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Dr. Laura Baker

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Responsibilities:

NCAS Climate PDRA working on the IMPETUS project

Research Interests:

  • Seasonal forecasting, particularly for the North Atlantic and Europe
  • Predictability of the North Atlantic Oscillation
  • UK drought
  • Extratropical weather systems
  • Climate responses to short-lived climate forcers

Research Projects:

  • IMPETUS: Improving prediction of UK drought for user decision-making
  • ENDOWS: Engaging diverse stakeholders and publics with outputs from the UK Drought and Water Scarcity programme
  • ECLIPSE: Evaluating the Climate and Air Quality Impacts of Short-lived pollutants

Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

  • Jonathan Beverley PhD student working on the Role of the Asian Summer Monsoon in European Summer Climate Variability, as part of the SummerTIME project.

  • My home page

    Centaur Publications

    Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2009
    Number of items: 17.

    2019

    Parker, T., Woollings, T., Weisheimer, A., O'Reilly, C., Baker, L. and Shaffrey, L. (2019) Seasonal predictability of the winter North Atlantic Oscillation from a jet stream perspective. Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (16). pp. 10159-10167. ISSN 1944-8007 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL084402

    Beverley, J. D., Woolnough, S. J., Baker, L. H., Johnson, S. J. and Weisheimer, A. (2019) The northern hemisphere circumglobal teleconnection in a seasonal forecast model and its relationship to European summer forecast skill. Climate Dynamics, 52 (5-6). pp. 3729-3771. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4371-4

    2018

    Baker, L. H., Shaffrey, L. C., Sutton, R. T., Weisheimer, A. and Scaife, A. A. (2018) An intercomparison of skill and overconfidence/underconfidence of the wintertime North Atlantic Oscillation in multimodel seasonal forecasts. Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (15). pp. 7808-7817. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL078838

    Baker, L., Shaffrey, L. and Scaife, A. A. (2018) Improved seasonal prediction of UK regional precipitation using atmospheric circulation. International Journal of Climatology, 38 (S1). e437-e453. ISSN 0899-8418 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5382

    Bannister, R. N., Migliorini, S., Rudd, A. C. and Baker, L. H. (2018) Methods of investigating forecast error sensitivity to ensemble size in a limited-area convection-permitting ensemble. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions. 260. ISSN 1991-962X doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2017-260

    2016

    Bellouin, N., Baker, L., Hodnebrog, Ø., Olivié, D., Cherian, R., MacIntosh, C., Samset, B., Esteve, A., Aamaas, B., Quaas, J. and Myhre, G. (2016) Regional and seasonal radiative forcing by perturbations to aerosol and ozone precursor emissions. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16 (21). pp. 13885-13910. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13885-2016

    MacIntosh, C. R., Allan, R. P., Baker, L. H., Bellouin, N., Collins, W., Mousavi, Z. and Shine, K. P. (2016) Contrasting fast precipitation responses to tropospheric and stratospheric ozone forcing. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (3). pp. 1263-1271. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GL067231

    2015

    Baker, L., Collins, W. J., Olivie, D. J. L., Cherian, R., Myhre, G. and Quaas, J. (2015) Climate responses to anthropogenic emissions of short-lived climate pollutants. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (14). pp. 8201-8216. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-8201-2015

    Vaughan, G., Methven, J., Anderson, D., Antonescu, B., Baker, L., Baker, T. P., Ballard, S. P., Bower, K. N., Brown, P. R. A., Chagnon, J., Choularton, T. W., Chylik, J., Connolly, P. J., Cook, P. A., Cotton, R. J., Crosier, J., Dearden, C., Dorsey, J. R., Frame, T. H. A., Gallagher, M. W., Goodliff, M., Gray, S. L., Harvey, B. J., Knippertz, P., Lean, H. W., Li, D., Lloyd, G., Martinez-Alvarado, O., Nicol, J., Norris, J., Öström, E., Owen, J., Parker, D. J., Plant, R. S., Renfrew, I. A., Roberts, N. M., Rosenberg, P., Rudd, A. C., Schultz, D. M., Taylor, J. P., Trzeciak, T., Tubbs, R., Vance, A. K., Van Leeuwen, P. J., Wellpott, A. and Woolley, A. (2015) Cloud banding and winds in intense European cyclones: results from the DIAMET project. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96 (2). pp. 249-265. ISSN 1520-0477 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00238.1

    Stohl, A., Aamaas, B., Amann, M., Baker, L., Bellouin, N., Berntsen, T. K., Boucher, O., Cherian, R., Collins, W., Daskalakis, N., Dusinska, M., Eckhardt, S., Fuglestvedt, J. S., Harju, M., Heyes, C., Hodnebrog, Ø., Hao, J., Im, U., Kanakidou, M., Klimont, Z., Kupiainen, K., Law, K. S., Lund, M. T., Maas, R., MacIntosh, C., Myhre, G., Myriokefalitakis, S., Olivié, D., Quaas, J., Quennehen, B., Raut, J.-C., Rumbold, S. T., Samset, B. H., Schulz, M., Seland, Ø., Shine, K., Skeie, R. B., Wang, S., Yttri, K. E. and Zhu, T. (2015) Evaluating the climate and air quality impacts of short-lived pollutants. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (18). pp. 10529-10566. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-10529-2015

    2014

    Martinez-Alvarado, O., Baker, L. H., Gray, S. L., Methven, J. and Plant, R. S. (2014) Distinguishing the cold conveyor belt and sting jet air streams in an intense extratropical cyclone. Monthly Weather Review, 142 (8). pp. 2571-2595. ISSN 1520-0493 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-13-00348.1

    Baker, L. H., Gray, S. L. and Clark, P. A. (2014) Idealised simulations of sting-jet cyclones. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 140 (678). pp. 96-110. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.2131

    Baker, L., Rudd, A., Migliorini, S. and Bannister, R. (2014) Representation of model error in a convective-scale ensemble prediction system. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 21. pp. 19-39. ISSN 1023-5809 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-21-19-2014 (special issue 'Ensemble methods in geophysical sciences')

    2013

    Martinez-Alvarado, O., Gray, S. L., Clark, P. A. and Baker, L. H. (2013) Objective detection of sting jets in low-resolution datasets. Meteorological Applications, 20 (1). pp. 41-55. ISSN 1469-8080 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/met.297

    Baker, L., Martinez-Alvarado, O., Methven, J. and Knippertz, P. (2013) Flying through extratropical cyclone Friedhelm. Weather, 68 (1). pp. 9-13. ISSN 1477-8696 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.2047

    2011

    Gray, S. L., Martinez-Alvarado, O., Baker, L. H. and Clark, P. A. (2011) Conditional symmetric instability in sting-jet storms. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137 (659). pp. 1482-1500. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.859

    2009

    Baker, L. (2009) Sting jets in severe northern European wind storms. Weather, 64 (6). pp. 143-148. ISSN 1477-8696 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.397

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    Last update: 30th January 2019

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