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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Dr. Kieran Hunt

Research Scientist

Responsibilities:

Research Scientist in Tropical and Himalayan Meteorology

Research Interests:

  • Synoptic-scale tropical dynamics
  • Extreme weather events, particularly over south Asia
  • Hydrology and fluviology of India
  • Western disturbances and tropical depressions
  • Climate change

Current Research Project:

  • IMPROVE: Indian Monsoon PRecipitation over Orography: Verification and Enhancement of understanding (funded jointly by the UK Met Office and the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences)

Previous Research Projects:

  • BITMAP: Better understanding of Interregional Teleconnections for prediction in the Monsoon And Poles (funded by the Belmont Forum)
  • INCOMPASS: Interaction of Convective Organization and Monsoon Precipitation, Atmosphere, Surface and Sea (funded by NERC)

Centaur Publications

Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016
Number of items: 20.

2020

Hunt, K. M. R. and Menon, A. (2020) The 2018 Kerala floods: a climate change perspective. Climate Dynamics, 54. pp. 2433-2446. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-020-05123-7

2019

Turner, A. G., Bhat, G. S., Martin, G. M., Parker, D. J., Taylor, C. M., Mitra, A. K., Tripathi, S. N., Milton, S., Rajagopal, E. N., Evans, J. G., Morrison, R., Pattnaik, S., Sekhar, M., Bhattacharya, B. K., Madan, R., Govindankutty, M., Fletcher, J. K., Willetts, P. D., Menon, A., Marsham, J. H., Hunt, K. M. R., Chakraborty, T., George, G., Krishnan, M., Sarangi, C., Belusic, D., Garcia-Carreras, L., Brooks, M., Webster, S., Brooke, J. K., Fox, C., Harlow, R. C., Langridge, J. M., Jayakumar, A., Boeing, S. J., Halliday, O., Bowles, J., Kent, J., O'Sullivan, D., Wilson, A., Woods, C., Rogers, S., Smout-Day, R., Tiddeman, D., Desai, D., Nigam, R., Paleri, S., Sattar, A., Smith, M., Anderson, D., Bauguitte, S., Carling, R., Chan, C., Devereau, S., Gratton, G., MacLeod, D., Nott, G., Pickering, M., Price, H., Rastall, S., Reed, C., Trembath, J., Woolley, A., Volonté, A. and New, B. (2019) Interaction of convective organisation with monsoon precipitation, atmosphere, surface and sea: the 2016 INCOMPASS field campaign in India. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3633

Martin, G. M., Brooks, M. E., Johnson, B., Milton, S. F., Webster, S., Jayakumar, A., Mitra, A. K., Rajan, D. and Hunt, K. M. R. (2019) Forecasting the monsoon on daily to seasonal time‐scales in support of a field campaign. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3620

Hunt, K. M. R. and Turner, A. G. (2019) The role of the subtropical jet in deficient winter precipitation across the mid-Holocene Indus basin. Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (10). pp. 5452-5459. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL081920

Barton, E. J., Taylor, C. M., Parker, D. J., Turner, A. G., Belusic, D., Boeing, S. J., Brooke, J. K., Harlow, R. C., Harris, P. P., Hunt, K., Jayakumar, A. and Mitra, A. K. (2019) A case study of land-atmosphere coupling during monsoon onset in northern India. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3538

Fletcher, J. K., Parker, D. J., Turner, A. G., Menon, A., Martin, G. M., Birch, C. E., Mitra, A. K., Mrudula, G., Hunt, K. M. R., Taylor, C. M., Houze, R. A., Brodzik, S. R. and Bhat, G. S. (2019) The dynamic and thermodynamic structure of the monsoon over southern India: new observations from the INCOMPASS IOP. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3439

Hunt, K. M. R., Turner, A. G. and Shaffrey, L. C. (2019) Representation of western disturbances in CMIP5 models. Journal of Climate, 32. pp. 1997-2011. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0420.1

Hunt, K. M. R., Turner, A. G. and Shaffrey, L. C. (2019) Falling trend of western disturbances in future climate simulations. Journal of Climate, 32. pp. 5037-5051. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0601.1

Hunt, K. M. R. and Fletcher, J. K. (2019) The relationship between Indian monsoon rainfall and low-pressure systems. Climate Dynamics, 53 (3-4). pp. 1859-1871. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-019-04744-x

2018

Hunt, K. M. R., Curio, J., Turner, A. G. and Schiemann, R. (2018) Subtropical westerly jet influence on occurrence of western disturbances and Tibetan plateau vortices. Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (16). pp. 8629-8636. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077734

Hunt, K. M. R., Turner, A. G. and Shaffrey, L. C. (2018) Extreme daily rainfall in Pakistan and north India: scale-interactions, mechanisms, and precursors. Monthly Weather Review, 146 (4). pp. 1005-1022. ISSN 0027-0644 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-17-0258.1

Fletcher, J. K., Parker, D. J., Hunt, K. M. R., Vishwanathan, G. and Govindankutty, M. (2018) The interaction of Indian monsoon depressions with northwesterly mid-level dry intrusions. Monthly Weather Review, 146 (3). pp. 679-693. ISSN 0027-0644 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/mwr-d-17-0188.1

Hunt, K. M. R., Turner, A. G. and Shaffrey, L. C. (2018) The evolution, seasonality, and impacts of western disturbances. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 144 (710). pp. 278-290. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3200

2017

Hunt, K. M. and Turner, A. G. (2017) The effect of soil moisture perturbations on Indian Monsoon Depressions in a numerical weather prediction model. Journal of Climate, 30 (21). pp. 8811-8823. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0733.1

Willetts, P. D., Turner, A. G., Martin, G. M., Mrudula, G., Hunt, K. M., Parker, D. J., Taylor, C. M., Birch, C. E., Mitra, A. K., Heming, J. T. and Brooks, M. E. (2017) The 2015 Indian summer monsoon onset - phenomena, forecasting and research flight planning. Weather, 72 (6). pp. 168-175. ISSN 1477-8696 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.2819

Hunt, K. M. R. and Turner, A. G. (2017) The effect of horizontal resolution on Indian monsoon depressions in the Met Office NWP model. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143 (705). pp. 1756-1771. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3030

Hunt, K. M. R. (2017) On the behaviour of tropical depressions and their interaction with the Indian Monsoon Trough Region. PhD thesis, University of Reading.

2016

Hunt, K. M. R., Turner, A. G. and Parker, D. E. (2016) The spatiotemporal structure of precipitation in Indian monsoon depressions. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142 (701). pp. 3195-3210. ISSN 0035-9009 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.2901

Hunt, K. M. R., Turner, A. G., Inness, P. M., Parker, D. E. and Levine, R. C. (2016) On the structure and dynamics of Indian monsoon depressions. Monthly Weather Review, 144 (9). pp. 3391-3416. ISSN 0027-0644 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-15-0138.1

Hunt, K. M. R. and Parker, D. J. (2016) The movement of Indian Monsoon Depressions by interaction with image vortices near the Himalayan Wall. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142 (698). pp. 2224-2229. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.2812

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Last update: 25th February 2020

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