Biography

I am a Senior Research Scientist in the School. I gained my PhD from the Climatic Research Unit in 2003. Between 2003 and 2005 I completed two post-doctoral projects before joining the UK's National Oceanography Centre as a post-doctoral Knowledge Exchange scientist for the 'RAPID' Climate Change Programme. In this capacity I designed and implemented the programme's impacts strategy and completed two secondments within central UK GOvernment. Upon the programme's competeion I returned to the School to resume rmy climate and Earth system research.

All Publications

Osborn, T. J., Wallace, C. J., Harris, I. C., Melvin, T. M.

(2016)

Pattern scaling using ClimGen: monthly-resolution future climate scenarios including changes in the variability of precipitation,

in Climatic Change

134

(3)

pp. 353-369

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wallace, C., Viner, D., Hemming, M.

(2016)

Climate Change Scenarios And Their Potential Impact On World Agriculture,

in Environmental Technology in the Oil Industry.

Springer

pp. 367-389

ISBN 978-90-481-7376-1

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Osborn, T., Gosling, S. N., Wallace, C., Dorling, S.

(2015)

The water cycle in a changing climate,

in 7th World Water Forum, Words into Action.

Faircount Media Group

pp. 14-19

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Reid, P. C., Fischer, A. C., Lewis-Brown, E., Meredith, M. P., Sparrow, M., Andersson, A. J., Antia, A., Bates, N. R., Bathmann, U., Beaugrand, G., Brix, H., Dye, S., Edwards, M., Furevik, T., Gangsto, R., Hatun, H., Hopcroft, R. R., Kendall, M., Kasten, S., Keeling, R., Le Quere, C., Mackenzie, F. T., Malin, G., Mauritzen, C., Olafsson, J., Paull, C., Rignot, E., Shimada, K., Vogt, M., Wallace, C., Wang, Z., Washington, R.

(2009)

Impacts of the oceans on climate change,

in Advances in Marine Biology

56

pp. 1-150

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Murphy, J., Sexton, D., Jenkins, G., Booth, B., Brown, C., Clark, R., Collins, M., Harris, G., Kendon, E., Betts, R., Brown, S., Humphrey, K., McCarthy, M., McDonald, R., Stephens, A., Wallace, C., Warren, R., Wilby, R., Wood, R.

(2009)

UK Climate Projections Science Report: Climate Change projections,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Wallace, C.

(2008)

Knowledge Exchange Within the Rapid Climate Change Program (RAPID),

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Wallace, C., Osborn, T.

(2002)

Recent and future modulation of the annual cycle,

in Climate Research

22

pp. 1-11

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(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

I am interested in the modelling and analysis of the combined ocean-atmosphere-Earth system.

For my PhD I investgated, and modelled. the global atmospheric circulation, investigating 'singularity' phases of the annual cycle (including air temperature). 

For my subsequent post-doctoral positions I have helped to develop weather-generator and 'pattern-scaling' techniques used in the production of climate-model-based climate scenarios, used to drive impact models.  Most recently I built a stand-alone precipitation generator 'CRU_DDS' to transform global monthly precipitation data into daily sequences and, with Prof. Tim Osborn, modified the ClimGen pattern-scaler.

In collaboration with German colleagues I also completed an upgrade to the LPJmL global hydrology and vegetation model, devising a groundwater storage scheme and used this addition to simulate potential changes in global groundwater store under IPCC-AR5 climate change scenarios.

Finally, I am also interested in large-scale ocean dynamics -- and, particularly, relationships with decadal scale climate variability.