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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Robert Lee

Research Scientist - National Centre for Atmospheric Science

Responsibilities:

Organiser of the Departmental Seminar.

Research Interests:

  • Teleconnections;
  • Synoptic meteorology;
  • Weather regimes;
  • Climate dynamics;
  • Sub-seasonal prediction;
  • Jet streams;
  • Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO);
  • Model biases;
  • Climate change.

Current Research Projects:

  • MJO metrics for climate models;
  • Tropical-extratropical teleconnections on sub-seasonal timescales.

Past Research Projects:

  • Extratropical storm tracks in the CMIP5 models: biases and future changes;
  • High resolution climate model air-sea interactions over an SST bias.

Other interests and links:

Recent Publications:

Centaur Publications

Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2011
Number of items: 15.

2020

Priestley, M. D. K., Ackerley, D., Catto, J. L., Hodges, K. I., McDonald, R. E. and Lee, R. W. (2020) An overview of the extratropical storm tracks in CMIP6 historical simulations. Journal of Climate, 33 (15). pp. 6315-6343. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0928.1

Lee, J. C. K., Lee, R. W., Woolnough, S. J. and Boxall, L. J. (2020) The links between the Madden-Julian oscillation and European weather regimes. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 141 (1-2). pp. 567-586. ISSN 1434-4483 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-020-03223-2

Mindlin, J., Shepherd, T. G., Vera, C., Osman, M., Zappa, G., Lee, R. W. and Hodges, K. I. (2020) Storyline description of Southern Hemisphere midlatitude circulation and precipitation response to greenhouse gas forcing. Climate Dynamics, 54 (9-10). pp. 4399-4421. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-020-05234-1

2019

Lee, R. W., Woolnough, S. J., Charlton-Perez, A. J. and Vitart, F. (2019) ENSO modulation of MJO teleconnections to the north Atlantic & Europe. Geophysical Research Letters, 46 (22). pp. 13535-13545. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL084683

Charlton-Perez, A. J., Aldridge, R. W., Grams, C. M. and Lee, R. (2019) Winter pressures on the UK health system dominated by the Greenland blocking weather regime. Weather and Climate Extremes, 25. 100218. ISSN 2212-0947 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2019.100218

van der Wiel, K., Bloomfield, H., Lee, R. W., Stoop, L., Blackport, R., Screen, J. and Selten, F. M. (2019) The influence of weather regimes on European renewable energy production and demand. Environmental Research Letters, 14 (9). 094010. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab38d3

2018

Lee, R. W., Woollings, T. J., Hoskins, B. J., Williams, K. D., O'Reilly, C. H. and Masato, G. (2018) Impact of Gulf Stream SST biases on the global atmospheric circulation. Climate Dynamics, 51 (9-10). pp. 3369-3387. ISSN 1432-0894 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-018-4083-9

Charlton-Perez, A. J., Ferranti, L. and Lee, R. W. (2018) The influence of the stratospheric state on North Atlantic weather regimes. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 144 (713). pp. 1140-1151. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3280

Woollings, T., Barnes, E., Hoskins, B., Kwon, Y.-O., Lee, R. W., Li, C., Madonna, E., McGraw, M., Parker, T., Rodrigues, R., Spensberger, C. and Williams, K. (2018) Daily to decadal modulation of jet variability. Journal of Climate, 31 (4). pp. 1297-1314. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0286.1

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

2017

Dutra, L. M. M., da Rocha, R. P., Lee, R. W., Peres, J. R. R. and de Camargo, R. (2017) Structure and evolution of Subtropical Cyclone Anita as evaluated by heat and vorticity budgets. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143 (704). pp. 1539-1553. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3024

2016

Masato, G., Woollings, T., Williams, K. D., Hoskins, B. J. and Lee, R. W. (2016) A regime analysis of Atlantic winter jet variability applied to evaluate HadGEM3-GC2. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142 (701). pp. 3162-3170. ISSN 1477-870X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.2897

2015

McSweeney, C. F., Jones, R. G., Lee, R. W. and Rowell, D. P. (2015) Selecting CMIP5 GCMs for downscaling over multiple regions. Climate Dynamics, 44 (11). pp. 3237-3260. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-014-2418-8

Lee, R. W. (2015) Storm track biases and changes in a warming climate from an extratropical cyclone perspective using CMIP5. PhD thesis, University of Reading.

2011

Hodges, K. I., Lee, R. W. and Bengtsson, L. (2011) A comparison of extra-tropical cyclones in recent re-analyses; ERA-Interim, NASA MERRA, NCEP CFSR and JRA-25. Journal of Climate, 24 (18). pp. 4888-4906. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/2011JCLI4097.1

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Last update: 29th April 2020

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