Biography

I am currently working in the Climatic Research Unit on EU project TOPDAD - extracting various climate data and indicies from measurements and model-generated future scenarios for use in the evaluation of adaption to climate change within Europe.

My area of expertise is focused on developing procedures to extract the common growth signals from series of tree-ring measurements. I have developed computer programs to "standardise" tree rings and have recently made these publicly available.

My previous work, all within the Climatic Research Unit, includes; a NERC funded PhD thesis investigating dendroclimatic standardisation techniques; EC funded ALPIMP project extracting climatic signals from tree-ring and climate data from the greater Alpine region; NERC funded RAPID project examining the errors and confidence levels associated with tree-ring generated climate reconstructions; a Leverhulme funded project using tree-growth modelling techniques to generate a "process-based standardisation" method; and a NERC funded project investigating the "Divergence" phenomenon.

All Publications

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Hughes, M. K., Cook, E. R., Osborn, T., Melvin, T.

(2018)

In Memoriam: Keith R. Briffa, 1952-2017,

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(Other contribution)

(Published)


Helama, S., Melvin, T. M., Briffa, K. R.

(2017)

Regional curve standardization: State of the art,

in Holocene

27

(1)

pp. 172-177

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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

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(Article)

(Published)


Cook, E. R., Seager, R., Kushnir, Y., Briffa, K., Büntgen, U., Frank, D., Krusic, P. J., Tegel, W., van der Schrier, G., Andreu-Hayles, L., Baillie, M., Baittinger, C., Bleicher, N., Bonde, N., Brown, D., Carrer, M., Cooper, R., Cufar, K., Dittmar, C., Esper, J., Griggs, C., Gunnarson, B., Gutierrez, E., Haneca, K., Helama, S., Herzig, F., Heussner, K., Hofmann, J., Janda, P., Kontic, R., Kose, N., Kyncl, T., Levanic, T., Linderholm, H., Manning, S., Melvin, T., Miles, D., Neuwirth, B., Nicolussi, K., Nola, P., Panayotov, M., Popa, L., Rothe, A., Seftigen, K., Seim, A., Svarva, H., Svoboda, M., Thun, T., Timonen, M., Touchan, R., Trotsiuk, V., Trouet, V., Walder, F., Wazny, T., Wilson, R., Zang, C.

(2015)

Old World megadroughts and pluvials during the Common Era,

in Science Advances

1

(10)

article no. e1500561

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(Article)

(Published)


Yang, B., Qin, C., Wang, J., He, M., Melvin, T. M., Osborn, T. J., Briffa, K. R.

(2014)

A 3,500-year tree-ring record of annual precipitation on the northeastern Tibetan Plateau,

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

111

(8)

pp. 2903-2908

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(Article)

(Published)


Barichivich, J., Briffa, K., Myneni, R., van der Schrier, G., Dorigo, W., Tucker, C., Osborn, T., Melvin, T.

(2014)

Temperature and Snow-Mediated Moisture Controls of Summer Photosynthetic Activity in Northern Terrestrial Ecosystems between 1982 and 2011,

in Remote Sensing

6

(2)

pp. 1390-1431

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(Article)

(Published)


Melvin, T. M., Briffa, K. R.

(2014)

CRUST: Software for the implementation of Regional Chronology Standardisation: Part 1. Signal-Free RCS,

in Dendrochronologia

32

(1)

pp. 7-20

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(Article)

(Published)


Melvin, T. M., Briffa, K. R.

(2014)

CRUST: Software for the implementation of Regional Chronology Standardisation: Part 2. Further RCS options and recommendations,

in Dendrochronologia

32

(4)

pp. 343-356

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(Article)

(Published)


Qin, C., Yang, B., Melvin, T. M., Fan, Z., Zhao, Y., Briffa, K. R.

(2013)

Radial Growth of Qilian Juniper on the Northeast Tibetan Plateau and Potential Climate Associations,

in PLoS ONE

8

(11)

article no. e79362

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(Article)

(Published)


Barichivich, J., Briffa, K. R., Myneni, R. B., Osborn, T. J., Melvin, T. M., Ciais, P., Piao, S., Tucker, C.

(2013)

Large-scale variations in the vegetation growing season and annual cycle of atmospheric CO2 at high northern latitudes from 1950 to 2011,

in Global Change Biology

19

(10)

pp. 3167-3183

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(Article)

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Briffa, K. R., Melvin, T. M., Osborn, T. J., Hantemirov, R. M., Kirdyanov, A. V., Mazepa, V. S., Shiyatov, S. G., Esper, J.

(2013)

Reassessing the evidence for tree-growth and inferred temperature change during the Common Era in Yamalia, northwest Siberia,

in Quaternary Science Reviews

72

pp. 83-107

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(Article)

(Published)


Yang, B., He, M., Melvin, T. M., Zhao, Y., Briffa, K. R., Newsom, L. (ed.)

(2013)

Climate Control on Tree Growth at the Upper and Lower Treelines: A Case Study in the Qilian Mountains, Tibetan Plateau,

in PLoS ONE

8

(7)

article no. e69065

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(Article)

(Published)


Jones, P. D., Melvin, T. M., Harpham, C., Grudd, H., Helama, S.

(2013)

Cool North European summers and possible links to explosive volcanic eruptions,

in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

118

(12)

pp. 6259-6265

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(Published)


Melvin, T., Grudd, H., Briffa, K.

(2013)

Potential bias in 'updating' tree-ring chronologies using regional curve standardisation: Re-processing 1500 years of Tornetrask density and ring-width data,

in The Holocene

23

(3)

pp. 364-373

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(Article)

(Published)


Cooper, R., Melvin, T., Tyers, I., Wilson, R., Briffa, K.

(2013)

A tree-ring reconstruction of East Anglian (UK) hydroclimate variability over the last millennium,

in Climate Dynamics

40

(3-4)

pp. 1019-1039

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(Article)

(Published)


Wilson, R., Miles, D., Loader, D., Melvin, T., Cunningham, L., Cooper, R., Briffa, K.

(2013)

A millennial long March-July precipitation reconstruction for southern-central England,

in Climate Dynamics

40

(3)

pp. 997-1017

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(Published)


Barichivich, J., Briffa, K., Osborn, T., Melvin, T., Caesar, J.

(2012)

Thermal growing season and timing of biospheric carbon uptake across the Northern Hemisphere,

in Global Biogeochemical Cycles

26

(4)

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(Article)

(Published)


Anchukaitis, K. J., Breitenmoser, P., Briffa, K. R., Buchwal, A., Büntgen, U., Cook, E. R., D'arrigo, R. D., Esper, J., Evans, M. N., Frank, D., Grudd, H., Gunnarson, B. E., Hughes, M. K., Kirdyanov, A. V., Körner, C., Krusic, P. J., Luckman, B., Melvin, T. M., Salzer, M. W., Shashkin, A. V., Timmreck, C., Vaganov, E. A., Wilson, R. J. S.

(2012)

Tree rings and volcanic cooling,

in Nature Geoscience

5

(12)

pp. 836-837

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Briffa, K., Melvin, T.

(2011)

A closer look at Regional Curve Standardisation of tree-ring records: justification of the need, a warning of some pitfalls, and suggested improvements in its application,

in Dendroclimatology: Progress and Prospects.

Springer Verlag

pp. 113-145

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(Chapter)

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Nicolussi, K., Kaufmann, M., Melvin, T., van der Plicht, J., Schiebling, P., Thurner, A.

(2009)

A 9111 year long conifer tree-ring chronoly for the European Alps: a base for environmental and climatic investigations,

in The Holocene

19

pp. 909-920

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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