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NCAS-Climate staff work across a number of areas within their respective institutions:

  • Tropical Climate: The group's work aims toward improving our ability to predict on seasonal to interannual timescales and beyond, developing our understanding of tropical variability in the coupled atmosphere-ocean system and its complex interaction in a changing climate
  • Climate variability and change: We aim to develop an integrated understanding of climate variability and change on timescales from seasonal to millennial. Our emphasis is on understanding processes within the coupled climate system.
  • Stratosphere and Climate: Our research is loosely focused on the modelling of the middle atmosphere (stratosphere), but also includes a significant proportion of observational analysis and studies of adjacent parts of the atmosphere, such as stratosphere-troposphere interaction.
  • Crops and Climate: We use numerical models and experiments to study the impact of climate variability and change on crops, and the feedback from cultivated areas to the atmosphere.
  • Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling Support Unit: ACMSU is based at the University of Cambridge and performs world-class scientific research on problems related to atmospheric chemistry. ACMSU provides scientific support, state-of-the-art chemistry models and modelling support to the UK atmospheric science community
  • High Resolution Climate Modelling Group: Weather resolving models are increasingly able to simulate the building blocks of climate. NCAS-Climate has been at the leading edge of this transformation. The HRCM Group aims to bring together the high-resolution climate modelling work being undertaken within NCAS-Climate.
  • Land-surface modelling group: The purpose of the Land Surface Modelling group is to better exploit existing expertise, data and tools to study land surface processes spanning a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, using both observations (in-situ, remote sensing) and modelling (off-line and coupled)
  • Statistical Modelling: Based at the University of Exeter we focus on the development and application of statistical modelling for advancing understanding and prediction of the climate system.
  • Aerosol Modelling: The Aerosol Modelling group at Leeds develops the Global Model of Aerosol Processes (GLOMAP), as part of the UKCA chemistry-climate model.