Dr Peili Wu
Peili is working on understanding and predicting the hydrological cycle as part of the climate system.
Areas of expertise
Detection and attribution of climate change.
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.
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.