Dr. Christopher Holloway
Associate Professor in Convection
Associate Professor in Convection
- Interaction between convection and the large-scale environment
- Tropical weather and climate (including the MJO, tropical cyclones, organised convection)
- Co-I on the RevCon project, which is part of the NERC-Met Office ParaCon project seeking a major advance in convective parameterisations in weather and climate models. RevCon is exploring large-domain, high-resolution atmospheric simulations to provide constraints and testing for novel ideas of paraterising convection at modern climate-model grid resolutions.
- Co-I on a WCSSP SE Asia project that seeks to investigate connections between tropical waves and high-impact weather in Southeast Asia.
- Co-I on DUBSTEP, a WCSSP Brazil project that seeks to investigate relationships between subseasonal variability and high-impact weather in Brazil.
- Work following on from my previous NERC Fellowship project seeks to identify the processes that lead to convective self-aggregation (spontaneous clustering) in idealized high-resolution model simulations and to explore the extent to which they are important for convective organization in the real world.
- Ongoing work analysing high-resolution simulations over large tropical domains following on from the now-finished NERC-funded Cascade project.
Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision
- Jian-Feng Gu is a PDRA on the REVCON project investigating novel approaches to convective parameterization, co-supervised with Professor Bob Plant.
- Ying Ying Toh is pursuing a PhD on the role of Southeast Asia and the Maritime Continent in tropical climate variability and teleconnections, co-supervised with Dr Andy Turner.
- Joshua Talib is pursuing a PhD on mechanisms controlling the position and strength of the ITCZ in idealized global models, co-supervised with Dr Steve Woolnough and Dr Nick Klingaman.
- Michael Johnston is pursuing a PhD on convection over islands, co-supervised with Professor Bob Plant.
- William McIntyre is pursuing a PhD on numerical methods for novel convective parameterisation approaches, co-supervised with Dr Hilary Weller.
- Bethan Harris is pursuing a PhD on Available Potential Energy formulations and their applications for tropical cyclones, co-supervised with Dr Remi Tailleux and Professor Pier Luigi Vidale.
- Godwin Ayesiga is pursuing a PhD on the interaction of convective activity in the Congo Basin with convective activity in eastern Africa, co-supervised with Dr Charlie Williams.
Johnston, M. C., Holloway, C. E. and Plant, R. S. (2018) Cloud trails past Bermuda: a five-year climatology from 2012-2016. Monthly Weather Review. pp. 4039-4055. ISSN 0027-0644 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-18-0141.1
Talib, J., Woolnough, S. J., Klingaman, N. P. and Holloway, C. E. (2018) The role of the cloud radiative effect in the sensitivity of the Intertropical Convergence Zone to convective mixing. Journal of Climate, 31 (17). pp. 6821-6838. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0794.1
Christensen, H. M., Dawson, A. and Holloway, C. E. (2018) Forcing single-column models using high-resolution model simulations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10 (8). pp. 1833-1857. ISSN 1942-2466 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2017ms001189
Toh, Y. Y., Turner, A. G., Johnson, S. J. and Holloway, C. E. (2018) Maritime continent seasonal climate biases in AMIP experiments of the CMIP5 multimodel ensemble. Climate Dynamics, 50 (3-4). pp. 777-800. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-017-3641-x
Wing, A. A., Emanuel, K., Holloway, C. E. and Muller, C. (2017) Convective self-aggregation in numerical simulations: a review. Surveys in Geophysics, 38 (6). pp. 1173-1197. ISSN 1573-0956 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10712-017-9408-4
Holloway, C. E., Wing, A. A., Bony, S., Muller, C., Masunaga, H., L'Ecuyer, T. S., Turner, D. D. and Zuidema, P. (2017) Observing convective aggregation. Surveys in Geophysics, 38 (6). pp. 1199-1236. ISSN 1573-0956 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10712-017-9419-1
Stein, T. H. M., Holloway, C. E., Tobin, I. and Bony, S. (2017) Observed relationships between cloud vertical structure and convective aggregation over tropical ocean. Journal of Climate, 30 (6). pp. 2187-2207. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0125.1
Holloway, C. E. (2017) Convective aggregation in realistic convective-scale simulations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 9 (2). pp. 1450-1472. ISSN 1942-2466 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2017MS000980
Holloway, C. E. and Woolnough, S. J. (2016) The sensitivity of convective aggregation to diabatic processes in idealized radiative-convective equilibrium simulations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 8 (1). pp. 166-195. ISSN 1942-2466 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2015MS000511
Holloway, C. E., Woolnough, S. J. and Lister, G. M. S. (2015) The effects of explicit versus parameterized convection on the MJO in a large-domain high-resolution tropical case study. Part II: Processes leading to differences in MJO development. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72 (7). pp. 2719-2743. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-14-0308.1
Stein, T. H. M., Parker, D. J., Hogan, R. J., Birch, C., Holloway, C. E., Lister, G., Marsham, J. H. and Woolnough, S. J. (2015) The representation of the West-African Monsoon vertical cloud structure in the Met Office Unified Model: an evaluation with CloudSat. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.2614
Holloway, C. E., Petch, J. C., Beare, R. J., Bechtold, P., Craig, G. C., Derbyshire, S. H., Donner, L. J., Field, P. R., Gray, S. L., Marsham, J. H., Parker, D. J., Plant, R. S., Roberts, N. M., Schultz, D. M., Stirling, A. J. and Woolnough, S. J. (2014) Understanding and representing atmospheric convection across scales: recommendations from the meeting held at Dartington Hall, Devon, UK, 28–30 January 2013. Atmospheric Science Letters, 15 (4). pp. 348-353. ISSN 1530-261X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/asl2.508
Tobin, I., Bony, S., Holloway, C. E., Grandpeix, J.-Y., Seze, G., Coppin, D., Woolnough, S. J. and Roca, R. (2013) Does convective aggregation need to be represented in cumulus parameterizations? Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 5 (4). pp. 692-703. ISSN 1942-2466 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/jame.20047
Holloway, C. E., Woolnough, S. J. and Lister, G. M. S. (2013) The effects of explicit versus parameterized convection on the MJO in a large-domain high-resolution tropical case study. Part I: Characterization of large-scale organization and propagation. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70 (5). pp. 1342-1369. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-12-0227.1
Holloway, C.E., Woolnough, S.J. and Lister, G.M.S. (2012) Precipitation distributions for explicit versus parameterized convection in a large-domain high-resolution tropical case study. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 138. pp. 1692-1708. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.1903
Lintner, B. R., Holloway, C. E. and Neelin, J. D. (2011) Column water vapor statistics and their relationship to deep convection, vertical and horizontal circulation, and moisture structure at Nauru. Journal of Climate, 24 (20). pp. 5454-5466. ISSN 0894-8755 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-10-05015.1
Peters, O., Deluca, A., Corral, A., Neelin, J. D. and Holloway, C. E. (2010) Universality of rain event size distributions. Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2010 (11). P11030. ISSN 1742-5468 doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-5468/2010/11/P11030
Pearson, K. J., Hogan, R. J., Allan, R. P., Lister, G. M. S. and Holloway, C.E. (2010) Evaluation of the model representation of the evolution of convective systems using satellite observations of outgoing longwave radiation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115. A20206. ISSN 0148-0227 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2010JD014265
Holloway, C. E. and Neelin, J. D. (2010) Temporal relations of column water vapor and tropical precipitation. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 67 (4). pp. 1091-1105. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/2009JAS3284.1
Holloway, C. and Neelin, J. D. (2009) Moisture vertical structure, column water vapor, and tropical deep convection. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 66 (6). pp. 1665-1683. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/2008JAS2806.1
Last update: 30th January 2019