Published Papers

Allan, R.P., Lavers, D.L., Champion, A.J. (2015), Diagnosing links between atmospheric moisture and extreme daily precipitation over the UK, Int. J. Clim., doi:10.1002/joc.4547.

Champion, A.J., Allan, R.P., Lavers, D.L. (2015), Atmospheric Rivers do not explain UK Summer Extreme Rainfall, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120 (14), 6371-6741, doi:10.1002/2014JD022863.

Roberts, J.K., Champion, A.J., Dawkins, L., Hodges, K.I., Shaffrey, L., Stephenson, D.B., Stringer, M.A., Thornton, H.E., Youngman, B.D. (2014), The XWS open access catalogue of extreme windstorms in Europe from 1979 to 2012, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 2487-2501, doi:10.5194/nhess-14-2487-2014.

Champion, A.J. and Hodges, K.I. (2014), Importance of resolution and model configuration when downscaling extreme precipitation, Tellus 66A, 23993, doi:10.3402/tellusa.v66.23993.

Champion, A.J., Hodges, K.I., Bengtsson, L.O., Keenlyside, N., Esch, M. (2011), Impact of increasing resolution and a warmer climate on extreme weather from northern hemisphere extra-tropical cyclones, Tellus 63A, 893-905, doi:10.1111/j.1600-0870.2011.00538.x.

Champion, A., Hodges, K., Bengtsson, L. (2010), Extreme precipitation and climate change: the potential impacts on flooding, in Proceedings of the BHS Third International Symposium, Managing the Consequences of a Changing Global Environment, 19-23 July, 2010, Newcastle University: British Hydrological Society.


15th European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting and 12th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology, Sofia, Bulgaria, September 2015. EMSECAM_presentation_15.pdf (1.46MB)

13th European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting and 11th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology, Reading, UK, September 2013. EMSECAM_presentation_13.pdf (4.2MB)

Joint Meeting of the Changing Water Cycle and Storm Risk Mitigation programmes, Oxford, UK, May 2013. CWCSRM_presentation_13.pdf (0.75MB)

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, UK, February 2013. Newcastle_presentation_13.pdf (3.05MB)

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012, Vienna, Austria, April 2012. EGU_presentation_12.pdf (0.75MB)

CONVEX Workshop, University of Reading, UK, April 2012. CONVEX_presentation.pdf (0.98MB)

Environmental Systems Science Centre, University of Reading, UK, June 2011. ESSC_presentation_11.pdf (4.30MB)

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, April 2011. EGU_presentation_11.pdf (1.50MB)

British Hydrological Society Third International Symposium, Newcastle, UK, July 2010. BHS_presentation_10.pdf (0.95MB)

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria, May 2010. EGU_presentation_10.pdf (0.93MB)

5th European Conference on Severe Storms, Landshut, Germany, October 2009. ECSS_presentation_09.pdf (0.96MB)


Insurance Model and Data Exposé, London, July 2013. IMDE_13poster.pdf (1.16MB)

NCEO Science Meeting, Oxford, September 2009; FREE Science Meeting, Plymouth, September 2009; FREE Workshop on Ensembles, Reading, September 2009. NCEO_FREE_09poster.pdf (5.07MB)

Royal Meteorological Society Conference, Reading, June 2009. RMetS09poster.pdf (3.86MB)

PhD Thesis

Champion, A.J. (2012): Extreme Precipitation and Extra-Tropical Cyclones: A Dynamical Downscaling Study. PhD. Thesis. University of Reading: U.K. Thesis.pdf (130.96MB)

Chapters 1 & 2: Introduction & Theory. Chapter1_2.pdf (32.95MB)
Chapter 3: Models and Tools. Chapter3.pdf (1.19MB)
Chapter 4: Extra-Tropical Cyclones in a Global Climate Model. Chapter4.pdf (85.41MB)
Chapter 5: Evaluation of Limited Area Model. Chapter5.pdf (26.22MB)
Chapter 6: Dynamical Downscaling of Extra-Tropical Cyclones. Chapter6.pdf (56.4MB)
Chapter 7: Conclusions & References. Chapter7.pdf (0.14MB)


Champion, A.J. (2008): Properties of Ensemble Forecasts from Different Weather Centres. Master`s Thesis, University of Reading: U.K. (not peer-reviewed). MScDissertation.pdf (39.16MB)