Dr Daniel Mitchell
Dann joined ECI in 2014 to work on the ACE Africa project. The aim of this project is to attribute extreme climatic events to external causal factors, such as human or natural activity. His particular areas of expertise related to this project are in extreme value theory and detection and attribution techniques. Prior to moving to ECI Dann was based at Oxford Physics where his work concentrated on climate change, with a specific focus on the impact on stratospheric dynamics. His research areas are:
- Extreme value theory in climate science;
- Detection and attribution of climate change;
- Stratospheric dynamics (specifically the polar vortex);
- Comparative planetology.
- Guillod, B.P., Jones, R.G., Bowery, A., Haustein, K., Massey, N.R., Mitchell, D.M., Otto, F.E.L., Sparrow, S.N., Uhe, P., Wallom, D.C.H., Wilson, S. and Allen, M.R. (2017) weather@home 2: validation of an improved global - regional climate modelling system. Geoscientific Model Development, 10: 1849-1872.
- O'Neill, A., Oatley, C.L., Charlton-Perez, A.J., Mitchell, D. and Jung, T. (2017) Vortex splitting on a planetary scale in the stratosphere by cyclogenesis on a sub planetary scale in the troposphere . Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 143(703): 691-705.
- Harrington, L., Gibson, P., Dean, S., Mitchell, D., Rosier, S. and Frame, D. (2016) Investigating event-specific drought attribution using self-organizing maps. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 121(21): 12766-12780.
- King, A., Black, M., Min, S., Fischer, E., Mitchell, D., Harrington, L. and Perkins-Kirkpatrick, S. (2016) Emergence of heat extremes attributable to anthropogenic influences. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(7): 3438-3443.
- Mitchell, D., Davini, P., Harvey, B., Massey, N., Haustein, K., Woolings, T., Jones, R., Otto, F., Guillod, B., Sparrow, S., Wallom, D. and Allen, M. (2016) Assessing mid-latitude dynamics in extreme event attribution systems. Climate Dynamics, 48(306): 1-13.
- Mitchell, D., James, R., Forster, P.M., Betts, R.A., Shiogama, H. and Allen, M. (2016) Realizing the impacts of a 1.5°C warmer world. Nature Climate Change, 6: 735-737.
- Mitchell, D.M., Heaviside, C., Vardoulakis, S., Huntingford, C., Masato, G., Guillod, B.P., Frumhoff, P.C., Bowery, A. and Allen, M.R. (2016) Attributing human mortality during extreme heat waves to anthropogenic climate change. Environmental Research Letters, 11(7). 074006.
- James, R., Otto, F., Parker, H., Boyd, E., Cornforth, R., Mitchell, D. and Allen, M. (2015) Characterizing loss and damage from climate change. Nature Climate Change, 4: 938-939.
- Marthews, T., Otto, F.E.L., Mitchell, D., Dadson, S.J. and Jones, G. (2015) The 2014 drought in the Horn of Africa: Attribution of meteorological drivers. In, Explaining Extreme Events of 2014: From a Climate Perspective. Special Supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Vol 96, No 12, December 2015. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. pp. 83-88.
- Mitchell, D.M., Montabone, L., Thomson, S. and Read, P. (2015) Polar Vortices on Earth and Mars: A Comparative Study of Variability from Reanalyses. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141(687): 550-562.
- Sippel, S., Mitchell, D., Black, M.T., Dittus, A.J., Harrington, L., Schaller, N. and Otto, F. (2015) Combining large model ensembles with extreme value statistics to improve attribution statements of rare events. Weather and Climate Extremes, 9: 25-35.