CRESCENDO's RT2 members
- Chris JonesRT2 leaderMet Office Hadley Centre (MOHC), UKChris JonesRT2 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.
- Tatiana llyinaRT2 leaderMax Plank Institute for Meteorology (MPG), GermanyTatiana llyinaRT2 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.
- Sönke ZaehleWP4 leaderMax Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPG), GermanySönke ZaehleWP4 leader
Soenke’s research interest lies in the quantification of the effects of nutrient limitation (nitrogen & phosphorus) on terrestrial biosphere dynamics (carbon cycling, water and energy balance, vegetation dynamics) and their interactions with the Earth system. His research focuses on the development and application of large-scale process-based terrestrial biosphere models to understand the interactions between land-surface and atmospheric processes. While such models are powerful tools to quantify biophysical and biogeochemical feedbacks mechanisms, they are subject to large uncertainties resulting from incomplete understanding of key processes.
- Roland SeferianWP5 leaderCentre National de Recherches Météorologiques – Meteo France (MF-CNRM), FranceRoland SeferianWP5 leader
Roland’s research interests focus on: Earth system modelling, modeling of the marine biogeochemistry, understanding the recent variability of the global carbon cycle, and quantifying and understanding the amplitude and the mechanisms of the climate-carbon cycle feedbacks.
- Ken CarslawWP6 leaderUniversity of Leeds (UNIVLEEDS), UKKen CarslawWP6 leader
Ken's research involves modelling of the physical and chemical properties of atmospheric aerosols and the effect on clouds, atmospheric composition and climate. The Global Model of Aerosol Processes (GLOMAP) is a major advance on previous global models and has been used to study a wide range of aerosol processes in the atmosphere, including new particle formation, marine aerosol, dust emission and transport, and cloud condensation nuclei. GLOMAP is also being used in an Earth System model to study the interactions between aerosol, the oceans and the biosphere from seasonal to palaeo timescales. His research also examines the impact of aerosol on cloud processes and precipitation using advanced numerical models.