Climate UEA



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.”

My Story

“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.


Key Projects

  • ImPOse - funded by NERC, this project is about better understanding the apparent difference in 50-100 year-long trends in Equatorial Pacific temperatures between observations and climate models, and what it means for the changing climate of the Pacific region- and global climate too.

  • PROMS - funded by NERC, the project is about better understanding the behaviour of South Pacific climate over the past few centuries, and what this means for how climate in this region will change in future


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.”


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UEA Profile

Key publications

Response of stratospheric water vapour to warming constrained by satellite observations

The modelled climatic response to the 18.6-year lunar nodal cycle and its role in decadal temperature trends

Nonlinear response of Asian summer monsoon precipitation to emission reductions in South and East Asia

Mineral dust increases the habitability of terrestrial planets but confounds biomarker detection