Gabriele Clarissa Hegerl
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
, and fellow of the American Geophysical Union I received a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award
, and am on the Thompson Reuters list of worlds most influential scientific minds 2014 (list of most highly cited scientists). I am very grateful to have received the Hans Sigrist Prize of the University of Bern in 2016
You can hear me talk about my research
and you can here me talk on Michael White (from nature)s podcast on this link
You can download my vita
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
I lead a European Advanced Grant 'Transition into the Anthropocene (TITAN)', 2013 to 2018, website to come soon.
I co-lead the Grand Challenge on Extremes
and I am involved with the European project Eucleia
and led a
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 led 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, and am now on its steering group.
Simone Morak on changes in temperature extremes, graduated
Carley Iles on effect of volcanic eruptions on precipitat, graduated
Master student Katie Noake, changes in precipitation, graduated.