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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Samantha Ferrett

Postdoctoral Research Assoicate


Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Analysis of Forecasts of High-Impact Weather

Research Interests:

  • Tropical waves and their links to high impact weather in Southeast Asia.
  • Representation of the tropical climate and weather in coupled climate models and forecast models.
  • Dynamics and teleconnections of modes of variability (e.g. El Nino-Southern Oscillation) in the Tropical Pacific.
  • Uncertainty in future changes in tropical climate
  • See personal webpage for more details

Research Projects:

  • Project investigating the role of tropical waves in high impact weather in Southeast Asia as part of the Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership Southeast Asia (WCSSP: SE Asia) programme, in collaboration with partners at the Met Office and operational forecast centres in SE Asia.
  • FORSEA: A project that is part of the WCSSP: SE Asia programme, examining how well newly developed Met Office convective scale forecasting systems predict the timing, location and severity of high impact weather in SE Asia

Centaur Publications

Jump to: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017
Number of items: 8.


Yang, G.-Y. ORCID:, Ferrett, S., Woolnough, S., Methven, J. and Holloway, C. ORCID: (2021) Real-time identification of equatorial waves and evaluation of waves in global forecasts. Weather and Forecasting, 36 (1). pp. 171-193. ISSN 0882-8156 doi:

Ayesiga, G., Holloway, C. E., Williams, C. J., Yang, G.-Y. and Ferrett, S. (2021) The observed synoptic scale precipitation relationship between Western Equatorial Africa and Eastern Equatorial Africa. International Journal of Climatology, 41 (S1). pp. 582-601. ISSN 0899-8418 doi:


Ferrett, S., Collins, M., Ren, H.-L., Wu, B. and Zhou, T. (2020) The role of tropical mean-state biases in modeled winter Northern Hemisphere El Niño teleconnections. Journal of Climate, 33 (11). ISSN 1520-0442 doi:

Ferrett, S., Yang, G.-Y., Woolnough, S. J., Methven, J., Hodges, K. and Holloway, C. E. (2020) Linking extreme precipitation in Southeast Asia to equatorial waves. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 146 (727). pp. 665-684. ISSN 1477-870X doi:


Jimenez, J. C., Marengo, J. A., Alves, L. M., Sulca, J. C., Takahashi, K., Ferrett, S. and Collins, M. (2019) The role of ENSO flavors and TNA on recent droughts over Amazon forests and the Northeast Brazil region. International Journal of Climatology. ISSN 0899-8418 doi:

Ferrett, S. and Collins, M. (2019) ENSO feedbacks and their relationships with the mean state in a flux adjusted ensemble. Climate Dynamics, 52 (12). pp. 7189-7208. ISSN 0930-7575 doi:


Ferrett, S., Collins, M. and Ren, H.-L. (2018) Diagnosing relationships between mean state biases and El Niño shortwave feedback in CMIP5 models. Journal of Climate, 31 (4). pp. 1315-1335. ISSN 1520-0442 doi:


Ferrett, S., Collins, M. and Ren, H.-L. (2017) Understanding bias in the evaporative damping of El Niño–Southern Oscillation events in CMIP5 models. Journal of Climate, 30 (16). pp. 6351-6370. ISSN 1520-0442 doi:

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Last update: 28th May 2020



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