• Tropical Group

Our group is part of the Department of Meteorology of the University of Reading, comprising researchers working on all aspects of tropical meteorology. Through our collaboration with worldwide partners, we coordinate and advance groundbreaking research on the tropical climate system.

Our aim is to increase understanding of tropical meteorology and its impacts on people and ecosystems. We have a diverse range of research interests and specialisms, from physical modelling on all levels of complexity to cross-disciplinary work on climate services for society.

Current active research areas include:

  • Equatorial waves
  • The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO)
  • IOD
  • ENSO
  • Monsoon systems
  • Tropical cyclones
  • Convection and its interaction with larger-scale dynamics
  • Impacts of the above for extreme weather events
  • Climate services
  • Application and development of ML/AI tools for use in tropical meteorology

As a group, we usually meet weekly on Monday afternoons to hear about current research in the group, or discuss current tropical weather. Our group meetings are organised by Dan Shipley and Elliot McKinnon-Gray. Visit the Events page for more information, and contact either Dan or Elliot if you would like to be added to the Teams channel or mailing list.