Biography

Please see 'Research' tab for more information on current activities and interests.

 

ACADEMIC AND EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

2013 – present:

Senior Research Associate in Atmospheric Dynamics, University of East Anglia

Arctic boundary layer and dynamics, air-surface exchange over sea ice

Advisor: Prof. Ian Renfew

 

2009 – 2013:

PhD in Atmospheric Dynamics, University of East Anglia

Mesoscale modelling of foehn flow across the Antarctic Peninsula

Superivors: Prof. Ian Renfew, Dr. John King, Dr. Andrew Orr

                           

2008 – 2009:

MSc (with distinction) in Atmospheric Sciences, University of East Anglia

 

2004 – 2007:

BSc (first class Hons) Geology, University of Birmingham

Geology Prize (highest overall mark in Geology).

Shotton Prize (highest overall mark in all degree programmes run by the school).

All Publications

King, J. C., Kirchgaessner, A., Bevan, S., Elvidge, A. D., Kuipers Munneke, P., Luckman, A., Orr, A., Renfrew, I. A., van de Broeke, M. R.

(2017)

The Impact of Föhn Winds on Surface Energy Balance During the 2010–2011 Melt Season Over Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica,

in Journal of Geophysical Research

122

(22)

pp. 12062–12076

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Young, G., Jones, H. M., Choularton, T., Crosier, J., Bower, K. N., Gallagher, M. W., Davies, R. S., Renfrew, I., Elvidge, A., Darbyshire, E., Marenco, F., Brown, P. R. A., Ricketts, H. M. A., Connolly, P., Lloyd, G., Williams, P. I., Allan, J. D., Taylor, J. W., Liu, D., Flynn, M. J.

(2016)

Observed microphysical changes in Arctic mixed-phase clouds when transitioning from sea ice to open ocean,

in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

16

pp. 13945-13967

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Elvidge, A. D., Renfrew, I. A.

(2016)

The Causes of Foehn Warming in the Lee of Mountains,

in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

93

(7)

pp. 455-466

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Elvidge, A., Renfrew, I., Weiss, A. I., Brooks, I. M., Lachlan-Cope, T. A., King, J. C.

(2016)

Observations of surface momentum exchange over the marginal ice zone and recommendations for its parametrisation,

in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

16

pp. 1545-1563

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Elvidge, A., Renfrew, I., King, J., Orr, A., Lachlan-Cope, T.

(2016)

Foehn warming distributions in nonlinear and linear flow regimes: a focus on the Antarctic Peninsula,

in Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

142

(695)

pp. 618-631

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Elvidge, A. D., Renfrew, I. A., King, J. C., Orr, A., Lachlan-Cope, T. A., Weeks, M., Gray, S. L.

(2015)

Foehn jets over the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica,

in Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

141

(688)

pp. 698-713

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Orr (NERC), A. M. W., Phillips, T., Webster, S., Elvidge, A., Weeks, M., Hosking, S., Turner, J.

(2014)

Met Office Unified Model high-resolution simulations of a strong wind event in Antarctica,

in Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

140

(684 )

pp. 2287–2297

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Luckman, A., Elvidge, A., Jansen, D., Kulessa, B., Kuipers Munneke, P., King, J., Berrand, N.

(2014)

Surface melt and ponding on Larsen C Ice Shelf and the impact of foehn winds,

in Antarctic Science

26

(6)

pp. 625-635

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Elvidge, A.

(2013)

Polar föhn winds and warming over the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica,

(Other contribution)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

My interests span the following fields:

Mountain meteorology, orographically forced flows in complex terrain

Stable boundary layers, turbulence, surface drag and roughness

Polar meteorology and climate, ice shelf surface energy balance

Data science, visualisation and GIS

Senior Research Associate

I am currently working on surface and boundary layer fluxes and turbulence over Arctic sea ice using aircraft obserations to assess and improve the performance of climate and NWP models.

My PhD

The Antarctic Peninsula has been identified as one of the fastest warming regions in the world. In 2002 a large section of the ice shelf to the east of the Peninsula (The Larsen) collapsed after melt water ponds and heavy crevassing had been observed on its surface. It is hypothesised that a recent increase in the prevalence of westerly winds incident on the Peninsula is resulting in more frequent and/or stronger westerly föhn events; a phenomenon which advects warm, dry air from aloft to the Larsen’s surface.

My PhD involves the use of aircraft and AWS data, as well as Met Office Unified Model simulations to examine real cases of westerly föhn across the Peninsula. Such events are typically associated with a vertically propagating gravity wave above the Peninsula, channelled downslope winds (jets), and east side near surface warming and drying. Large (>100W/m2) sensible heat fluxes are modelled from air to ice within the jets, and high melt rates are simulated. My work affords new insight into the complex dynamics associated with such events, the degree of lee side warming induced and the nature of air-ice interactions under foehn conditions.

Publications

+ Elvidge AD, Renfrew IA. 2015. The causes of foehn warming. Manuscript submitted for publication to Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

+ Elvidge AD, Renfrew IA, King JC, Orr A, Lachlan-Cope T.A. 2014. Foehn warming distributions in non-linear and linear flow regimes: A focus on the Antarctic Peninsula. Manuscript submitted for publication to Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

+ Luckman A, Elvidge AD, Jansen D, Kulessa B, Kuipers Munneke P, King JC, Berrand NE. 2014. Surface melt and ponding on Larsen C Ice Shelf and the impact of foehn winds. Antarctic Science (in press).

+ Elvidge AD, Renfrew IA, King JC, Orr A, Lachlan-Cope TA, Weeks M, Gray SL. 2014. Foehn jets over the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1002/qj.2382.

+ Orr A, Phillips T, Webster S, Elvidge AD, Weeks M, Hosking JS, Turner J. 2014. Met Office Unified Model high-resolution simulations of a strong wind event in Antarctica. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1002/qj.2296.

Notable Conference Presentations

05/13 Award winning talk (best student talk) and poster at the International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM), Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

06/14 Talk and poster at the Boundary Layers and Turbulence AMS meeting at Leeds, UK

08/14 Two talks at the World Weather Open Science Conference at Montreal, Canada