Atmospheric Science Conference 2018

Atmospheric Science Conference 2018: Weather, Climate and Air Quality

3rd and 4th July 2018, University of York, UK

This conference is co-hosted by:

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science and the Royal Meteorological Society jointly hosted the first UK Atmospheric Science Conference.

A copy of the programme and the presentations are beow. The call for papers for the 2019 conference will open in autumn 2018/


Speaker Presentations - 

Day 1 

Session 1

Keynote Address Skilful Long Range Forecasts for Europe  - Adam Scaife Met Office Hadley Centre & University of Exeter

9:40 First Results from UKESM1 CMIP6 DECK and Historical Simulations - Colin Jones National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds & Met Office

10:00 Observational Evidence of European Summer Weather Patterns Predictable from Spring -  Rowan Sutton National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of Reading

10:20 Indian Summer Monsoon Onset Forecast Skill in the UK Met Office Initialized Coupled Seasonal Forecasting System (GloSea5-GC2) - Amulya Chevuturi National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of Reading


Session 2

Keynote Address A Tale of Two Cities: What Next for Air Pollution in London and Beijing? - Alastair Lewis National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of York

11:40 Elevated Levels of OH Observed in Haze Events during Wintertime in Beijing, and the Comparison of Radical Measurements with both Steady State Calculations and Box Model Simulations - Eloise Slater University of Leeds

12:00 Measurement of NOx and CO Fluxes from a Tall Tower in Beijing - Freya Squires University of York

12:20 Evaluating the Seasonal Cycle of Surface Ozone in Global Models - David Stevenson University of Edinburgh

12:40 UKESM1: Description of Chemistry Capability and a First Assessment of Performance - Fiona O’Conner Met Office Hadley Centre


Session 3

Keynote Address The EUSTACE Project: Delivering Global, Daily Information on Surface Air Temperature - Nick Rayner Met Office Hadley Centre

14:30 An Unusual Precursor for the Extreme Atlantic Hurricane Season in 2017? - Samantha Hallam National Oceanography Centre & University of Southampton

14:50 Climate Variability and Change and the Role of Earth’s Energy Budget - Richard P. Allan National Centre for Earth Observation & University of Reading

15:10 An Overview of ERA5 - Paul Berrisford ECMWF, National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of York


Session 4

16.00 Skilful Seasonal Predictions of Summer European Rainfall - Nick Dunstone Met Office Hadley Centre

16:20 The Nature and Importance of Convective Activity Interaction between Western Equatorial Africa and Eastern Africa - Godwin Ayesiga University of Reading

16:40 The Government Clean Air Strategy - Bill Parish Evidence Lead for Defra Air Quality and Industrial Emissions


Day 2

Session 5

Keynote Address Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in Mixed-Phase Clouds and their Role for Climate - Ulrike Lohmann ETH Zurich

09:30 Turbulence in Mixed-Phase Clouds - Benjamin Devenish Met Office

09:50 Impact of Recent Decadal Changes in Asian Aerosols on the East Asian Summer Monsoon - Buwen Dong National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of Reading

10:10 Anthropogenically Forced Decadal Change of South Asian Summer Monsoon across the mid-1990s - Feifei Luo Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Session 6

Keynote Address The Atmospheric Mesoscale - George Craig LMU Munich

11:30 Climatology of Tibetan Plateau Vortices in Reanalyses and a High-Resolution Global Climate Model - Julia Curio National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of Reading

11:50 The Moist Parcel-in-Cell (MPIC) Model: An Essentially Lagrangian Approach to Cloud Dynamics - Steven Böing University of Leeds

12:10 How Important is Serial Clustering in Seasonal Losses from Severe Windstorms in Europe - Matthew Priestley University of Reading

12:30 Representation of Blocking in a Multi-Model Ensemble of High-Resolution Coupled Global Climate Models - Reinhard Schiemann National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of Reading


Session 7 - PX001

Understanding Non-Linear Circulation Responses to Different Warming Levels - Andrea Dittus National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of Reading

14:40 High-Resolution Modelling of the Boundary Layer and Implications for Urban Air Quality Forecasting -  Lewis Blunn National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of Reading

14:55 Observed and Simulated Seasonality of African Precipitation for the Current Climate and Future Projections - Caroline Dunning University of Reading

15:10 The Onset of Resolved Boundary- Layer Turbulence at Grey-Zone Resolutions - John C. Kealy University of Exeter

PL001

On Ozone Trend Detection: Using Coupled Chemistry-Climate Simulations to Investigate Early Signs of Total Column Ozone Recovery - James Keeble National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of Cambridge

Kinetic Study of the CH302 + HO2 Cross-Reaction in the Highly Instrumented Reactor for Atmospheric Chemistry- Freja Oesterstroem University of Leeds

Simulating the Global Ammonia Budget with the Chemistry-Climate Model UKCA-CLASSIC - Claudia Steadman Centre for Ecology and Hydrology & University of Edinburgh

Applying Machine Learning to Atmospheric Chemistry - Mat Evans Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory & National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of York


Session 8

Keynote Address Knowledge Exchange: The Beginning or The End for Research? - Sarah Moller National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of York

16:25 “Eye of the Storm”: Social Sensing of Extreme Weather Events using Social Media- Michelle Spruce University of Exeter

16:45 WeatherRescue.org: Rescuing Millions of Lost Weather Observations with Citizen Scientists- Ed Hawkins National Centre for Atmospheric Science & University of Reading


Call for abstracts 

The call for papers for the 2019 conference will open in the autumn. Please contact us directly if you have a query conference@rmets.org