Dr Chris Short
Chris is interested in the use of high-resolution convection-permitting models to understand future climate change at the regional level
Areas of expertise
- Regional climate prediction for the UK
- Development and evaluation of regional NWP and climate models
- Tropical cyclones
Chris is a member of the Understanding Regional Climate Change (URCC) team. His main responsibility is to set-up, run and exploit convection-permitting ensemble simulations of future climate change for the UK, as part of the UKCP project. He is particularly interested in understanding the benefits of high-resolution for the representation of climate variability and extremes.
Chris also works to improve the regional climate model for future iterations of UKCP. He contributes to the testing and development of Regional Atmosphere and Land (RAL) science configurations of the Met Office Unified Model (standard model configurations for use in kilometre-scale regional models), collaborating closely with colleagues in the Regional Model Evaluation and Development (RMED) area.
Chris joined the Met Office in 2013, spending seven years in the RMED area before moving into the URCC team in April 2020. Prior to this he completed a PhD in Cosmology at the University of Nottingham, then worked as a post-doctorate researcher in Computational Astrophysics at the University of Sussex.