Science Steering Committee

CRESCENDO's Science Steering Committee members

  • Colin Jones
    CRESCENDO Project Coordinator
    National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), University of Leeds (UNIVLEEDS), based at Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC), UK
    Colin Jones
    CRESCENDO Project Coordinator

    Colin is a Professor in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds and a NCAS core scientist. He heads the joint Met Office/NERC UKESM project. In his role as head of the UKESM project he is based at the Met Office in Exeter where the bulk of the UKESM core group are located. His primary role is to lead development of the next generation of UK Earth system models, with the 1st version of UKESM targeted for application within the WCRP 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6).

  • Alberto Muñoz
    CRESCENDO Project Manager
    National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), University of Leeds (UNIVLEEDS), based at Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC), UK
    Alberto Muñoz
    CRESCENDO Project Manager

    Alberto works alongside Colin Jones as the CRESCENDO Project Manager, also based at the Met Office in Exeter. He is a member of the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). Alberto’s background is in Biological Sciences from where he moved to Project Management in 2014 working in a FP7 ITN Project before joining the H2020 Project CRESCENDO.

  • Parvadha Suntharalingam
    RT1 leader
    University of East Anglia (UEA), UK
    Parvadha Suntharalingam
    RT1 leader

    Parv research at UEA combines my atmospheric and oceanic interests, and focuses on (a) understanding how the processes governing the global cycles of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur may change under changing anthropogenic and environmental conditions, and (b) in evaluating the potential feedbacks on climate. 

    Pierre Friedlingstein
    RT1 leader

    Chair in Mathematical Modelling of Climate Systems; he helps make predictions about the future of climate change, by using climate models to look at the interactions between climate and biogeochemical cycles.

  • Asher Minns
    RT5 leader
    University of East Anglia (UEA), UK
    Asher Minns
    RT5 leader

    Asher is science communicator at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. Asher specialises in knowledge transfer of climate change research to audiences that are outside of academia. He has 15 years experience of UK and international environmental sciences research, including ten years as a full-time communicator, and lectures on climate change communication in the UK and abroad.

  • Tatiana llyina
    RT2 leader
    Max Plank Institute for Meteorology (MPG), Germany
    Tatiana llyina
    RT2 leader

    Tatiana’s research interests span the areas of marine carbon cycle, its relation to climate and ocean acidification. She has a specific interest in applying and developing models of ocean biogeochemical cycles for stand-alone calculations and/or as components of Earth system models.

    Chris Jones
    RT2 leader

    Chris leads research into vegetation and carbon cycle modelling and their interactions with climate. His areas of expertise include: vegetation and ecosystem modelling, coupled climate-carbon cycle modelling, coupled climate-carbon cycle feedback analysis, and assessing the relevance and implications of carbon cycle feedbacks for climate mitigation policy.

  • Veronika Eyring
    RT3 leader, ESMValTool PI
    Institute for Atmospheric Physics (DLR), Germany.
    Veronika Eyring
    RT3 leader, ESMValTool PI

    Veronika is involved in the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) through her roles as Chair of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) Panel and member of the scientific steering committees for the Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI), the Working Group on Coupled Modeling (WGCM), the WCRP Data Advisory Council's (WDAC) Observations for Model Evaluation Task Team, and the Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE)/WGCM Climate Model Metrics Panel.

  • Stefan Lange
    RT5 leader
    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
    Stefan Lange
    RT5 leader

    Stefan works with Katja Frieler and Douglas Maraun on an improvement of the ISI-MIP bias correction method.

  • Reto Knutti
    RT3 leader
    Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (ETH), Switzerland
    Reto Knutti
    RT3 leader

    Reto’s research and teaching include many topics related to climate change and computer models: long term projections, scenarios, climate targets, climate and carbon cycle feedbacks, uncertainties, model evaluation, model weighting, natural climate variability, detection and attribution, climate sensitivity, ocean heat uptake, extreme events, regional projections, climate services, and more.

  • Detlef van Vururen
    RT4 leader
    PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), Netherlands
    Detlef van Vururen
    RT4 leader

    Detlef is a senior researcher at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and a professor in Integrated Assessment of Global Environmental Change at the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University. His research concentrates on response strategies to global environmental problems using integrated assessment models and other tools. As such, he participates as part of the IMAGE integrated assessment modelling team.

    Jason Lowe
    RT4 leader

    Jason is Head of Mitigation Advice at the Met Office Hadley Centre and visiting Professor at the University of Reading. His research activities focus on better understanding the issue of potentially dangerous climate changes and the constraints on future pathways of emissions and climate change.