I studied for an undergraduate masters degree in Environmental Science at the University of Leeds 2009-2013. I developed a strong interest in atmospheric science during this time and completed my undergraduate dissertation with Prof. Doug Parker examining the mesoscale structure of a cold front as it crossed the UK. I achieved a first class honours degree and was awarded the David Kay dissertation prize for Earth Scientists.

Following my dissertation project I developed a strong interest in meteorological research and applied for PhD studentships. I am now working with Prof. Ian Renfrew studying the weather and climate of Pine Island Glacier and the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica. In January 2014 I will be part of the iStar research cruise to the region where I will launch a set of 40 radiosondes, this data will be used to evaluate meteorological reanalysis products in this data sparse area. For more details of the iStar project please see the website

All Publications

Jones, R., Renfrew, I., Orr, A., Webber, B., Holland, D., Lazzara, M.


Evaluation of four global reanalysis products using in-situ observations in the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica,

in Journal of Geophysical Research



pp. 6240–6257

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