Submitted Papers

Champion, A.J., Blenkinsop, S., Li, X-F, Fowler, H.J. (sub), Synoptic-scale precursors of extreme UK summer 3-hourly rainfall.

Flack, D.L.A, Skinner, C.J., Hawkness-Smith, L., O'Donnell, G., Thompson, R.J., Waller, J.A., Chen, A.S., Moloney, J., Largeron, C., Xia, X., Blenkinsop, S., Champion, A.J., Perks, M.T., Quinn, N., Speight, L.J. (sub), Recommendations for Improving Integration in National End-to-End Flood Forecasting Systems: An Overview of the FFIR (Flooding From Intense Rainfall) Programme.

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.

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)