Dr Luke Harrington
Postdoctoral Research Assistant and College Lecturer
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.
- Frame, D.J., Harrington, L.J., Fuglestvedt, J., Millar, R., Joshi, M. and Caney, S. (2019) Emissions and Emergence: a new index comparing relative contributions to climate change with relative climatic consequences. Environmental Research Letters.
- Harrington, L.J. and Otto, F.E. (2019) Attributable damage liability in a non-linear climate. Climatic Change.
- Harrington, L.J., Lewis, S., Perkins-Kirkpatrick, S.E., King, A.D. and Otto, F.E.L. (2019) Embracing the complexity of extreme weather events when quantifying their likelihood of recurrence in a warming world. Environmental Research Letters.
- Harrington, L.J., Otto, F.E.L., Cowan, T. and Hegerl, G.C. (2019) Circulation analogues and uncertainty in the time-evolution of extreme event probabilities: evidence from the 1947 Central European heatwave. Climate Dynamics: 1-19.
- Harrington, L.J. and Otto, F.E.L. (2018) Adapting attribution science to the climate extremes of tomorrow. Environmental Research Letters - Topical Review.
- Harrington, L.J. and Otto, F.E.L. (2018) Changing population dynamics and uneven temperature emergence combine to exacerbate regional exposure to heat extremes under 1.5 °C and 2 °C of warming. Environmental Research Letters, 13.
- Harrington, L.J., Frame, D., King, A.D. and Otto, F.E.L. (2018) How uneven are changes to impact‐relevant climate hazards in a 1.5°C world and beyond? Geophysical Research Letters, 0(ja).
- King, A.D. and Harrington, L.J. (2018) The Inequality of Climate Change From 1.5 to 2°C of Global Warming. Geophysical Research Letters.
- Mitchell, D., Heaviside, C., Schaller, N., Allen, M., Ebi, K.L., Fischer, E.M., Gasparrini, A., Harrington, L., Kharin, V., Shiogama, H., Sillmann, J., Sippel, S. and Vardoulakis, S. (2018) Extreme heat-related mortality avoided under Paris Agreement goals. Nature Climate Change, 8: 551-553.
- Mitchell, D., Heaviside, C., Schaller, N., Allen, M.R., Ebi, K., Fischer, E.M., Gasparrini, A., Harrington, L.J., Kharin, V.V., Shiogama, H., Sillmann, J., Sippel, S. and Vardoulakis, S. (2018) Avoided heat-related mortality under targeted Paris Agreement scenarios. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2018.
- Frame, D., Joshi, M., Hawkins, E., Harrington, L.J. and de Roiste, M. (2017) Population-based emergence of unfamiliar climates. Nature climate change, 7: 407-411.
- Harrington, L. (2017) Investigating differences between event-as-class and probability density-based attribution statements with emerging climate change. Climatic Change, 141: 641-654.
- Harrington, L.J., Frame, D.J., Hawkins, E. and Joshi, M. (2017) Seasonal cycles enhance disparities between low- and high-income countries in exposure to monthly temperature emergence with future warming. Environmental Research Letters.
- 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.