Professional summary

Research Interests

  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • Tropical meteorology
  • Atmospheric convection
  • Atmospheric thermodynamics & energetics

My current research investigates land-atmosphere interactions using earth observation data. I am particularly interested in how the properties of the land surface affect convection and precipitation in the tropics on intraseasonal timescales, and whether this has consequences for atmospheric predictability. I also work on evaluating the representation of land-atmosphere processes in earth system models.

Current Projects:
  • CPEO (Constraining Coupled Carbon & Water Cycle Processes with Earth Observation): Investigating vegetation responses to rainfall from intraseasonal to multi-annual timescales, and how these responses contribute to regional- and continental-scale water/carbon budgets.
  • TerraFIRMA: Evaluating terrestrial water-carbon interactions in Earth System Models.

Previous Projects:

  • DEWEES (Diagnosing Energy and Water Exchanges in the Earth System): Quantifying the response of the land surface to large-scale modes of variability, such as the Madden-Julian Oscilliation (MJO), across the tropics, and investigating how regional responses to these modes of variability are influenced by land surface feedbacks.
  • UKESM (UK Earth System Modelling): Assessing the representation of the land surface in Earth System Models against satellite observations.

Brief CV

  • April 2020-present: Land-Atmosphere Scientist in the Climate System group at UKCEH.
  • 2016-2020: PhD, University of Reading, Department of Meteorology. NERC SCENARIO DTP-funded project investigating tropical cyclone intensification using the theory of Available Potential Energy.
  • 2012-2016: Master of Mathematics and Physics (MMathPhys), University of Warwick.

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