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Dr Steven Hardiman

Steven works on Stratospheric Processes.

Steven works on Stratospheric Processes.

Current activities

Steven is a stratospheric research scientist. His interests include stratospheric ozone and climate change during the 21st century. They also include stratospheric dynamics, climate and variability.

Steven was a contributing author for the 2010 and 2014 WMO ozone assessment reports. He is currently involved in the IGAC/SPARC Chemistry Climate Model Initiative.

He carries out research into stratospheric processes governing the transport of ozone and other chemicals throughout the stratosphere, causes of variability in the tropical and extratropical stratosphere, and the influence of the stratosphere on surface climate. He also works on assessing and improving the representation of stratospheric climate and variability in the Unified Model, as part of the ongoing model evaluation. Within this evaluation, Steven leads a Process Evaluation Group to understand the physical processes influencing the tropical tropopause temperature and lower stratospheric water vapour concentrations in the Unified Model.

Career background

Steven joined the Met Office in May 2008, working in the Earth System and Mitigation Science team at the Met Office Hadley Centre. Prior to this he completed a PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Cambridge, where he also received his undergraduate degree, and then took up a post-doctorate position in the physics department at the University of Toronto, Canada.

External recognition

Steven is an associate editor for the Royal Meterological Society's Atmospheric Science Letters.

Last updated: Aug 12, 2015 6:50 AM