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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Dr. Andrea Dittus

Senior Research Scientist (NCAS)

Research Interests:

  • Global climate variability and change
  • Role of anthropogenic aerosol in historical climate variability
  • Historical and future changes in climate extremes
  • Stabilised climate projections at global warming levels (GWLs)

Other scientific interests and activities:

Research Projects:

  • GloSAT Project
  • From January 2024: Towards climate stabilisation: understanding changes in climate, climate variability, and impacts (NERC IRF)

Previous Research Projects:

  • Robust Projections of Real-World Climate Change (REAL Projections)
  • DOVE - Decadal Ocean Variability and East Asia
  • Securing Multidisciplinary UndeRstanding and Prediction of Hiatus and Surge events (SMURPHS)


Other information:

Centaur Publications

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Number of items: 17.


Mulcahy, Jane P. ORCID logoORCID:, Jones, Colin G. ORCID logoORCID:, Rumbold, Steven ORCID logoORCID:, Kuhlbrodt, Till ORCID logoORCID:, Dittus, Andrea ORCID logoORCID:, Blockley, Edward W. ORCID logoORCID:, Yool, Andrew ORCID logoORCID:, Walton, Jeremy ORCID logoORCID:, Hardacre, Catherine, Andrews, Timothy, Bodas-Salcedo, Alejandro, Stringer, Marc ORCID logoORCID:, de Mora, Lee ORCID logoORCID:, Harris, Phil ORCID logoORCID:, Hill, Richard, Kelley, Doug ORCID logoORCID:, Robertson, Eddy and Tang, Yongming (2023) UKESM1.1: development and evaluation of an updated configuration of the UK Earth System Model. Geoscientific Model Development, 16 (6). pp. 1569-1600. ISSN 1991-9603 doi:

Boland, Emma J. D. ORCID logoORCID:, Dittus, Andrea J. ORCID logoORCID:, Jones, Daniel C. ORCID logoORCID:, Josey, Simon A. ORCID logoORCID: and Sinha, Bablu (2023) Ocean heat content responses to changing anthropogenic aerosol forcing strength: regional and multi‐decadal variability. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 128 (7). e2022JC018725. ISSN 2169-9291 doi:

Monerie, Paul-Arthur ORCID logoORCID:, Dittus, Andrea J. ORCID logoORCID:, Wilcox, Laura J. ORCID logoORCID: and Turner, Andy G. ORCID logoORCID: (2023) Uncertainty in simulating twentieth century West African precipitation trends: the role of anthropogenic aerosol emissions. Earth's Future, 11 (2). e2022EF002995. ISSN 2328-4277


Dittus, Andrea J. ORCID logoORCID:, Hawkins, Ed ORCID logoORCID:, Robson, Jon I. ORCID logoORCID:, Smith, Doug M. and Wilcox, Laura J. ORCID logoORCID: (2021) Drivers of recent North Pacific decadal variability: the role of aerosol forcing. Earth's Future, 9 (12). e2021EF002249. ISSN 2328-4277 doi:

King, Andrew D., Kale Sniderman, J. M., Dittus, Andrea J. ORCID logoORCID:, Brown, Josephine R., Hawkins, Ed ORCID logoORCID: and Ziehn, Tilo (2021) Studying climate stabilization at Paris Agreement levels. Nature Climate Change, 11. pp. 1010-1013. ISSN 1758-678X doi:


Shonk, Jonathan K. P., Turner, Andrew G., Chevuturi, Amulya, Wilcox, Laura J., Dittus, Andrea J. and Hawkins, Ed (2020) Uncertainty in aerosol radiative forcing impacts the simulated global monsoon in the 20th century. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 20 (23). pp. 14903-14915. ISSN 1680-7375 doi:

Dittus, Andrea J., Hawkins, Ed, Wilcox, Laura J., Sutton, Rowan, Smith, Christopher J., Andrews, Martin B. and Forster, Piers M. (2020) Sensitivity of historical climate simulations to uncertain aerosol forcing. Geophysical Research Letters, 47 (13). e2019GL085806. ISSN 0094-8276 doi:

Andrews, Martin B., Ridley, Jeff K., Wood, Richard A., Andrews, Timothy, Blockley, Edward W., Booth, Ben, Burke, Eleanor, Dittus, Andrea J., Florek, Piotr, Gray, Lesley J., Haddad, Stephen, Hardiman, Steven C., Hermanson, Leon, Hodson, Dan, Hogan, Emma, Jones, Gareth S., Knight, Jeff R., Kuhlbrodt, Till, Misios, Stergios, Mizielinski, Matthew S., Ringer, Mark A., Robson, Jon and Sutton, Rowan T. (2020) Historical simulations with HadGEM3-GC3.1 for CMIP6. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 12 (6). e2019MS001995. ISSN 1942-2466 doi:


Gillett, Zoe E., Arblaster, Julie M., Dittus, Andrea J., Deushi, Makoto, Jöckel, Patrick, Kinnison, Douglas E., Morgenstern, Olaf, Plummer, David A., Revell, Laura E., Rozanov, Eugene, Schofield, Robyn, Stenke, Andrea, Stone, Kane A. and Tilmes, Simone (2019) Evaluating the relationship between interannual variations in the Antarctic ozone hole and Southern Hemisphere surface climate in chemistry-climate models. Journal of Climate, 32 (11). pp. 3131-3151. ISSN 0894-8755 doi:

Stone, Daithi A., Christidis, Nikolaos, Folland, Chris, Perkins-Kirkpatrick, Sarah, Perlwitz, Judith, Shiogama, Hideo, Wehner, Michael F., Wolski, Piotr, Cholia, Shreyas, Krishnan, Harinarayan, Murray, Donald, Angélil, Oliver, Beyerle, Urs, Ciavarella, Andrew, Dittus, Andrea, Quan, Xiao-Wei and Tadross, Mark (2019) Experiment design of the International CLIVAR C20C+ Detection and Attribution project. Weather and Climate Extremes, 24. 100206. ISSN 2212-0947 doi:


Dittus, Andrea J., Karoly, David J., Donat, Markus G., Lewis, Sophie C. and Alexander, Lisa V. (2018) Understanding the role of sea surface temperature-forcing for variability in global temperature and precipitation extremes. Weather and Climate Extremes, 21. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2212-0947 doi:


Dittus, Andrea J., Karoly, David J., Lewis, Sophie C., Alexander, Lisa V. and Donat, Markus G. (2016) A multiregion model evaluation and attribution study of historical changes in the area affected by temperature and precipitation extremes. Journal of Climate, 29 (23). pp. 8285-8299. ISSN 1520-0442 doi:

Donat, Markus G., Alexander, Lisa V., Herold, Nicholas and Dittus, Andrea (2016) Temperature and precipitation extremes in century-long gridded observations, reanalyses, and atmospheric model simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121 (19). 11,174-11,189. ISSN 2169-897X doi:


Dittus, Andrea, Karoly, David J., Lewis, Sophie C. and Alexander, Lisa V. (2015) A multiregion assessment of observed changes in the areal extent of temperature and precipitation extremes. Journal of Climate, 28 (23). pp. 9206-9220. ISSN 0894-8755 doi:

King, Andrew D., Donat, Markus G., Fischer, Erich M., Hawkins, Ed, Alexander, Lisa V., Karoly, David J., Dittus, Andrea J., Lewis, Sophie C. and Perkins, Sarah E. (2015) The timing of anthropogenic emergence in simulated climate extremes. Environmental Research Letters, 10 (9). 094015. ISSN 1748-9326 doi:

Sippel, Sebastian, Mitchell, Dann, Black, Mitchell T., Dittus, Andrea J., Harrington, Luke, Schaller, Nathalie and Otto, Friederike E. L. (2015) Combining large model ensembles with extreme value statistics to improve attribution statements of rare events. Weather and Climate Extremes, 9. pp. 25-35. ISSN 22120947 doi:


Dittus, A. J., Karoly, D. J., Lewis, S. C. and Alexander, L. V. (2014) An investigation of some unexpected frost day increases in southern Australia. Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal, 64 (4). pp. 261-271. ISSN 1836-716X doi:

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Last update: 25th October 2023

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