Chris Brierley

  • Associate Professor of Climate Science - University College London

Research interests

My core research has been devoted to the use of models to glean insights about past climates and to explore future ones. These state-of-the-art tools are essential to organise our response to climate change. I am heavily involved in the Palaeoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP4), whose is just coming to fruition after five years of planning and effort. PMIP4 involves hundreds of researchers and 20 different climate models, including the Met. Office’s flagship general circulation model. These experiments will form the foundation of the palaeoclimate modelling community’s research for at least the next seven years. I led the analysis of simulations of the mid-Holocene experiment (6,000 years ago), and played a leading role in publishing the last interglacial experiment and the cross-experiment analysis of El Niño. This has led to me joining Chapter 3 of the IPCC Working Group 1's Assessment Report 6 as a contributing author.