Emma's current research topic is land-atmosphere interaction, specifically using Earth Observation and model data to characterise land (particularly soil moisture) influence on the lower atmosphere, with a focus on extreme storms.
LMCS - Exploring the influence of the land surface on intense storms globally using observations and k-scale simulations.
GCRF AFRICAN SWIFT – Major African-UK science collaboration, building capacity in African weather forecasting on multiple timescales.
CASPER – In collaboration with Indian partners, evaluation of high-resolution forecast model behaviour over the Indian summer monsoon region with particular focus on extreme rainfall events.
PORCELAIN – UK collaboration with Chinese partners to understand the influence of land-atmosphere interactions on the East Asian monsoon.
VERA – Understanding the impact of vegetation on extreme storms in West Africa.
INCOMPASS – Major India-UK monsoon science collaboration, improving forecasting of the Indian summer monsoon through characterisation of key land-atmosphere feedbacks.
Barton Emma J. et al. , (2023), Systematic daytime increases in atmospheric biases linked to dry soils in irrigated areas in Indian operational forecasts. Atmospheric Science Letters, 24, https://doi.org/10.1002/asl.1172
Taylor Christopher M. et al. , (2022), “Late-stage” deforestation enhances storm trends in coastal West Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2109285119
Barton Emma J. et al. , (2019), A case-study of land–atmosphere coupling during monsoon onset in northern India. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/qj.3538