Globally Observed Teleconnections in a Hierarchy of Atmospheric Models
GOTHAM represents an ambitious research programme to gain robust, relevant and transferable knowledge of past and present-day patterns and trends of regional climate extremes and variability of vulnerable areas identified by the Intergovenmental Panel for Climate Change, including the tropics and high-latitudes. It has achieved this by identifying the influence of remote drivers – teleconnections - of regional climate variability, and
assessing their relative impact. The project has improved season-decadal prediction and understanding by using a combination of contemporary climate models, citizen-science computing and advanced statistical analysis tools.
GOTHAM investigators also utilise the power of citizen science by way of the renown distributed computing project climateprediction.net.
GOTHAM groups achieved the first retrospective forecastof an unprecedented disruption to winds within the tropical upper atmosphere, an event also discovered by GOTHAM investigator and collaborator groups.
GOTHAM groups undertook a study which linked extreme weather eventsoccurring during the northern summer of 2018 with unique hemisphere-wide wave patterns.
A very popular mid-project summer schoolwas held in Germany. This summer school helped underscore present-day environmental challenges while promoting the science solutions presented by GOTHAM groups.
My name is Scott Osprey and I am the Project Coordinator for GOTHAM based at the University of Oxford. My interests include the large-scale circulation in the upper atmosphere and how it is linked with weather. By understanding how a changing climate affects large-scale circulation and how this is linked with weather, I hope to better inform climate service providers of what changes we should expect in the future. I have been involved with GOTHAM from its conception and particularly relish the involvement of all the international investigator and collaborator groups.
GOTHAM Investigator groups include the Indian Institute for Tropical Meteorology, Institute for Atmospheric Physics, Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, University of Oxford, Institute Pierre Simon Laplace, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research.
GOTHAM Collaborators include the UK Met Office, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Danish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Centre for Ecology and investigators and collaborators.
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