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Dr Peili Wu

Areas of expertise

  • Ocean modelling.

  • Decadal variability.

  • Detection and attribution of climate change.

  • Arctic climate.

  • Hydrological cycle.

Current activities

Peili's work contributes towards improving hydrological predictions of the Unified Model, and is a member of the Global Water Cycle. He focuses on the global to continental scales, studying physical processes and large-scale dynamics linking the atmosphere, land and oceans and influencing the water cycle; evaluating model simulations of these processes; detecting and attributing past, and predicting future changes in the hydrological cycle and its impact. Peili has a broad interest in climate variability and change.

Peili is a lead scientist for the Met Office's IHP project and acting as a Met Office contact for NERC's changing water cycle programme. He is also a member of the international science steering committee for the Arctic/Subarctic Ocean Fluxes (ASOF) programme.

Career background

Peili joined the Met Office Hadley Centre in 1999. Before that, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh working on modelling the Mediterranean. Before that, Peili completed a PhD in atmospheric dynamics and a diploma in physics at Imperial College London.