Arctic Weather Forecasting (Ref: OP19_01)
Dr N Rutter
31 January 2019
High quality Arctic weather forecasts are urgently needed for polar shipping navigability, resource exploration and northern communities, as well as to provide a better understanding of how Arctic weather influences mid-latitude atmospheric conditions.
Improved time-stepping schemes in weather and climate models
Prof P Williams, Dr H Weller
Applications accepted all year round
"The task of predicting weather and climate may be reduced to the following iterative procedure. First, given the state of the system at any time (the input), use the governing equations to compute the state at a slightly later time (the output).
Enhancing Construction Health and Safety Through Effective Weather Warning
Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Building Design
Dr K Seneviratne
1 February 2019
Construction makes a noticeable contribution to the economic output of any country. For example, UK construction industry contributes to 6.1% GDP in 2016 (Office for National Statistics, 2017) and UAE (Ministry of Economy, 2015)9% GDP in 2014.
(MERI) Extreme Convective Storms
Prof D Schultz, Prof G Vaughan, Dr L Garcia-Carreras
6 February 2019
Convection is ubiquitous in the atmosphere. Although the ingredients of deep moist convection are well known (lift, instability, and moisture), how those ingredients come together to produce the observed panoply of convective storms worldwide remains an active area of research.
SCENARIO: Trapped lee waves as a source of low-level drag on the atmosphere
SCENARIO NERC DTP
Dr MA Teixeira, Dr SL Gray
25 January 2019
Atmospheric models used for numerical weather prediction and climate modelling have large uncertainties in their representation of small-scale processes that contribute to uncertainties in the large-scale movement of air termed the atmospheric circulation.