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Prof James Screen


Current members

Stephanie Hay. Steph works on the ArctiCONNECT and Emergence projects. Her work focusses on projected changes in weather extremes and climate hazards, with particular emphasis on the influece of Arctic amplificaiton.

Neil Lewis. Neil works on the ArctiCONNECT project and is using the Isca heirarchy of idealised models to better understand the atmoshperic response to Arctic warming.

Hao Yu. Hao started his PhD in 2021, funded by the China Scholarship Council. He is currently researching changes in precipitation extremes in response to Arctic sea-ice loss, using the Polar Amplfication Model Intercomparison Project (PAMIP) multimodel ensemble.

Regan Mudhar. Regan started her PhD in 2021. Her work focusses on the so-called stratospheric pathway through which Arctic warming may influence the stratosphere, with subsequent effects on the troposphere. Her primary supervisor is Will Seviour.

Mian Xu. Mian is visiting for one year (Oct 2021-22) from the Lanzhou University, where he is undertaking his PhD on the Eurasian climate response to Arctic sea-ice loss.

Amber Walsh. Amber joined in 2019 to start her PhD on interactions between tropical and polar climate variability. She is co-supervised by Adam Scaife, Doug Smith (Met Office) and Tom Bracegirdle (British Antarctic Survey).

Ned Williams. Ned started a PhD in 2020 and he looked at the represetnation of atmospheric teleconnection in seasonal prediction systems, working with Adam Scaife.

Former members

Ruth Geen. Ruth worked on the ArctiCONNECT project before moving to become a lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

Ruonan Zhang. Ruonan visited for a year (Feb 2019-20) from Fudan University, funded by the China Scholarship Council. Her research focusses on air-sea interaction and its impact on the climate of the northern hemisphere.

Holly Ayres. Holly completed her PhD in 2021, which was on the climate response to projected Antarctic sea-ice loss. She is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Reading

Russell Blackport. Russell researched links between Arctic sea-ice loss and midlatitude weather and climate. He moved to the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis in 2020.

Michelle McCrystall. Michelle's research focussed on teleconnections between the tropics and the Arctic. She moved to the University of Manitoba in 2020.

James Warner. James completed his PhD in 2020, titled "Causality of the link between autumn Arctic sea ice and the winter extratropical atmosphere", before joining the UK Met Office.

Michael Kelleher. Mike worked on the drivers of European weather variability, in particular Arctic sea ice. He moved to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2019.

Joe Osborne. Joe worked on the drivers of European weather variability, in particular Atlantic Ocean SST, before taking a job at the UK Met Office in 2019.