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Professor Dan Lunt

Professor Dan Lunt

Professor Dan Lunt
M.Phys.(Oxon.), Ph.D.(Reading)

Professor of Climate Science

Area of research

Climate Modelling

Office G.9n
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 7483

Research summary

My research centres on past climate change, with a focus on (i) understanding how and why climate has changed in the past and (ii) what we can learn about the future from the past.  My main tools are climate models, and much of my work is underpinned by model-data comparisons.

(i) The analysis and interpretation of past climate data has led to the formation of many hypotheses regarding the mechanisms affecting past climate change. Models are ideal tools to test these hypotheses. In addition, modelling can itself lead to hypotheses which are testable by the collection and interpretation of ...

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I studied Physics at the University of Oxford for my undergraduate degree, and then did a PhD in Meteorology at the University of Reading.  Following this I was a postdoc at the LSCE in Paris, before arriving at the University of Bristol in 2003.

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Selected publications

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