Dr Steve Dorling - Senior Lecturer in Atmospheric Sciences

Co-author of "Operational Weather Forecasting" published by Wiley-Blackwell

Innovations Director at WeatherQuest Ltd


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Dr S.R. Dorling, Senior Lecturer, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4-7TJ, United Kingdom



Current research interests/activities:

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Main Supervisor of the Following Postgraduate Research Students

Students who have completed their PhD under my supervision:


Other Recent Research Projects:

"Particulate Air Pollution - Measurement, Source Apportionment and Policy" - October 2004 to September 2006 - Funded by the Leverhulme Trust

(2003) Development and Application of an Aggregation Scheme for Modelling Annual Deposition Totals - Funded under the Joint Environment Programme of the Major UK Electricity Generation Companies.

(2000-2003) Climate Change and Human Health: The Confounding Air Quality Factor - Funded under the MRC-NERC Environment and Health Programme

(2000-2003) Neural Network Modelling for Improved Air Quality Prediction - Funded by the Leverhulme Trust

(2000-2002) Air Pollution Episodes: Modelling Tools for Improved Smog Management (APPETISE) - Funded under The European Union Framework V IST Programme

(2000-2002) The investigation of an optimised early warning system for Ozone and PM10 in the Kent-Nord Pas de Calais region - Funded under the European Union INTERREG Programme

(1997-2000) Monitoring and Modelling Air Quality in Norwich - PhD work by Tim Chatterton, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and Norwich City Council

(1997-1999) 'Weather Typing' using Neural Networks - Collaboration with Gavin Cawley, School of Information Systems, University of East Anglia. Originally supported by a UEA Research Innovation Grant and now funded under the European Union Framework IV Environment and Climate Programme (ACCORD)

Meteorology and Air/Precipitation Chemistry in Southern Ireland - Work commissioned by the Electricity Supply Board, Dublin

The Carbon Dioxide Emissions associated with the construction of a Nuclear Power Station - Work Commissioned by the Power Trust

Meteorological influences on particulate transport across Europe - A Rural and Urban PM10 comparison exercise - In collaboration with IMC Consulting Ltd and the Earth Resources Centre at Exeter University funded by the Department of Trade & Industry under the Energy & Environment Programme.Download the Report

The Transport of Desert Dust from Africa to the Western North Atlantic - How does Atmospheric Circulation Control Dust Fluxes to sediment traps in the Sargasso Sea ? In Collaboration with Professor Tim Jickells, ENV, UEA

Using Artificial Intelligence to understand how Meteorology affects Air Quality - PhD work by Matt Gardner, Funded by the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia

Climate Change and Air Pollution in Europe - PhD work by Dr Julie Jones, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.


Publications:

1990
Davies, T.D., Barthelmie, R.J., Varley, M., Dorling, S.R., Farmer, G. & Schaug, J. (1990) European Precipitation Chemistry Atlas, Volume 2. EMEP/CCC Report 6/90.

1991
Davies, T.D., Dorling, S.R., Pierce, C.E., Barthelmie, R.J. & Farmer, G. (1991) The Meteorological Control on the Anthropogenic Ion Content of Precipitation at Three Sites in the UK: The Utility of Lamb Weather Types. International Journal of Climatology 11, 795-807.

1992
Davies, T.D., Pierce C.E., Robinson, H.J. & Dorling, S.R. (1992) Towards an Assessment of the Influence of Climate on Wet Acidic Deposition in Europe. Environmental Pollution 75, 111-119.
Dorling, S.R., Davies, T.D. & Pierce, C.E. (1992) Cluster Analysis: A Technique for Estimating the Synoptic Meteorological Controls on Air and Precipitation Chemistry - Method and Applications. Atmospheric Environment 26A, 2575-2581.
Dorling, S.R., Davies, T.D. & Pierce, C.E. (1992) Cluster Analysis: A Technique for Estimating the Synoptic Meteorological Controls on Air and Precipitation Chemistry - Results from Eskdalemuir, S.Scotland. Atmospheric Environment 26A, 2583-2602.
Dorling, S.R., Davies, T.D. & Pierce, C.E. (1992) Cluster Analysis and the Meteorological Controls Influencing Precipitation Chemistry at Eskdalemuir, Scotland, 1981-84. pp 1521-1532 Proceedings of the Fifth Int.Conf. on Precipitation Scavenging and Atmosphere-Surface Exchange Processes, Richland, Washington, July 1991.
Dorling, S.R. (1992) Cluster Analysis and the Meteorological Controls on Air and Precipitation Chemistry in North-west Europe. Ph.D Thesis, University of East Anglia.

1994
Dorling, S.R. & Tovey, N.K. (1994) The Carbon Dioxide Costs of Building and Operating a Nuclear Power Station. In: The Risk Report - The Moratorium on Nuclear Plant Construction in the UK. The Power Trust.

1995
Dorling, S.R. & Davies, T.D. (1995) Extending Cluster Analysis-Synoptic Meteorology Links to Characterise Chemical Climates at Six Northwest European Monitoring Stations. Atmos. Env. 29, 145-167.
Jones, J., Davies, T.D & Dorling, S.R. (1995) Assessment of the Use of Principal Components Analysis to relate Air and Precipitation Chemistry to Climate. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 85, 1569-1574.

1996
Dorling, S.R. & Gardner M.W. (1996) Educational Meteorology at the University of East Anglia. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education, Edinburgh, pp 56-59.
Cawley, G.C. & Dorling, S.R. (1996) Reproducing a Subjective Classification Scheme for Atmospheric Circulation Patterns over the United Kingdom using a Neural Network. Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN '96), pp 281-286.
Gardner, M.W. & Dorling, S.R. (1996) Neural Network Modelling of the Influence of Local Meteorology on Surface Ozone Concentrations. Proceedings of the First Int. Conf. on Geocomputation, Leeds, pp 359-370.
Dorling, S.R. et al. (1996) Atmospheric Processes, pp7-32 In: Global Acid Deposition Assessment. World Meteorological Organization Global Atmosphere Watch, Report Number 106, Edited by D.M. Whelpdale and M.S. Kaiser.

1997
King, A.M. & Dorling, S.R. (1997) PM10 Particulate Matter - the Significance of Ambient Levels. Atmospheric Environment 31 (15), 2379-2383.

1998
King, A.M. & Dorling, S.R. (1998) Energy Technology Support Unit Report No. N/01/00033/REP, "Comparisons of Non-Urban Levels of PM10 Particulate Matter, Urban Network and Meteorological Data."
Dorling, S.R. & Davies T.D. (1998) Final report to the Electricity Supply Board, Dublin, "Precipitation Chemistry Monitoring at the Burren and Capard 1985-1994."
Gardner, M.W. & Dorling, S.R. (1998) Artificial Neural Networks (The Multilayer Perceptron) - a Review of Applications in the Atmospheric Sciences. Atmospheric Environment 32 (14/15), 2627-2636.
Jickells, T.D., Dorling, S.R., Deuser, W.G., Church, T.M., Arimoto, R. and Prospero, J. (1998). Dust Fluxes to a Deep Water Sediment Trap in the Sargasso Sea. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 12(2), 311-320.
Cardenas, L.M., Austin, J.F., Burgess, R.A., Dorling, S. et al (1998) Correlations between CO, NOy, O3 and Non-Methane Hydrocarbons and their relationships with meteorology during winter 1993 on the North Norfolk Coast, UK. Atmospheric Environment 32(19), 3339-3351.
Dorling, S.R. & Gardner, M.W. (1998) Neural network based air quality modelling in London, UK - What are the data requirements for accurate simulations? Proceedings of the 2nd Urban Environment Symposium of the American Meteorological Society, Albuquerque, USA, pp 30-33.

1999
Gardner, M.W. & Dorling, S.R. (1999) Neural network modelling and prediction of hourly NOX and NO2 concentrations in urban air in London. Atmospheric Environment 33(5), 709-719.
Dorling, S.R., King, A.M., Merefield, J.M., Stone, I.M. & Hall, K. (1999) A Comparative Study of the Chemical Composition of TEOM Particulate Filters Collected in Urban and Rural South-East England. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Urban Air Quality, Madrid pp108-109.
Chatterton, T., Dorling, S.R., Lovett, A.A. & Stephenson, M. (1999) Air Quality in Norwich, UK - A multi-faceted strategy to assess the significance of city, county and regional pollution sources. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Urban Air Quality, Madrid pp50-52.
Dorling, S.R. & Gardner, M.W. (1999) Artificial Neural Networks - Practical Tools for Urban Air Quality Management ? Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Urban Air Quality, Madrid, pp125-126.
King, A.M., Jones, A.M., Dorling, S.R. et al (1999) Study for Particulate Sampling, Sizing and Analysis for Composition. ETSU Report No. N/01/00049/REP.
Gardner, M.W. & Dorling, S.R. (1999) Statistical Surface Ozone Models: An improved methodology to account for non-linear behaviour. Atmospheric Environment 34 (1), pp21-34.
Gardner, M.W. & Dorling, S.R. (1999) Meteorologically adjusted trends in UK daily maximum ozone concentrations. Atmospheric Environment 34 (2), pp171-176.

2000
Greig, A., Dorling, S.R. et al (2000) APPETISE. Proceedings of the Air Pollution 2000 conference.
Chatterton, T., Dorling, S.R., Lovett, A.A. & Stephenson, M. (2000) Air Quality in Norwich, UK multi-scale modelling to assess the significance of city, county and regional pollution sources. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment 65 (1-2), 425-433.

2001
Gardner, M.W. & Dorling, S.R. (2001) Artificial Neural Network Derived Trends in Surface Ozone Concentrations. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 51, 1202-1210.
Gardner, M.W. &Dorling, S.R. (2001) Decomposition of the emissions and meteorological components of the hourly NOx concentrations in Central London using artificial neural networks. Proceedings of the 23rd NATO/CCMS International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application, Varna, Bulgaria 1998.
Doyle, M. & Dorling, S.R. (2001) Satellite based monitoring of Aerosol Plumes. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Urban Air Quality, Loutraki, Greece.
Doyle, M., Chatterton, T. & Dorling, S.R. (2001) A Preliminary Examination of Patterns of PM10 and PM2.5 in a busy shopping area in Norwich UK. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Urban Air Quality, Loutraki, Greece.
Chatterton, T., Dorling, S.R., Lovett, A. & Stephenson M. (2001) The Relative Influences of Primary and Secondary Particulates to Urban Air Quality in the United Kingdom. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Urban Air Quality, Loutraki, Greece.
Foxall, R., Krcmar, I., Cawley, G., Dorling, S.R. & Mandic, D.P. (2001) On Nonlinear Processing of Air Pollution Data. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and Data Mining, ICANNGA 2001, Prague, Czech Republic.
Cawley, G., Dorling, S.R., Foxall, R.J. & Mandic, D.P. (2001) Estimating the Costs Associated with Worthwhile Predictions of Poor Air Quality. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and Data Mining, ICANNGA 2001, Prague, Czech Republic.

2002
Chatterton, T. & Dorling, S.R. (2002) Examining the potential for local authorities in Norfolk to reduce PM10 concentrations in their areas. Clean Air 32, 25-27.
Doyle, M. and Dorling, S.R. (2002) Visibility Trends in the UK 1950-1997. Atmospheric Environment 36 (19), 3161-3172.
Foxall, R.J., Cawley, G.C., Talbot, N.L.C., Dorling, S.R. and Mandic, D.P. (2002) Heteroscedastic regularised kernel regression for prediction of episodes of poor air quality. In Proceedings of the European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks (ESANN-2002), pages 19-24, Bruges, Belgium, April 2002.
Foxall R.J, Cawley G.C, Dorling S.R. and Mandic D.P. (2002) Error Functions for Prediction of Episodes of Poor Air Quality. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN-2002), volume 2415 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pages 1031-1036, Madrid, Spain. Springer.
Kukkonen J, Karppinen A, Wallenius L, Ruuskanen J, Patama T, Kolehmainen M, Dorling S.R, Foxall R, Cawley G.C, Mandic D, Chatterton T, Zickus M and Greig A (2002) Evaluation of Neural Network, Statistical and Deterministic Models Against the Measured Concentrations of NO2, PM10 and PM2.5 in an Urban Area. Accepted for Presentation at the Eighth International Conference on Harmonisation Within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 2002.
Doyle, M. & Dorling, S.R. (2002) Satellite and ground-based monitoring of Aerosol Plumes. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 2, 615-629.
Chatterton, T., Dorling, S.R., Lovett, A. & Stephenson M. (2002) The Relative Influences of Primary and Secondary Particulates to Urban Air Quality in the United Kingdom. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 2, 173-187.

2003
Cawley, Gavin C., Haylock, Malcolm, Dorling, Stephen R., Goodess, Clare and Jones, Philip D. (2003) Statistical downscaling with artificial neural networks. In: Proceedings of the European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks (ESANN-2003), 23-25 April 2003, Bruges, Belgium.
Cawley, Gavin C., Talbot, Nicola L.C., Foxall, Robert J., Dorling, Stephen R. and Mandic, Danilo P. (2003) Approximately Unbiased Estimation of Conditional Variance in Heteroscedastic Kernel Ridge Regression. In: Proceedings of the European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks (ESANN-2003), 23-25 April 2003, Bruges, Belgium.
Dorling, S.R., Foxall, R.J., Mandic, D.P. and Cawley, G.C. (2003) Maximum-likelihood cost functions for neural network models of air quality data. Atmospheric Environment 37, 3435-3443.
Schlink, U., Dorling, S.R., Pelikan, E., Nunnari, G., Cawley, G., Junninen, H., Greig, A.J., Foxall, R., Eben, K., Chatterton, T., Vondr?ek, J., Richter, M., Dostal, M., Bertucco, L., Kolehmainen, M. and Doyle, M. (2003) A Rigorous Inter-comparison of Ground-level Ozone Predictions. Atmospheric Environment 37, 3237-3253.
Dorling, S.R., Teck, R.F. and Watts, M.C. (2003) Potential Climate Change Induced Impacts on Air Quality. Pp6-9, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Air Quality. Prague, Czech Republic, pp6-9.
Dorling, S.R. and Doyle, M. (2003) Meteorological Classification and Aggregation Approaches in Support of Models-3 Air Quality Simulations. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Air Quality. Prague, Czech Republic, pp424-427.
Doyle, M. and Dorling, S.R. (2003) Visibility in the UK - Trends from 1950 to 1997 and the Influence of Meteorology. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Air Quality. Prague, Czech Republic, pp170-173.
Chatterton, T. and Dorling, S.R. (2003) What is the scope for managing PM10 concentrations at a local level outside large metropolitan areas? Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Air Quality. Prague, Czech Republic, pp277-280.
Partanen, L., Kukkonen, J., Karppinen, A., Ruuskanen, J., Patama, T., Kolehmainen, M., Dorling, S., Foxall, R. & Cawley, G. (2003) Inter-comparison of Neural Network, Statistical and Deterministic Models for Predicting the Concentrations of NO2 and PM10 in Urban Air. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Air Quality. Prague, Czech Republic, pp277-280.
Kukkonen, J., Partanen, L., Karppinen, A., Ruuskanen, J., Junninen, H., Kolehmainen, M., Niska, H., Dorling, S., Foxall, R., Cawley, G. (2003) Extensive evaluation of neural network models for the prediction of NO2 and PM10 concentrations, compared with a deterministic modelling system and measurements in central Helsinki. Atmospheric Environment 37, 4539-4550.

2004
Nunnari, G., Dorling, S., Schlink, U., Cawley, G., Foxall, R. and Chatterton, T. (2004) Modelling SO2 Concentration at a Point with Statistical Approaches. Environmental Modelling and Software 19, pp887-905.
AQEG (2004) Nitrogen Dioxide in the United Kingdom. Defra, London.
Kong, X. and Dorling, S. (2004) Retrieval of Soil Moisture from ENVISAT ASAR Wide Swath Data. Proceedings of the ENVISAT & ERS Symposium, Salzburg, Austria.

2005
AQEG (2005) Particulate Matter in the United Kingdom. Defra, London.
Wood, R., Dorling, S., Warren, R., (2005) Air Pollution and Climate Change Policies - Review of UK Policy, Clean Air May Issue.
Doyle, M. and Dorling S.R. (2005) Particulate Pollution: New Perspectives on Measurement, Source Apportionment and Policy. Proceedings of the 5th Urban Air Quality Conference, Valencia, Spain.

2006
Wood, F., Burgen, M., Dorling, S., Warren, R. (2006) Opportunities for Air Pollutant and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction through Local Transport Planning. Journal of Local Economy 22(1), pp40-61.

2007
Cawley, G.C., Janacek, G.J., Haylock, M.R. & Dorling, S.R. (2007) Predictive uncertainty in environmental modelling. Neural Networks 20 (4), 537-549.
AQEG (2007) Climate Change and Air Quality. Defra, London.
AQEG (2007) Trends in primary nitrogen dioxide in the UK. DEFRA, London.

2008
Kong, X. and Dorling, S.R. (2008) Near Surface Soil Moisture Retrieval from ASAR Wide Swath Imagery Using a Principal Component Analysis. International Journal of Remote Sensing 29(10), 2925-2942. DOI:10.1080/01431160701442088.
Blenkinsop, S., Jones, P.D., Dorling, S.R. and Osborn, T (2008) Observed and modelled influence of atmospheric circulation on central England temperature extremes. International Journal of Climatology 29, 1642-1660. doi: 10.1002/joc.1807

2009
AQEG (2009) Ozone in the United Kingdom. Defra. London.

2011
Kong, X.,Dorling, S.R. & Smith, R. (2011) Soil Moisture Modelling and Validation at an Agricultural site in Norfolk using the Met Office Surface Exchange Scheme (MOSES). Meteorological Applications 18 (1), 18-27. doi 10.1002/met.197
Hewston, R. and Dorling, S.R. (2011) An Analysis of Observed Daily Maximum Wind Gusts in the UK. J. Wind Eng. Ind. Aerodyn. 99, pp 845-856, doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2011.06.004

2012
Habeebullah, T.M. & Dorling, S.R. (2012) Using the ADMS-Urban Model to Study the Air Qiality Problems in Norwich, UK. International Journal of Environmental Sciences Vol.1 No.2, 118-125.
Steele, C.J., Dorling, S.R., von Glasow, R. and Bacon, J.D. (2012) Idealized WRF model sensitivity simulations of sea breeze types and their effects on offshore windfields. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 12, 15837-15881.

2013
Inness, P.M. and Dorling, S.R. (2013) Operational Weather Forecasting. Wiley-Blackwell.
Earl, N., Dorling, S.R., von Glasow, R. and Hewston, R. (2013) 1980-2010 variability in UK surface wind climate. J. Climate, 26(4), 1172-1191. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00026.1
Steele, C.J., Dorling, S.R., von Glasow, R. and Bacon, J.D. (2013) Idealized WRF model sensitivity simulations of sea breeze types and their effects on offshore windfields. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 443-461.
Dorling, S.R. (2013) Model or Observation Based Agricultural Weather Indices? Proc. of the JRC/IRI workshop on the Challenges of Index-based Insurance for Food Security, JRC, Ispra, 2 and 3 May 2012. EC/JRC Scientific and Technical Report Series.
Steele, S., Dorling, S., von Glasow, R. and Bacon, J. (2013) A Model-Derived Climatology of Sea Breeze Circulations in the Southern North Sea. 2nd International Conference on Energy Meteorology, Toulouse, France.
Dorling, S., Steele, C. and Gkousarov, T. (2013) Energy Crop Yield Variability as a function of weather - a case study of maize in the UK. 2nd International Conference on Energy Meteorology, Toulouse, France.
Gkousarov, T., Dorling, S. and Lovett, A. (2013) Combining synoptic-scale weather typing and satellite-based surface solar radiation monitoring for the assessment of extremes of solar radiation accumulation. 2nd International Conference on Energy Meteorology, Toulouse, France.
Outram, F.N., Lloyd, C., Jonczyk, J., Benskin, C.McW.H., Grant, F., Dorling, S.R., Steele, C.J, Collins, A.L., Freer, J., Haygarth, P.M., Hiscock, K.M. and Lovett, A.L. (2013) High-resolution monitoring of catchment nutrient response to the end of the 2011-12 drought in England, captured by the Demonstration Test Catchments. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 10, 15119-15165

2014
Dorling, S.R., Earl, N. and Steele, C. (2014) Spatial and temporal variability in the UK wind resource: Scales, controlling factors and implications for wind power output. In "Weather Matters for Energy", Troccoli A, Dubus L and Haupt SE, eds, Springer Academic Publishers.
Jones, J.D.G., Witek, K., Verweij, W., Jupe, F., Cooke, D., Dorling, S., Tomlinson, L., Smoker, M., Perkins, S. and Foster, S. (2014) Elevating crop disease resistance with cloned genes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B,, 369, 20130087. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0087
Bryant, R., McGrann, G., Mitchell, A., Schoonbeek, H., Boyd, L., Uauy, C., Dorling, S. and Ridout, C.J. (2014) A change in temperature modulates defence to yellow (stripe) rust in wheat line UC1041 independently of resistance gene Yr36. BMC Plant Biology, 14:10, doi:10.1186/1471-2229-14-10.
Holley, D.M., Dorling, S.R., Steele, C.J. and Earl, N. (2014) A climatology of convective available potential energy in Great Britain. International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.3976
Dorling, S. (2014) Managing climate variability in agriculture - using weather forecasting to support farming adaptation. Outlook on Agriculture, 43 (1), doi: 10.5367/oa.2014.0151.
Earl, N., Dorling, S.R. and von Glasow, R. (In Revision) Sub-synoptic-scale features associated with extreme surface gusts in UK extra-tropical cyclone events. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.
Steele, C.J., Dorling, S.R., von Glasow, R. and Bacon, J. (In Revision) New insights on sea breeze types and characteristics in the offshore environment: Important implications for stakeholders. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Dorling, S.R., Irwin, J. and Monaghan, J.M. (In prep) Combining climatic and genetic approaches for climate-resilient food production.

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