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Gabriele Clarissa Hegerl


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Research Interests

Climate diagnostics and statistical climatology;
variability and changes in temperature, precipitation, climatic extremes
Constraining future climate change by estmating the magnitude of observed radiatively forced climate change,
use of palaeo proxy data to study climate variability and change during the last millennium.
Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. I received a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award and am on the Thompson Reuters highly cited list 2014.
You can hear me talk about my research here
You can download my vita here and Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change products I have contributed to. I gave an interview for the AGU Atmospheric Sciences newsletter, (go to page 6), which talks about my career including how I integrated being a mother with being a scientist.
Here you can download some of my

Publications.


Projects

I am going to start in February 2013 on a new European Advanced Grant 'Transition into the Anthropocene (TITAN)', website to come soon.
NERC Project on the causes of change in mean and extreme European climate in the last five centuries, running HadCM3 with individual and combined forcings (solar, volcanic, greenhouse gases, land use, orbital, aerosols....) and applying detection and attribution methods, PDRA Andrew Schurer.
I lead a workpackage on changes in heat waves and drought (WP6) of the EQUIP project, PDRA Helen Hanlon.
and am PI forWP 4 of the PAGODA project PDRA Debbie Polson.

I am involved with NCAS, and have collaborative projects with Simon Tett (RAPID; NCAS, European climate change) and Sandy Tudhope (ENSO changes in the Holocene).

I have organized the 11th IMSC in Edinburgh
and was PI for the International Detection and Attribution Group until 2010, which is now led by Claudia Tebaldi.

Graduate students

Simone Morak on changes in temperature extremes
Carley Iles on effect of volcanic eruptions on precipitation
Master student Katie Noake, changes in precipitation.

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