Manoj Joshi

University of East Anglia


After getting a doctorate at the University of Oxford I was a US National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the NASA Ames Research Centre in California, studying the atmosphere and climate of Mars, and contributing to planning for space missions.  At that time I also worked on constructing theoretical and computer-based models to predict the properties of the climates of exoplanets- these are planets orbiting stars other than the Sun.  I also spent a year as a scientist at the SETI institute (doing more research on planetary climates - not hunting for aliens).  I then moved earthwards to the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading, where I worked on physical models of climate and climate change.  After some time as a research scientist at the Met Office, I returned to Reading as a senior scientist at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, before coming to UEA.

Role at Tyndall
I'm a member of faculty within environmental sciences, and I mostly do computer modelling and theory of physical processes underlying climate and climate change.


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Harrington, L., Frame, D., Fischer, E., Hawkins, E., Joshi, M., Jones, C.  (2016) Poorest countries experience earlier anthropogenic emergence of daily temperature extremes Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

Cullum, J., Stevens, D., Joshi, M. (2016) The importance of ocean salinity for climate and habitability Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

Van Der Wiel, K., Matthews, A., Joshi, M., Stevens, D.  (2016) Why the South Pacific Convergence Zone is diagonal Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

Joshi, M., Stringer, M., Van Der Wiel, K., O'Callaghan, A., Fueglistaler, S. (2015) GCM4: a fast, parallel and flexible intermediate climate model Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

Nowack, P., Abraham, N. L., Maycock, A. C., Braesicke, P., Gregory, J. M., Joshi, M., Osprey, A., Pyle, J. A.  (2015) A large ozone-circulation feedback and its implications for global warming assessments Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

O'Callaghan, A., Joshi, M., Stevens, D., Mitchell, D. (2014) The Effects of Different Sudden Stratospheric Warming Type on the Ocean: Ocean Impacts of SSWs Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

Hawkins, E., Joshi, M., Frame, D. (2014) Wetter then drier in some tropical areas Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

 Hawkins, E., Anderson, B., Diffenbaugh, N., Mahlstein, I., Betts, R., Hegerl, G., Joshi, M., Knutti, R., McNeall, D., Solomon, S., Sutton, R., Syktus, J., Vecchi, G. (2014) Uncertainties in the timing of unprecedented climates Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

Joshi, M. M., Lambert, F. H., Webb, M. J. (2013) An explanation for the difference between twentieth and twenty-first century land–sea warming ratio in climate models Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

Williams, P. D., Joshi, M. (2013) Intensification of winter transatlantic aviation turbulence in response to climate change Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

Joshi, M., Haberle, R.  (2012) Suppression of the Water Ice and Snow Albedo Feedback on Planets Orbiting Red Dwarf Stars and the Subsequent Widening of the Habitable Zone Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

Joshi, M., Hawkins, E., Sutton, R., Lowe, J., Frame, D. (2011) Projections of when temperature change will exceed 2 °C above pre-industrial levels Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

Joshi, M., Gregory, J., Webb, M., Sexton, D., Johns, T. (2008) Mechanisms for the land/sea warming contrast exhibited by simulations of climate change Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

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Phone: 01603 593647

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School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
(For those at UEA: I'm in the CRU building - room CRU 1.03)

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