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Editorial board


Chris Jones, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Chris Jones is the Bill Guthridge Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Domain Scientist in Mathematics in the Renaissance Computing Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is director (and one of the founding members) of the Mathematics and Climate Research Network. His research focuses on using dynamical systems as a tool for solving problems that originate in applications.  He is particularly interested in ocean dynamics and related issues in the climate system. Much of his recent work has concerned the assimilation of data into geophysical models.


Peter Challenor: Statistics of Climate

Peter Challenor is a Professor in the Statistical Science group at the University of Exeter.  Peter’s research interests range from the statistical analysis of complex numerical models to the interpolation of noisy data and the estimation of the size of the renewable energy resource in the ocean. Peter was the principal investigator on the NERC RAPID-WATCH project RAPIT, looking at the risk of the shut down or significant slowing of the Atlantic Meridional Current. This project relied on thousands of climate simulations carried out by members of the public via climate prediction.net. He is currently working on a project on the use of autonomous surface vehicles to sample oceanic features.


Baylor Fox-Kemper: Physics of Climate

Baylor Fox-Kemper is Assistant Professor of Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Brown University. His research group studies the physics of the ocean and how the ocean fits into the Earth's climate system, using models that range from the global scale to focused process models that apply universally. Baylor was awarded the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, 2014-2019, and the American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Early Career Award in 2011.


Beatrice Pelloni: Mathematics of Climate

Beatrice Pelloni is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and a member of the Maxwell Institute of Mathematical Sciences. She has been co-Director of the Mathematics of Planet Earth Centre for Doctoral Training until August 2016. Her areas of research interest cover boundary value problems for linear and nonlinear PDEs, in particular the analysis of PDE models of fluid dynamics.


Henk Dijkstra, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Henk A. Dijkstra is professor of dynamical oceanography at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He received his PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Groningen in 1988. After a postdoctoral period at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Cornell University (USA), he started in Utrecht in 1990. His main research interests are in the application of dynamical systems methods to problems in climate variability and climate modeling. He is a member of the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2005, he received the Lewis Fry Richardson medal from the European Geosciences Union. In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

Kerry Emanuel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. Kerry Emanuel is a professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His  research interests focus on tropical meteorology and climate, with a specialty in hurricane physics. His interests also include cumulus convection, advanced methods of sampling the atmosphere in aid of numerical weather prediction, and the physical controls on the distribution of water in the atmosphere. 

Darryl Holm, Imperial College, UK


Darryl D Holm is currently a Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College London. He performs research and teaches courses in geometric mechanics and in partial differential equations for geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD). Usually his work involves formulating and analyzing model continuum partial differential equations that are derived using geometry and symmetry in variational principles for dynamical systems and control problems. His most recent work is about Stochastic Geometric Mechanics, based on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of stochastic ODEs and PDEs derived from group invariant stochastic variational principles. 

Valerio Lucarini, University of Hamburg, Germany

Brad Marston, Brown University, USA


Brad Marston is a professor of physics at Brown University. He trained in theoretical condensed matter physics but has worked on climate physics since the late 1980s.  His climate research program is focused in part on the direct statistical simulation of large-scale atmospheric and oceanic circulation using concepts adapted from non-equilibrium statistical physics and large deviation theory.  He is currently working to incorporate subgrid processes such as boundary-layer turbulence and clouds within the framework of direct statistical simulation. 

Doug Nychka, The National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA

Cecile Penland, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA

Nadia Pinardi, University of Bologna, Italy

Juan Restrepo, Oregon State University, USA


Areas of Expertise: Bayesian estimation, with a focus on data assimilation; Stochastic processes, including dynamics and parametrization; Sensitivity analysis, for time dependent problems and time series; Ocean transport, with a focus on the interaction of waves and currents.

Marten Scheffer, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Marten Scheffer is interested in unravelling the mechanisms that determine the stability and resilience of complex systems. Although much of his work has focused on ecosystems, he also worked with a range of scientists from other disciplines to address issues of stability and shifts in natural and social systems. Examples include the feedback between atmospheric carbon and the earth temperature, the collapse of ancient societies, inertia and shifts in public opinion, evolutionary emergence of patterns of species similarity, the effect of climatic extremes on forest dynamics and the balance of facilitation and competition in plant communities. He now works on finding generic early warning signals for critical transitions and is also leading the ‘South American Institute for Resilience and Sustainability Studies’ SARAS and the Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management group at Wageningen University. 

Ted Shepherd, University of Reading, UK


Ted Shepherd is Grantham Professor of Climate Science in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. His research concerns the application of geophysical fluid dynamics to climate dynamics, and ranges from the theoretical to the applied. Current interests focus on the role of atmospheric circulation in climate change.

Mary Silber, The University of Chicago, USA


Mary Silber is a Professor in the Statistics Department at the University of Chicago, where she is contributing to their Computational and Applied Mathematics Initiative. She is an applied mathematician whose research expertise is in dynamical systems, particularly in the areas of bifurcation theory and pattern formation. One of her current research interests is on understanding the mechanisms for the formation of large-scale, self-organized vegetation patterns that arise in certain dry-land ecosystems. She is especially interested in how these patterns may evolve in response to climate change and human impacts, and what we may be able to learn about these ecosystems from satellite image data. 

Jeffrey Weiss, University of Colorado Boulder, USA


Jeffrey Weiss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and an Affiliated Faculty Member in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research is in the areas of geophysical turbulence with an emphasis on coherent structures and transport properties, the predictability of atmospheric, oceanic, and climate phenomena, and the natural variability of the climate system from the perspective of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.

Paul Williams, University of Reading, UK


Paul Williams is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. His research focuses on geophysical fluid dynamics, including waves, turbulence, and jets.  He has recently led studies into the impacts of climate change on aircraft turbulence and flight routes.  His research interests also cover numerical modelling, and in this area he has worked on time-stepping schemes and stochastic parameterisation.

Beth Wingate, University of Exeter, UK


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