Studying a Galaxy of Climates
Professor of Climate Dynamics, School of Environmental Sciences
Research Group Member, Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Research Group Member, Climatic Research Unit
Research Group Member, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Manoj’s research focuses on climate dynamics and understanding the climate of Earth and exoplanets.
Manoj leads our research pillar ‘Understanding the climate system and its interactions with society’. Part of our Climatic Research Unit and Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Manoj uses a variety of methods including computer models to better understand the dynamical and physical processes that underpin climate change and the human impact on our climate.
“Understanding the physical mechanisms underpinning our climate is of particular importance in understanding the impacts of climate change over the coming decades. It’s also an interesting topic in its own right.”
“I study climate dynamics, which is about understanding the circulation and variability of the climates of Earth and other planets, and how they can change over time.
A strong focus of my research is understanding how our climate will change over the coming century with the addition of anthropogenic greenhouse gases. I carry out my research using a range of techniques from simple conceptual ideas to large state-of-the-art global circulation models.
- Emergence of Climate Hazards - funded by NERC and led by the University of Exeter, this project assesses the impact of climate change on climate hazards (extreme climate and weather events that can impact on lives, economies and social infrastructures) past and present, and in the future.
- STIMULATE - led by the University of Reading and funded by DFID, the Met Office Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership, this project aims to improve our understanding of seasonal teleconnections to the Indian monsoon.
Thinking Without Borders
“One definition of interdisciplinary research is that it’s ‘about integrating knowledge and methods from different disciplines, using a real synthesis of approaches.
That’s very important in responding to climate change, which is a problem that reaches from the natural sciences over to the social sciences, and indeed the arts.”
Nature: Mineral dust increases the habitability of terrestrial planets but confounds biomarker detection
The extratropical linear step response to tropical precipitation anomalies and its use in constraining projected circulation changes under climate warming
Response of the Asian summer monsoons to a high-latitude thermal forcing: mechanisms and nonlinearities