Tom Webb

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Data Analysis - University of York

Research interests

My research uses spatial analysis in order to infer geomorphological changes (e.g. sea-ice) in temperature records between the years 1780 and 2015. This work is contributing to the NERC GloSAT project which will allow for a pre-industrial climate baseline to be constructed before the onset of anthropogenic climate change.

I have created a HPC framework within which climate researchers from African universities can develop diagnostics to perform climate model evaluation and advise climate model developers in weather centres. This work contributes to the DfiD LaunchPAD project which provides a suite of diagnostics for African climate processes because the African continent is poorly represented in climate studies. 

My background is in developing convection and cloud processes for climate models which I maintain an interest in.