Posts By: Janet Fillingham

Published Paper: Reducing transatlantic flight emissions by fuel-optimised routing

Cathie Wells

Published today, 26 January 2021, online in Environmental Research Letters, by lead author and MPE Student Cathie Wells, the full text of the paper can be viewed here.  The study finds that millions of kilograms of CO2 emissions could be saved on transatlantic flights, if the current organised track system was replaced with fuel-optimised routes, which are typically… Read more »

Why renewables are difficult, by MPE Student Adriaan Hilbers


Why renewables are difficult, by Adriaan Hilbers A blog written by Maths of Planet Earth PhD Student Adriaan Hilbers, updated from an earlier blog posted on Mathematical Prediction of Weather and Climate in 2018, here The public have been aware of the importance of reducing carbon emissions since around the 1980’s. Furthermore, renewable technologies such as… Read more »

MPE Wednesday 27 January 2021: Science Communication


MPE Wednesday 27 January 2021: Science Communication The theme of this month’s MPE Wednesday is Science Communication, and it will be chaired by the Student Committee comprising Chiara Maiocchi, Sebastiano Roncoroni, and Ryosuke Kurashina.  The meeting will take place online via Zoom: Meeting ID: 817 8161 6508 Passcode: MPEWeds27 We are pleased to announce the following… Read more »

Published Paper: Hydro-morphodynamics 2D modelling using a discontinuous Galerkin discretisation


MPE Student Mariana Claire is the lead author on the paper “Hydro-morphodynamics 2D modelling using a discontinuous Galerkin discretisation”  published online on 04 November 2020 in Science Direct – Computers and Geosciences. You can access the full paper here Authors: Mariana C.A. Claire; James R. Percival; Athanasios Angeloudis; Colin J. Cotter; Matthew D. Piggott. Abstract: The… Read more »

Published Paper: Pro‐L* ‐ A probabilistic L* mapping tool for ground observations

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MPE Student Rhys Thompson is the lead author on paper “Pro-L* – A probabilistic L* mapping tool for ground observations”  published on 16 December 2020 in Space Weather, part of AGU Advancing Earth and Space Science. You can access the full paper here Authors: R. L. Thompson  S. K. Morley  C. E. J. Watt  S. N. Bentley  P. D. Williams Abstract: Both… Read more »

Published Paper: Reconstructing regime-dependent causal relationships from observational time series


MPE Reading Student Elena Saggioro’s paper has been published open access in Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science. You can read the paper here A full list of Authors:  Elena Saggioro, Jana de Wiljes, Marlene Kretschmer, and Jakob Runge Abstract: Inferring causal relations from observational time series data is a key problem across science and engineering… Read more »

MPE CDT Virtual School: Modern data-based and complex systems approach to climate dynamics

MPE Online school

This year’s MPE Summer School was postponed due to Covid-19.  Instead we ran a successful virtual on-line school, held every Tuesday from September 29 to 27 October 2020. It was aimed at graduate students in mathematics and climate dynamics. The school involved lectures and a project component, with students working together in small groups. The… Read more »

Cathie Wells awarded The Ivar Isaksen Prize

Cathie Wells

MPE CDT Reading student Cathie Wells has been awarded The Ivar Isaksen Prize for best early career presentation at The 3rd ECATS Conference (Network of Excellence on Aviation and Environment).  The conference had been due to take place in Gothenburg, Sweden in April.  Unfortunately due to the Covid19 outbreak, it was delayed until 13th to… Read more »

Published Paper: Spectral estimates for saddle point matrices arising in weak constraint four‐dimensional variational data assimilation

Ieva Dauzickaite

Lead Author: Ieva Dauzickaite, Maths of Planet Earth CDT Student at Reading Published online in June 2020, in Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, the paper can be viewed here in the Wiley Online Library Summary We consider the large sparse symmetric linear systems of equations that arise in the solution of weak constraint four‐dimensional variational data… Read more »

Published Paper: The spatial correlation structure of rainfall at the local scale over southern Ghana

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Lead Author: Jennifer Israelsson, PhD Student Maths of Planet Earth CDT Reading Published online in the Journal of Hydrology, Regional Studies, the paper is available here Rainfall over west Africa has received a lot of interest the past decades due to the limited possibility of irrigation for the many farmers depending on rain fed crops. A… Read more »

Published Paper: Impact of the mesoscale range on error growth and the limits to atmospheric predictability

Tsz Yan Leung

Authors: Tsz Yan Leung (PhD Student Maths of Planet Earth, Reading), Sebastian Reich and Theodore G. Shepherd. Published on 27 August 2020 in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences under Early Online Release. Read the full paper here Abstract: Global numerical weather prediction (NWP) models have begun to resolve the mesoscale k^(-5/3) range of the… Read more »

MPE Student awarded LMS Early Career Fellowship

Giulia Carigi

The Mathematics of Planet Earth CDT is very pleased to announce that Giulia Carigi – currently in her final year of PhD study at the University of Reading – has been awarded a London Mathematical Society (LMS) Early Career Fellowship with an additional scholarship funded by the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR).  The Fellowship is for six months and… Read more »

MPE Reading Cafe: The Hong Kong Observatory


We were delighted to have Queenie Lam and Wai-Kin Wong, both Senior Scientific Officers at the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), as our keynote speakers on 24 June 2020. The HKO is the government department in Hong Kong responsible for monitoring and forecasting weather, issuing warnings on weather-related hazards, providing other meteorological and geophysical services, as… Read more »

SIAM-IMA Reading Student Chapter Online Conference June 2020

The Reading Committee

During the first three days of June, the SIAM-IMA Reading Student Chapter (which is led by a committee of six MPE students) organised its annual conference, following up last year’s event and concluding the academic summer term.   This year, the annual conference had to take place remotely and online due to the current COVID19 crisis… Read more »

Celebrating Women in Mathematics at the University of Reading

6th May 2020, 11.30-13.15 hours : Online meeting – An event to celebrate Women in Mathematics as part of the International Celebration of Women in Mathematics. This online event will be hosted by Professor Jennifer Scott, Professor of Mathematics, University of Reading and Director at Reading of the Mathematics of Planet Earth CDT.  Please register… Read more »