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Dr. Reinhard Schiemann

Senior Research Scientist (NCAS Climate)

Responsibilities:

I am an NCAS Senior Reseach Scientist at the University of Reading in the Global High-resolution Climate Modelling Group (HRCM), a long-standing collaboration between NCAS and the UK Met Office Hadley Centre.

Research Interests:

  • Simulating climate extremes
    • mid-latitude extremes and their atmospheric drivers (e.g., blocking, post-tropical cyclones, Tibetan Plateau Vortices)
    • climate model evaluation using process-based (e.g., feature tracking) and statistical (e.g., extreme value analysis) methods
    • role of model resolution
  • Climates of Central and East Asia
  • Hydroclimatology
  • Observed land precipitation
    • uncertainty in gridded datasets
    • radar-gauge blending and climate reconstruction techniques

Current research projects:

Previous research projects:

  • MESETA (Newton Fund CSSP China, 2015-2018), investigating Tibetan Plateau Vortices (TPVs), and Tibetan Plateau dynamic and thermodynamic forcing of the monsoon, with Andrew Turner (Co-I)
  • UPSCALE (UK on PRACE: weather resolving Simulations of Climate for globAL Environmental risk): In this project, we conducted global simulations of present and future climates at a very high model resolution (about 25 km grid spacing). We found that the simulation of some important phenomena (for example, tropical cyclones, blocking) critically depends on model resolution.

Current postdoctoral supervision

  • Julia Curio was/is a research scientist in the MESETA/PERCHANCE projects. Julia studies Tibetan Plateau Vortices including their structure, impacts, and representation in models.
  • Mark Muetzelfeldt is a research scientist in the COSMIC project and studies the diurnal cycle of precipitation in a global and convective-scale climate model.
  • Alex Baker is a research scientist in the PRIMAVERA project. Alex studies how the present and future North Atlantic jet and storm tracks and impacts over Europe depend on model resolution. A particular focus area are post-tropical cyclones. (with Pier Luigi Vidale)
  • Co-supervison of Ambrogio Volonté (COSMIC), Kieran Hunt (IMRPOVE), Amulya Chevuturi, Liang Guo (PERCHANCE)

Current graduate student supervision

  • Elliott Sainsbury is a NERC SCENARIO PhD student investigating post-tropical cyclones impacting Europe.
  • Sally Woodhouse is a NERC SCENARIO PhD student investigating fluxes of heat and freshwater into and out of the Arctic in coupled high-resolution versions of the MetUM climate model. (Lead supervision Len Shaffrey, also with Yevgeny Aksenov and Sheldon Bacon at the National Oceanography Centre)
  • Bernard Racoma is a PhD student, jointly at the University of the Philippines and at Reading, investigating Tropical Cyclones affecting the Philippines. (Lead supervision Nicholas Klingaman, also with Christopher Holloway)

Centaur Publications

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Number of items: 30.

2019

Baker, A. J., Schiemann, R., Hodges, K. I., Demory, M.-E., Mizielinski, M. S., Roberts, M. J., Shaffrey, L. C., Strachan, J. and Vidale, P. L. (2019) Enhanced climate change response of wintertime North Atlantic circulation, cyclonic activity and precipitation in a 25 km-resolution global atmospheric model. Journal of Climate, 32 (22). pp. 7763-7781. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0054.1

Roberts, M. J., Baker, A., Blockley, E. W., Calvert, D., Coward, A., Hewitt, H. T., Jackson, L. C., Kuhlbrodt, T., Mathiot, P., Roberts, C. D., Schiemann, R., Seddon, J., Vanniere, B. and Vidale, P. L. (2019) Description of the resolution hierarchy of the global coupled HadGEM3-GC3.1 model as used in CMIP6 HighResMIP experiments. Geoscientific Model Development. ISSN 1991-9603 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2019-148 (In Press)

Vanniere, B., Demory, M.-E., Vidale, P. L., Schiemann, R., Roberts, M. J., Roberts, C. D., Matsueda, M., Terray, L., Koenigk, T. and Senan, R. (2019) Multi-model evaluation of the sensitivity of the global energy budget and hydrological cycle to resolution. Climate Dynamics, 52 (11). pp. 6817-6846. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4547-y

Curio, J., Schiemann, R., Hodges, K. and Turner, A. G. (2019) Climatology of Tibetan Plateau Vortices in reanalysis data and a high-resolution global climate model. Journal of Climate, 32 (6). pp. 1933-1950. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0021.1

2018

Roberts, M. J., Vidale, P. L., Senior, C., Hewitt, H. T., Bates, C., Berthou, S., Chang, P., Christensen, H. M., Danilov, S., Demory, M.-E., Griffies, S. M., Haarsma, R., Jung, T., Martin, G., Minobe, S., Ringler, T., Satoh, M., Schiemann, R., Scoccimarro, E., Stephens, G. and Wehner, M. F. (2018) The benefits of global high-resolution for climate simulation: process-understanding and the enabling of stakeholder decisions at the regional scale. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. pp. 2341-2359. ISSN 1520-0477 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00320.1

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

Wong, K. C., Liu, S., Turner, A. G. and Schiemann, R. K. (2018) Different Asian monsoon rainfall responses to idealised orography sensitivity experiments in the HadGEM3-GA6 and FGOALS-FAMIL global climate models. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 35 (8). pp. 1049-1062. ISSN 0256-1530 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00376-018-7269-5

Curio, J., Chen, Y., Schiemann, R., Turner, A. G., Wong, K. C., Hodges, K. and Li, Y. (2018) Comparison of a manual and an automated tracking method for Tibetan Plateau vortices. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 35 (8). pp. 965-980. ISSN 0256-1530 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00376-018-7278-4

Williams, K. D., Copsey, D., Blockley, E. W., Bodas-Salcedo, A., Calvert, D., Comer, R., Davis., P., Graham, T., Hewitt, H. T., Hill, R., Hyder, P., Ineson, S., Johns, T. C., Keen, A. B., Lee, R. W., Megann, A., Milton, S. F., Rae, J. G. L., Roberts, M. J., Scaife, A. A., Schiemann, R., Storkey, D., Thorpe, L., Watterson, I. G., Walters, D. N., West, A., Wood, R. A., Woollings, T. and Xavier, P. K. (2018) The Met Office Global Coupled model 3.0 and 3.1 (GC3.0 & GC3.1) configurations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10 (2). pp. 357-380. ISSN 1942-2466 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2017MS001115

Schiemann, R., Vidale, P. L., Shaffrey, L. C., Johnson, S. J., Roberts, M. J., Demory, M.-E., Mizielinski, M. S. and Strachan, J. (2018) Mean and extreme precipitation over European river basins better simulated in a 25km AGCM. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22 (7). pp. 3933-3950. ISSN 1027-5606 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3933-2018

2017

Ogata, T., Johnson, S. J., Schiemann, R., Demory, M.-E., Mizuta, R., Yoshida, K. and Arakawa, O. (2017) The resolution sensitivity of the Asian summer monsoon and its inter-model comparison between MRI-AGCM and MetUM. Climate Dynamics, 49 (9-10). pp. 3345-3361. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-016-3517-5

Fang, Y., Wu, P., Mizielinski, M. S., Roberts, M. J., Wu, T., Li, B., Vidale, P. L., Demory, M.-E. and Schiemann, R. (2017) High-resolution simulation of the boreal summer intra-seasonal oscillation in Met Office unified model. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143 (702). pp. 362-373. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.2927

Schiemann, R., Demory, M.-E., Shaffrey, L. C., Strachan, J., Vidale, P. L., Mizielinski, M. S., Roberts, M. J., Matsueda, M., Wehner, M. F. and Jung, T. (2017) The resolution sensitivity of Northern Hemisphere blocking in four 25-km atmospheric global circulation models. Journal of Climate, 30 (1). pp. 337-358. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0100.1

2016

Zhang, L., Wu, P., Zhou, T., Roberts, M. J. and Schiemann, R. (2016) Added value of high resolution models in simulating global precipitation characteristics. Atmospheric Science Letters, 17 (12). pp. 646-657. ISSN 1530-261X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/asl.715

Johnson, S. J., Levine, R. C., Turner, A. G., Martin, G. M., Woolnough, S. J., Schiemann, R., Mizielinski, M. S., Roberts, M. J., Vidale, P. L., Demory, M.-E. and Strachan, J. (2016) The resolution sensitivity of the South Asian monsoon and Indo-Pacific in a global 0.35◦ AGCM. Climate Dynamics, 46 (3-4). pp. 807-831. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-015-2614-1

Vellinga, M., Roberts, M., Vidale, P. L., Mizielinski, M. S., Demory, M.-E., Schiemann, R., Strachan, J. and Bain, C. (2016) Sahel decadal rainfall variability and the role of model horizontal resolution. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (1). pp. 326-333. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GL066690

2015

Birch, C. E., Roberts, M. J., Garcia-Carreras, L., Ackerley, D., Reeder, M. J., Lock, A. P. and Schiemann, R. (2015) Sea-breeze dynamics and convection initiation: the influence of convective parameterization in weather and climate model biases. Journal of Climate, 28 (20). pp. 8093-8108. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00850.1

Roberts, M. J., Vidale, P. L., Mizielinski, M. S., Demory, M.-E., Schiemann, R., Strachan, J., Hodges, K., Bel, R. and Camp, J. (2015) Tropical cyclones in the UPSCALE ensemble of high resolution global climate models. Journal of Climate, 28 (2). pp. 574-596. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00131.1

2014

Schiemann, R., Demory, M.-E., Mizielinski, M. S., Roberts, M. J., Shaffrey, L. C., Strachan, J. and Vidale, P. L. (2014) The sensitivity of the tropical circulation and Maritime Continent precipitation to climate model resolution. Climate Dynamics, 42 (9-10). pp. 2455-2468. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-013-1997-0

Mizielinski, M. S., Roberts, M. J., Vidale, P. L., Schiemann, R., Demory, M.-E., Strachan, J., Edwards, T., Stephens, A., Lawrence, B. N., Pritchard, M., Chiu, P., Iwi, A., Churchill, J., del Cano Novales, C., Kettleborough, J., Roseblade, W., Selwood, P., Foster, M., Glover, M. and Malcolm, A. (2014) High resolution global climate modelling; the UPSCALE project, a large simulation campaign. Geoscientific Model Development, 7 (4). pp. 1629-1640. ISSN 1991-9603 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/gmdd-7-563-2014

2013

Demory, M.-E., Vidale, P. L., Roberts, M. J., Berrisford, P., Strachan, J., Schiemann, R. and Mizielinski, M. S. (2013) The role of horizontal resolution in simulating drivers of the global hydrological cycle. Climate Dynamics, 42 (7-8). pp. 2201-2225. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-013-1924-4

2011

Schiemann, R., Erdin, R., Willi, M., Frei, C., Berenguer, M. and Sempere-Torres, D. (2011) Geostatistical radar-raingauge combination with nonparametric correlograms: methodological considerations and application in Switzerland. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15 (5). pp. 1515-1536. ISSN 1027-5606 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-15-1515-2011

2010

Schiemann, R., Liniger, M. A. and Frei, C. (2010) Reduced space optimal interpolation of daily rain gauge precipitation in Switzerland. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115. D14109. ISSN 0148-0227 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2009JD013047

Philipp, A., Bartholy, J., Beck, C., Erpicum, M., Esteban, P., Fettweis, X., Huth, R., James, P., Jourdain, S., Kreienkamp, F., Krennert, T., Lykoudis, S., Michalides, S. C., Pianko-Kluczynska, K., Post, P., Alvarez, D. R., Schiemann, R., Spekat, A. and Tymvios, F. S. (2010) Cost733cat: a database of weather and circulation type classifications. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 35 (9-12). pp. 360-373. ISSN 1474-7065 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2009.12.010

2009

Schiemann, R. and Frei, C. (2009) How to quantify the resolution of surface climate by circulation types: an example for Alpine precipitation. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 35 (9-12). pp. 403-410. ISSN 1474-7065 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2009.09.005

2008

Schiemann, R., Lüthi, D. and Schär, C. (2008) Seasonality and interannual variability of the westerly jet in the Tibetan Plateau region. Journal of Climate, 22 (11). pp. 2940-2957. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/2008JCLI2625.1

2007

Schiemann, R., Lüthi, D., Vidale, P. L. and Schär, C. (2007) The precipitation climate of Central Asia: intercomparison of observational and numerical data sources in a remote semiarid region. International Journal of Climatology, 28 (3). pp. 295-314. ISSN 0899-8418 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.1532

Schiemann, R., Glazirina, M. G. and Schär, C. (2007) On the relationship between the Indian summer monsoon and river flow in the Aral Sea basin. Geophysical Research Letters, 34. L05706. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2006GL028926

2005

Schiemann, R., Bachmann, M. and Janke, W. (2005) Exact enumeration of three-dimensional lattice proteins. Computer Physics Communications, 166 (1). pp. 8-16. ISSN 0010-4655 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2004.09.011

Schiemann, R., Bachmann, M. and Janke, W. (2005) Exact sequence analysis for three-dimensional hydrophobic-polar lattice proteins. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 122 (11). 114705. ISSN 0021-9606 doi: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1814941

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Last update: 30th January 2019

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