Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Luke is working on the MaRIUS and TITAN projects, using weather@home simulations to investigate the drivers of extreme weather events from the early 20th Century over the UK and Europe. Luke will also explore how the broader characteristics of climate extremes will change with continued warming.
Prior to joining the ECI, Luke completed his PhD at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where he investigated novel approaches to quantify the emergence of anthropogenic climate change. This included an event-specific attribution study on the 2013 New Zealand drought, as well as highlighting differences in the emergence of heat extremes for the global population when aggregated by income grouping.
- Harrington, L., Frame, D., Fischer, E., Hawkins, E., Joshi, M. and Jones, C. (2016) Poorest countries experience earlier anthropogenic emergence of daily temperature extremes. Environmental Research Letters, 11(5).
- 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.
- 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.
- Harrington, L. and Renwick, J. (2014) Secular changes in New Zealand rainfall characteristics 1950-2009. Weather and Climate, 34: 50-59.
- Harrington, L., Rosier, S., Dean, S., Stuart, S. and Scahill, A. (2014) The role of anthropogenic climate change in the 2013 drought over North Island, New Zealand. In, Herring, S.C., Hoerling, M.P., Peterson, T.C. and Stott, P.A. (eds.) Explaining extreme events of 2013 from a climate perspective. American Meteorological Society. pp. 45-51.