Mesoscale Group
UoR and Met Office Research Group
Mesoscale Group
Specializing in Weather Systems with Horizontal Scales of ~1-1000km

About us

The Mesoscale Group is comprised of academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, PhD students, and Met Office researchers who share common research interests in mesoscale weather processes and systems. The mesoscale occupies a horizontal length-scale range from approximately 1–1000 km. As a result, it includes many phenomena, from gravity waves to individual convective storms to cyclones.

Specific research interests within the group are diverse and include:

  • the predictability and parametrisation of convection
  • diabatic processes within extratropical cyclones
  • pollution and volcanic ash transport
  • sting-jet dynamics, stationary rainbands
  • stratosphere/troposphere exchange
  • urban meteorology

Much of this work is done in close collaboration with Met Office staff in the Mesoscale Modelling Research Group, part of the MetOffice@Reading.

Team Members:

Group Leader: Prof. Sue Gray
Student Leaders: Daniel Shipley and Jake Bland

The Who’s Who:

Lean about the research interests of our Research Staff and PhD Students. We meet for an hour once per week, where someone discusses what’s new with their research.