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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Dr. Caroline Wainwright

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Please note, until 2019 I worked under the name of Caroline Dunning.

For more information on my research please see my personal website.

Research Interests:

  • East African climate
  • West African Monsoon
  • Rainfall seasonality
  • Climate variability and change
  • User-relevant metrics

Research Projects:

  • HyCristal: Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods in East Africa
  • Mars Cocoa and Climate Change
  • GCRF African SWIFT: Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques

Webpages:

Publications

Wainwright, C.M., Hirons, L.C., Klingaman, N.P., Allan, R.P., Black, E., and Turner, A.G. (2019) The impact of air–sea coupling and ocean biases on the seasonal cycle of southern West African precipitation, Climate Dynamics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-019-04973-0/

Wainwright, C.M., Marsham, J.H., Keane, R.J., Rowell, D.P., Finney, D.L. Black, E., and Allan, R.P. (2019) ‘Eastern African Paradox’ rainfall decline due to shorter not less intense Long Rains, npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, 2, 34, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41612-019-0091-7

Dunning, C.M., Black, E. and Allan, R.P. (2018) Later Wet Seasons with More Intense Rainfall over Africa under Future Climate Change, Journal of Climate, 31, 9719–9738, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0102.1 | Press Release

Dunning, C.M., Allan, R.P. and Black, E. (2017) Identification of deficiencies in seasonal rainfall simulated by CMIP5 climate models, Environmental Research Letters, 12(11), 114001, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa869e | Blog

Dunning, C.M., E Black, and R.P. Allan (2016) The onset and cessation of seasonal rainfall over Africa. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121 11,405-11,424, doi: 10.1002/2016JD025428 | Blog

Dunning, C. M., Turner, A. G., & Brayshaw, D. J. (2015). The impact of monsoon intraseasonal variability on renewable power generation in India. Environmental Research Letters, 10(6), 064002 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/6/064002.

Kolusu, S. R., Marsham, J. H., Mulcahy, J., Johnson, B., Dunning, C., Bush, M., & Spracklen, D. V. (2015). Impacts of Amazonia biomass burning aerosols assessed from short-range weather forecasts. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15(21), 12251-12266, doi:10.5194/acp-15-12251-2015.

Gray, S. L., Dunning, C. M., Methven, J., Masato, G., & Chagnon, J. M. (2014). Systematic model forecast error in Rossby wave structure. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(8), 2979-2987, doi: 10.1002/2014GL059282.

Last update: 3rd April 2019

Contact

c.dunning@reading.ac.uk

Office:

Met 3L61 -

Phone:

8741

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