Dr Chris Roberts

Chris is interested in ocean dynamics and the role of the oceans in climate change and variability.

Areas of expertise

  • The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC).
  • The role of the oceans in climate change and variability.
  • Detection of climate change in the ocean.

Publications by Chris Roberts

Current Activities

Chris is a research scientist in the Oceans, Cryosphere and Dangerous Climate Change group of the Met Office Hadley Centre. As a member of the NERC project  RAPID-WATCH, Chris uses numerical models and observations to understand the causes and impacts of changes in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).

Since 2013, Chris has also been a member of  DEEP-C, a multi-disciplinary NERC-funded project designed to improve our understanding of energy pathways in the Earth system. In this project, Chris is focused on diagnosing the patterns and mechanisms of heat redistribution in models of the ocean, and how this will help us to understand the reduced rate of global surface warming observed since 2000.

Career Background

Before joining the Met Office, Chris completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Cambridge where he studied climate change during the Earth's past.

Last updated: 4 April 2014