School of Earth and Environment

Alan Blyth Prof Alan Blyth

NCAS Director for Weather Science; Professor of Atmospheric Science

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 31632
Email address: a.m.blyth@leeds.ac.uk
Room: 11.111

Research Interests

  • Cloud Physics
  • Initiation of Convection
  • Ice Nucleation in Clouds
  • Convective Clouds

Publications

  • Crosier J; Choularton TW; Bower KN; Connolly PJ; Dearden C; Gallagher MW; Westbrook CD; Nicol JC; Blyth AM; Cui Z (2014) Microphysical properties of cold frontal rainbands, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 140, pp.1257-1268. doi: 10.1002/qj.2206
  • Clark PA; Browning KA; Forbes RM; Morcrette CJ; Blyth AM; Lean HW (2014) The evolution of an MCS over southern England. Part 2: Model simulations and sensitivity to microphysics, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 140, pp.458-479. doi: 10.1002/qj.2142
  • Clark PA; Morcrette CJ; Blyth AM; Brooks B; Perry F; Forbes RM; Browning KA (2014) The evolution of an MCS over southern England. Part 1: Observations, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 140, pp.439-457. doi: 10.1002/qj.2138
  • Clark PA; Browning KA; Morcrette CJ; Blyth AM; Brooks B; Perry F; Forbes RM (2013) The evolution of an MCS over southern England. Part 1: Observations, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, . doi: 10.1002/qj.2138
  • Clark PA; Browning KA; Forbes RM; Morcrette CJ; Blyth AM; Lean HW (2013) The evolution of an MCS over southern England. Part 2: Model simulations and sensitivity to microphysics, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, . doi: 10.1002/qj.2142
  • Cooper WA; Lasher-Trapp SG; Blyth AM (2013) The Influence of Entrainment and Mixing on the Initial Formation of Rain in a Warm Cumulus Cloud, JOURNAL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, 70, pp.1727-1743. doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-12-0128.1
  • Blyth AM; Lowenstein JH; Huang Y; Cui Z; Davies S; Carslaw KS (2013) The production of warm rain in shallow maritime cumulus clouds, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 139, pp.20-31.
  • Crosier J; Choularton TW; Bower KN; Connolly PJ; Dearden C; Gallagher MW; Westbrook CD; Nicol JC; Blyth AM; Cui Z (2013) Microphysical properties of cold frontal rainbands, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, . doi: 10.1002/qj.2206
  • Burton RR; Gadian A; Blyth AM; Mobbs SD (2013) Modelling isolated deep convection: A case study from COPS, METEOROLOGISCHE ZEITSCHRIFT, 22, pp.433-443. doi: 10.1127/0941-2948/2013/0408
  • Cui Z; Blyth AM; Bower KN; Crosier J; Choularton T (2012) Aircraft measurements of wave clouds, ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 12, pp.9881-9892. doi: 10.5194/acp-12-9881-2012
  • Bennett LJ; Blyth AM; Burton RR; Gadian AM; Weckwerth TM; Behrendt A; Di Girolamo P; Dorninger M; Lock SJ; Smith VH; Mobbs SD (2011) Initiation of convection over the Black Forest mountains during COPS IOP15a, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 137, pp.176-189. doi: 10.1002/qj.760
  • Crosier J; Bower KN; Choularton TW; Westbrook CD; Connolly PJ; Cui ZQ; Crawford IP; Capes GL; Coe H; Dorsey JR; Williams PI; Illingworth AJ; Gallagher MW; Blyth AM (2011) Observations of ice multiplication in a weakly convective cell embedded in supercooled mid-level stratus, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 11, pp.257-273. doi: 10.5194/acp-11-257-2011
  • Wulfmeyer V; Behrendt A; Kottmeier C; Corsmeier U; Barthlott C; Craig GC; Hagen M; Althausen D; Aoshima F; Arpagaus M; Bauer HS; Bennett L; Blyth A; Brandau C; Champollion C; Crewell S; Dick G; Di Girolamo P; Dorninger M; Dufournet Y; Eigenmann R; Engelma (2011) The Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS): the scientific strategy, the field phase, and research highlights, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 137, pp.3-30. doi: 10.1002/qj.752
  • Huang YH; Blyth AM; Brown PRA; Cotton R; Crosier J; Bower KN; Gallagher MW; Jones H; Gadian AM; Choularton TW; Cardwell J; Coe H; Mobbs SD; Hagen M (2011) Development of ice particles in convective clouds observed over the Black Forest mountains during COPS, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 137, pp.275-286. doi: 10.1002/qj.749
  • Cooper WA; Lasher-Trapp SG; Blyth AM (2011) Initiation of coalescence in a cumulus cloud: A beneficial influence of entrainment and mixing, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 11, pp.10557-10613. doi: 10.5194/acpd-11-10557-2011
  • Cui Z; Carslaw KS; Blyth AM (2011) The Coupled Effect of Mid-Tropospheric Moisture and Aerosol Abundance on Deep Convective Cloud Dynamics and Microphysics, Atmosphere, 2, pp.222-241. doi: 10.3390/atmos2030222
  • Browning KA; Marsham JH; Nicol JC; Perry FM; White BA; Blyth AM; Mobbs SD (2010) Observations of dual slantwise circulations above a cool undercurrent in a mesoscale convective system, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 136, pp.354-373. doi: 10.1002/qj.582
  • Marsham JH; Browning KA; Nicol JC; Parker DJ; Norton EG; Blyth AM; Corsmeier U; Perry FM (2010) Multi-sensor observations of a wave beneath an impacting rear-inflow jet in an elevated mesoscale convective system, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 136, pp.1788-1812. doi: 10.1002/qj.669
  • Crosier J; Bower KN; Choularton TW; Connolly PJ; Crawford IP; Capes GL; Coe H; Dorsey JR; Williams PI; Gallagher MW; Crosier J; Dorsey JR; Williams PI; Blyth AM; Westbrook CD; Illingworth AJ; Cui ZQ; Blyth AM (2010) Observations of ice multiplication in a weakly convective cell embedded in supercooled mid-level stratus, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 10, pp.19381-19427. doi: 10.5194/acpd-10-19381-2010
  • Cui Z; Davies S; Carslaw KS; Blyth AM; Blyth AM (2010) The response of precipitation to aerosol through riming and melting in deep convective clouds, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 10, pp.29007-29050. doi: 10.5194/acpd-10-29007-2010
  • Lowenstein JH; Blyth AM; Lawson RP (2010) Early evolution of the largest-sized droplets in maritime cumulus clouds, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 136, pp.708-717. doi: 10.1002/qj.597
  • Bennett LJ; Weckwerth TM; Blyth AM; Geerts B; Miao Q; Richardson Y (2010) Observations of the evolution of the nocturnal and convective boundary layers and the structure of open-celled convection on 14 June 2002, Monthly Weather Review, 138, pp.2589-2607. doi: 10.1175/2010MWR3200.1
  • Russell A; Vaughan G; Norton EG; Ricketts HMA; Morcrette CJ; Hewison TJ; Browning KA; Blyth AM (2009) Convection forced by a descending dry layer and low-level moist convergence, TELLUS A, 61, pp.250-263. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0870.2008.00382.x
  • Peter JR; Blyth AM; Brooks B; McQuaid JB; Lingard JJN; Smith MH (2008) On the composition of Caribbean maritime aerosol particles measured during RICO, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 134, pp.1059-1063. doi: 10.1002/qj.198
  • Russell A; Vaughan G; Norton EG; Morcrette CJ; Browning KA; Blyth AM (2008) Convective inhibition beneath an upper-level PV anomaly, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 134, pp.371-383. doi: 10.1002/qj.214
  • Huang YH; Blyth AM; Brown PRA; Choularton TW; Connolly P; Gadian AM; Jones H; Latham J; Cui ZQ; Carslaw K (2008) The development of ice in a cumulus cloud over southwest England, NEW J PHYS, 10, . doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/10/10/105021
  • Bennett LJ; Blyth AM; Browning KA; Norton EG (2008) Observations of the development of convection through a series of stable layers during the Convective Storm Initiation Project, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 134, pp.2079-2091. doi: 10.1002/qj.344
  • Rauber RM; Stevens B; Ochs HT; Knight C; Albrecht BA; Blyth AM; Fairall CW; Jensen JB; Lasher-Trapp SG; Mayol-Bracero OL; Vali G; Anderson JR; Baker BA; Bandy AR; Burnet E; Brenguier JL; Brewer WA; Brown PRA; Chuang P; Cotton WR; Girolamo LD; Geerts B; Ge (2007) Rain in shallow cumulus over the ocean - The RICO campaign, B AM METEOROL SOC, 88, pp.1912-+. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-88-12-1912
  • Browning KA; Blyth AM; Clark PA; Corsmeier U; Morcrette CJ; Agnew JL; Ballard SP; Bamber D; Barthlott C; Bennett LJ; Beswick KM; Bitter M; Bozier KE; Brooks BJ; Collier CG; Davies F; Deny B; Dixon MA; Feuerle T; Forbes RM; Gaffard C; Gray MD; Hankers R; H (2007) The Convective Storm Initiation Project, B AM METEOROL SOC, 88, pp.1939-+. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-88-12-1939
  • Marsham JH; Blyth AM; Parker DJ; Morcrette CJ; Browning KA; Corsmeier U; Kalthoff N; Kohler M (2007) Variable cirrus shading during CSIP IOP 5. I: Effects on the initiation of convection, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 133, pp.1643-1660. doi: 10.1002/qj.124
  • Marsham JH; Morcrette CJ; Browning KA; Blyth AM; Parker DJ; Corsmeier U; Kalthoff N; Kohler M (2007) Variable cirrus shading during initiation of CSIP IOP 5. I: Effects on the convection, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 133, pp.1643-1660. doi: 10.1002/qj.124
  • Marsham JH; Blyth AM; Parker DJ; Beswick K; Browning KA; Corsmeier U; Kalthoff N; Khodayar S; Morcrette CJ; Norton EG (2007) Variable cirrus shading during CSIP IOP 5. II: Effects on the convective boundary layer, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 133, pp.1661-1675. doi: 10.1002/qj.146
  • Bennett LJ; Browning KA; Blyth AM; Parker DJ; Clark PA (2006) A review of the initiation of precipitating convection in the United Kingdom, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 132, pp.1001-1020. doi: 10.1256/qj.05.54
  • Peter JR; Blyth AM; Jensen JB; Thornton DC (2006) The impact of cloud processing by trade-wind cumulus on the light scattering efficiency of aerosol particles, 12th Conference on Cloud Physics, and 12th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, .
  • Bennett LJ; Browning KA; Blyth AM; Parker DJ; Clark PA (2006) Initiation of precipitating convection in the UK, Quarterly Journal of Royal Meteorological Society, 132, .
  • Morcrette CJ; Browning KA; Blyth AM; Bozier KE; Clark PA; Ladd D; Norton EG; Pavelin E (2006) Secondary initiation of multiple bands of cumulonimbus over southern Britain. I: An observational case-study, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 132, pp.1021-1051. doi: 10.1256/qj.05.151
  • Blyth AM; Lasher-Trapp SG; Cooper WA (2005) A study of thermals in cumulus clouds, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 131, pp.1171-1190. doi: 10.1256/qj.03.180
  • Lasher-Trapp SG; Cooper WA; Blyth AM (2005) Broadening of droplet size distributions from entrainment and mixing in a cumulus cloud, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 131, pp.195-220. doi: 10.1256/qj.03.199
  • Brooks BJ; Hobby M; Mobbs SD; Parker DJ; Blyth AM; Hill MK; McQuaid JB (2005) TETHERSONDE: A tethered sounding system for measuring boundary layer winds in 3 dimensions, 1st International AMMA Conference, Dakar, 2005 .
  • Latham J; Blyth AM; Christian HJ; Deierling W; Gadian AM (2004) Determination of precipitation rates and yields from lightning measurements, JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, 288, pp.13-19. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2003.11.009
  • Blyth AM; Lasher-Trapp SG; Cooper WA; Knight CA; Latham J (2003) The role of giant and ultragiant nuclei in the formation of early radar echoes in warm cumulus clouds, J ATMOS SCI, 60, pp.2557-2572.
  • Blyth AM; Christian H; Gadian AM; Latham J (2003) Derivation of Thundercloud Ice Hydrometeor Characteristics from Satellite Observations of Lightning, 12th Int Conference on Atmos Electricity, Versailles 12, pp.pp.187.
  • Phillips VTJ; Choularton TW; Blyth AM; Latham J (2002) The influence of aerosol concentrations on the glaciation and precipitation of a cumulus cloud, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 128, pp.951-971.
  • Lasher-Trapp SG; Cooper WA; Blyth AM (2002) Measurements of ultragiant aerosol particles in the atmosphere from the small cumulus microphysics study, J ATMOS OCEAN TECH, 19, pp.402-408.
  • Phillips VTJ; Blyth AM; Brown PRA; Choularton TW; Latham J (2001) The glaciation of a cumulus cloud over New Mexico, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 127, pp.1513-1534.
  • Blyth AM; Christian HJ; Driscoll K; Gadian AM; Latham J (2001) Determination of ice precipitation rates and thunderstorm anvil ice contents from satellite observations of lightning, ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, 59, pp.217-229.
  • Ovtchinnikov M; Kogan YL; Blyth AM (2000) An investigation of ice production mechanisms in small cumuli using a 3-D cloud model with explicit microphysics. Part II: Case study of New Mexico cumulus clouds, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 57, pp.3004-3020.
  • Cui Z; Carslaw KS; Blyth AM (Not yet published) The coupled effect of mid-tropospheric moisture and aerosol abundance on deep convective cloud dynamics and microphysics, Atmosphere, 2, pp.222-241.
  • Cui Z; Davies S; Carslaw K; Blyth A (Not yet published) The response of precipitation to aerosol through riming and melting in deep convective clouds, .