Dr Julie Jones
Department of Geography
Senior Lecturer in Climate Science
+44 114 222 7967
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Department of Geography
Geography and Planning Building
Julie studied Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich. She then obtained her PhD from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at UEA in 1998. Following a short postdoc in CRU she moved to a postdoctoral position at the palaeoclimate research group at the GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht (near Hamburg) in Germany, where in 2005 she became group leader.
Julie took up a lectureship in climatology in the Department of Geography in Sheffield in August 2006. She is now Senior Lecturer in Climate Science.
- Research interests
- Reconstruction and analysis of Southern Hemisphere Atmospheric Circulation from proxy data, long instrumental records, and climate model simulations
- The design and analysis of global climate model (GCM) simulations for the mid- and late-Holocene and development of methodologies for systematic comparison of these simulations with proxy data
- Regional climate modelling with a focus on the European Alps
- Links between atmospheric circulation and transport of air pollution
- Evaluation of the performance of Euro-CORDEX Regional Climate Models for assessing hydrological climate change impacts in Great Britain: A comparison of different spatial resolutions and quantile mapping bias correction methods. Journal of Hydrology, 584, 124653-124653.
- Back to the future : using long-term observational and paleo-proxy reconstructions to improve model projections of Antarctic climate. Geosciences, 9(6). View this article in WRRO
- Seasonal Antarctic pressure variability during the twentieth century from spatially complete reconstructions and CAM5 simulations. Climate Dynamics. View this article in WRRO
- Reply to "Comment on 'An exceptional summer during the South Pole race of 1911/12'". Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99(10), 2143-2145. View this article in WRRO
- Sedimentary records of coastal storm surges: Evidence of the 1953 North Sea event. Marine Geology, 403, 262-270. View this article in WRRO
- Can sand dunes be used to study historic storm events?. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. View this article in WRRO
- A twentieth century perspective on summer Antarctic pressure change and variability and contributions from tropical SSTs and ozone depletion. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(19), 9918-9927. View this article in WRRO
- Simple Statistical Probabilistic Forecasts of the Winter NAO. Weather and Forecasting. View this article in WRRO
- Reconstructing El Niño Southern Oscillation using data from ships’ logbooks, 1815–1854. Part II: Comparisons with existing ENSO reconstructions and implications for reconstructing ENSO diversity. Climate Dynamics. View this article in WRRO
- Drivers and potential predictability of summer time North Atlantic polar front jet variability. Climate Dynamics, 48(11), 3869-3887. View this article in WRRO
- Reconstructing El Niño Southern Oscillation using data from ships’ logbooks, 1815–1854. Part I: methodology and evaluation. Climate Dynamics. View this article in WRRO
- An Exceptional Summer during the South Pole Race of 1911-1912. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. View this article in WRRO
- Assessing recent trends in high-latitude Southern Hemisphere surface climate. Nature Climate Change, 6, 917-926. View this article in WRRO
- Incorporating Distributed Debris Thickness in a Glacio-Hydrological Model: Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal. The Cryosphere Discussions. View this article in WRRO
- Antarctic station-based seasonal pressure reconstructions since 1905: 2. Variability and trends during the twentieth century. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(6), 2836-2856. View this article in WRRO
- Cover Image, Volume 7, Issue 2. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 7(2), i-i.
- Toward integrated historical climate research: the example of Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 7(2), 164-174. View this article in WRRO
- The Amundsen Sea Low: Variability, Change, and Impact on Antarctic Climate. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97(1), 111-121. View this article in WRRO
- Antarctic station-based seasonal pressure reconstructions since 1905: 1. Reconstruction evaluation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(6), 2814-2835. View this article in WRRO
- Drivers of North Atlantic Polar Front jet stream variability. International Journal of Climatology, 35(8), 1697-1720.
- Early-nineteenth-century southern African precipitation reconstructions from ships’ logbooks. The Holocene, 25(2), 379-390. View this article in WRRO
- Climate variability and societal dynamics in pre-colonial Southern African history (AD 900-1840): A synthesis and critique. Environment and History, 20(3), 411-445. View this article in WRRO
- Climate science: Tree rings and storm tracks. Nature Geoscience, 5(11), 764-765.
- Seasonal Zonal Asymmetries in the Southern Annular Mode and Their Impact on Regional Temperature Anomalies. JOURNAL OF CLIMATE, 25(18), 6253-6270.
- The influence of North Atlantic atmospheric and oceanic forcing effects on 1900-2010 Greenland summer climate and ice melt/runoff. International Journal of Climatology.
- Using synoptic type analysis to understand New Zealand climate during the Mid-Holocene. Climate of the Past, 7(4), 1189-1207.
- Using synoptic type analysis to understand New Zealand climate during the Mid-Holocene. Climate of the Past Discussions, 7(2), 1301-1337.
- Evaluation of the skill and added value of a reanalysis-driven regional simulation for Alpine temperature. International Journal of Climatology, 30(5), 760-773.
- Historical SAM Variability. Part I: Century-Length Seasonal Reconstructions. J CLIMATE, 22(20), 5319-5345.
- Historical SAM Variability. Part II: Twentieth-Century Variability and Trends from Reconstructions, Observations, and the IPCC AR4 Models. J CLIMATE, 22(20), 5346-5365.
- Transient simulations, empirical reconstructions and forcing mechanisms for the Mid-holocene hydrological climate in southern Patagonia. Climate Dynamics, 29(4), 333-355.
- Antarctic temperatures over the past two centuries from ice cores. Geophysical Research Letters, 33(16).
- Testing climate reconstructions - Response. SCIENCE, 312(5782), 1872-1873.
- Response . Science, 312(5782), 1872-1873.
- Comparison of a high-resolution regional simulation and the ERA40 reanalysis over the Alpine Region. Hrvatski Meteoroloski Casopis(40), 369-372.
- Simulated Relationships between Regional Temperatures and Large-Scale Circulation: 125 kyr BP (Eemian) and the Preindustrial Period. Journal of Climate, 18(19), 4032-4045.
- Early peak in Antarctic oscillation index. Nature, 432(7015), 290-291.
- Reconstructing Past Climate from Noisy Data. Science, 306(5696), 679-682.
- Instrument- and Tree-Ring-Based Estimates of the Antarctic Oscillation. Journal of Climate, 16(21), 3511-3524.
- Reconstructing late Holocene climate. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 82(46), 553-553.
- The influence of climate on air and precipitation chemistry over Europe, and downscaling applications to future acidic deposition. Climate Research, 14, 7-24.
- Assessment of the use of principal components analysis to relate air and precipitation chemistry to climate. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 85, 1569-1574.
- Ice Cores and Emulation: Learning More About Past Ice Sheet Shapes, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics (pp. 175-182). Springer International Publishing
- Simulated teleconnections during the Eemian, the last interglacial inception, and the preindustrial period. In Sirocco F, Litt T & Claussen M (Ed.), The climate of past interglacials (pp. 517-525). Elsevier
- Reconstructing large-scale variability from palaeoclimatic evidence by means of Data Assimulation through Upscaling and Nudging (DATUN). In Fischer H, Kumke T, Lohmann G, Miller H & Negendank J (Ed.), The Climate in Historical Times: towards a synthesis of Holocene proxy data and climate models (pp. 171-193). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
- Climate Phenomena and their Relevance for Future Regional Climate Change, Climate Change 2013 - The Physical Science Basis (pp. 1217-1308). Cambridge University Press
- Toward integrated historical climate research: the example of Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 7(4), 614-614.
- Teaching interests
As a climate scientist, I enjoy bringing across to students how and why meteorology and climate is relevant to a wide range of geographical disciplines.
For example understanding how the climate system works (Atmospheres and Oceans), how and why current climates are changing (Contemporary Climate Change and Processes), to the potential impacts of climate change on developing countries (Living with Climate Change in the Global South).