Using Observational Evidence and Process Understanding to Improve Predictions of Extreme Rainfall Change


Study for a PhD in Big Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical methods at Newcastle University.  More details may be found at:  A full list of projects may be found at

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute is also advertising a 4-year position for a PHD on climate modeling of hydrological extremes. See: Follow the link to "Direct Soliciteren"  and then "Apply with English form". 

Rain over Wells by Sharon Loxton 

CONVEX is a three and a half year project which brings together UK climate modelling, statistical    modelling, Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) scientists and the impacts community to work together to improve our understanding of the characteristics extreme rainfall and its underlying causative processes.  It will provide a better understanding, essential for improved model projections of extreme rainfall change under global warming.


The project includes researchers from Newcastle, Exeter and Reading Universities and the UK Met Office.  Our project partners include:

  • the Environment Agency
  • the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP)
  • the Land and Water division of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia
  • the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in the United States
  • Colorado State University
Photograph by Sharon Loxton
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