Form, Birmingham, UK.

5A*,6A,1C including Mathematics and English. King Edward VI Five Ways School, Birmingham, UK