School of Earth and Environment

Alan Gadian Dr Alan Gadian

NCAS Senior Research Lecturer

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 37246.
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Room: 11.110

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

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  • Burton RR; Dudhia J; Gadian AM; Mobbs SD (2017) The use of a numerical weather prediction model to simulate the release of a dense gas with an application to the Lake Nyos disaster of 1986, Meteorological Applications, 24, pp.43-51. doi: 10.1002/met.1603
  • King JC; Gadian A; Kirchgaessner A; Kuipers Munneke P; Lachlan-Cope TA; Orr A; Reijmer C; Van Den Broeke MR; Van Wessem JM; Weeks M (2015) Validation of the summertime surface energy budget of Larsen C Ice Shelf (Antarctica) as represented in three high-resolution atmospheric models, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 120, pp.1335-1347. doi: 10.1002/2014JD022604
  • Latham J; Gadian A; Fournier J; Parkes B; Wadhams P; Chen J (2014) Marine cloud brightening: regional applications, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 372, . doi: 10.1098/rsta.2014.0053
  • Cui Z; Gadian A; Blyth A; Crosier J; Crawford I (2014) Observations of the variation in aerosol and cloud microphysics along the 20°s transect on 13 november 2008 during VOCALS-REx, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 71, pp.2927-2943. doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-13-0245.1
  • Neukermans A; Cooper G; Foster J; Galbraith L; Jain S; Ormond B; Gadian A; Latham J (2014) Sub-micrometer salt aerosol production intended for marine cloud brightening, Atmospheric Research, 142, pp.158-170. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.10.025
  • Andrejczuk M; Gadian A; Blyth A (2014) Numerical simulations of stratocumulus cloud response to aerosol perturbation, Atmospheric Research, 140-141, pp.76-84. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2014.01.006
  • Good B; Gadian A; Lock S-J; Ross A (2014) Performance of the cut-cell method of representing orography in idealized simulations, Atmospheric Science Letters, 15, pp.44-49. doi: 10.1002/asl2.465
  • Latham J; Kleypas J; Hauser R; Parkes B; Gadian A (2013) Can marine cloud brightening reduce coral bleaching?, Atmospheric Science Letters, 14, pp.214-219. doi: 10.1002/asl2.442
  • 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
  • Latham J; Gadian A (2012) Brighter future, New Scientist, 216, pp.31. doi: 10.1016/S0262-4079(12)62640-2
  • Latham J; Parkes B; Gadian A; Salter S (2012) Weakening of hurricanes via marine cloud brightening (MCB), Atmospheric Science Letters, 13, pp.231-237. doi: 10.1002/asl.402
  • Latham J; Bower K; Choularton T; Coe H; Connolly P; Cooper G; Craft T; Foster J; Gadian A; Galbraith L; Iacovides H; Johnston D; Launder B; Leslie B; Meyer J; Neukermans A; Ormond B; Parkes B; Rasch P; Rush J; Salter S; Stevenson T; Wang H; Wang Q; Wood R (2012) Marine cloud brightening, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 370, pp.4217-4262. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2012.0086
  • Parkes B; Gadian A; Latham J (2012) The effects of Marine Cloud Brightening on Seasonal Polar Temperatures and the Meridional Heat Flux., ISRN Geophysics, 2012, . doi: 10.5402/2012/142872
  • Lock SJ; Bitzer H-W; Coals A; Gadian A; Mobbs S (2012) Demonstration of a cut-cell representation of 3D orography for studies of atmospheric flows over very steep hills, Monthly Weather Review, 140, pp.411-424. doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-11-00069.1
  • Andrejczuk M; Grabowski WW; Gadian A; Burton R (2012) Limited-are a modelling of stratocumulus over South-Eastern Pacific, ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 12, pp.3511-3526. doi: 10.5194/acp-12-3511-2012
  • Parkes B; Gadian AM; Latham J (2012) The effects of Marine Cloud Brightening on Seasonal Polar Temperatures and the Meridianal Heat Flux, ISRN Geophysics, 2012, . doi: 10.5402/2012/142872
  • Gadian A (2011) Geoengineering, ATMOS SCI LETT, 12, pp.161-161. doi: 10.1002/asl.344
  • 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
  • Barthlott C; Burton R; Kirshbaum D; Hanley K; Richard E; Chaboureau JP; Trentmann J; Kern B; Bauer HS; Schwitalla T; Keil C; Seity Y; Gadian A; Blyth A; Mobbs S; Flamant C; Handwerker J (2011) Initiation of deep convection at marginal instability in an ensemble of mesoscalemodels: a case-study from COPS, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 137, pp.118-136. doi: 10.1002/qj.707
  • 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
  • Andrejczuk M; Gadian A; Burton R; Grabowski WW (2011) Limited-area modelling of stratocumulus over South-Eastern Pacific, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 11, pp.25517-25556. doi: 10.5194/acpd-11-25517-2011
  • Andrejczuk M; Grabowski WW; Reisner J; Gadian A (2010) Cloud-aerosol interactions for boundary layer stratocumulus in the Lagrangian Cloud Model, J GEOPHYS RES-ATMOS, 115, . doi: 10.1029/2010JD014248
  • Andrejczuk M; Grabowski WW; Reisner J; Gadian A (2010) Cloud-aerosol interactions for boundary layer stratocumulus in the Lagrangian Cloud Model, Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, 115, .
  • Callaghan S; Pepler S; Hewer F; Hardaker P; Gadian A (2009) How to publish data using Overlay Journals: The OJIMS Project, Ariadne, .
  • Gadian A (2009) NCAS conference, 2008, in memory of the late Professor Anthony Slingo, ATMOS SCI LETT, 10, pp.145-145. doi: 10.1002/asl.240
  • Callaghan S; Hewer F; Pepler S; Hardaker P; Gadian A (2009) Overlay journals and data publishing in the meteorological sciences, Ariadne, .
  • Gadian A; Blyth A; Latham J; Salter S; Stevens L (2009) Whitening the clouds, Planet Earth, pp.9-11.
  • Latham J; Rasch P; Chen CC; Kettles L; Gadian A; Gettelman A; Morrison H; Bower K; Choularton T (2008) Global temperature stabilization via controlled albedo enhancement of low-level maritime clouds, PHILOS T R SOC A, 366, pp.3969-3987. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2008.0137
  • 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
  • Younger PM; Gadian AM; Wang CG; Freer JE; Beven KJ (2008) The usability of 250 m resolution data from the UK Meteorological Office Unified Model as input data for a hydrological model, METEOROL APPL, 15, pp.207-217. doi: 10.1002/met.46
  • Gadian A (2006) Untitled, ATMOS SCI LETT, 7, pp.35-35. doi: 10.1002/asl.130
  • Gadian A (2006) Editorial, Atmospheric Science Letters, 7, pp.35. doi: 10.1002/asl.130
  • Al-Maskari JS; Gadian AM (2005) Comparison of four non-hydrostatic models for flow over the Isle of Arran, Atmospheric Science Letters, 6, pp.152-159. doi: 10.1002/asl.109
  • Mobbs SD; Vosper SB; Sheridan PF; Cardoso R; Burton RR; Arnold SJ; Hill MK; Horlacher V; Gadian AM (2005) Observations of downslope winds and rotors in the Falkland Islands, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 131, pp.329-351. doi: 10.1256/qj.04.51
  • Gadian A; Dewsbury J; Featherstone F; Levermore J; Morris K; Sanders C (2004) Directional persistence of low wind speed observations, J WIND ENG IND AEROD, 92, pp.1061-1074. doi: 10.1016/j.jweia.2004.05.007
  • 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
  • Gallagher MW; Coe H; Beswick K; Roscoe H; Gadian AM (2003) NERC URGENT Final report, GST 0022444, Sources and Sinks of Urban Aerosols (SASUA), .
  • Thielen J; Gadian A; Vosper S; Mobbs S (2002) Airflow modelling studies over the Isle of Arran, Scotland, WIND AND STRUCTURES, 5, pp.115-126.
  • Levermore G; Sanders C; Dewsbury J; Gadian A; Laycock P; Bobruk J (2001) Inaccuracies in standard meteorological low-speed wind data, ASHRAE Transactions, 107 PART 2, pp.429-433.
  • 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.
  • Miller K; Gadian A; Saunders C; Latham J; Christian H (2001) Modelling and observations of thundercloud electrification and lightning, ATMOS RES, 58, pp.89-115.
  • Levermore G; Sanders C; Dewsbury J; Gadian AM; Laycock P (2001) Inaccuracies in standard meteorological low-wind speed data, ASHRAE transactions, 107, pp.29-43.
  • Parsons AJ; Gadian AM (2000) Uncertainty in modelling the detachment of soil by rainfall, EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS, 25, pp.723-728.
  • Thielen J; Wobrock W; Gadian A; Mestayer PG; Creutin JD (2000) The possible influence of urban surfaces on rainfall development: a sensitivity study in 2D in the meso-gamma-scale, ATMOS RES, 54, pp.15-39.
  • Shutts GJ; Gadian A (1999) Numerical simulations of orographic gravity waves in flows which back with height, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 125, pp.2743-2765.
  • Baker MB; Blyth AM; Christian HJ; Latham J; Miller KL; Gadian AM (1999) Relationships between lightning activity and various thundercloud parameters: satellite and modelling studies, ATMOS RES, 51, pp.221-236.
  • Thielen J; Gadian A (1997) Influence of topography and urban heat island effects on the outbreak of convective storms under unstable meteorological conditions: A numerical study, Meteorological Applications, 4, pp.139-149.
  • Thielen J; Gadian A (1996) Influence of different wind directions in relation to topography on the outbreak of convection in Northern England, Annales Geophysicae, 14, pp.1078-1087.
  • McCue J; Dormand JR; Gadian AM (1992) Estimates of Venusian atmospheric torque, Earth, Moon and Planets, 57, pp.1-11. doi: 10.1007/BF00115411
  • Gadian AM (1991) Lagrangian Modelling of an Atmospheric Plume and an Analysis of the Comparative Advantages of Lagrangian and Eulerian Methods, In: Farmer D (Ed) Computer modelling in the environmental sciences based on the proceedings of a conference organized by the National Environment Research Council in association with the Environmental Mathematics Group, Oxford University Press, USA, pp.255-273.
  • Gadian AM; Dormand J; Green JSA (1989) Smooth-particle hydrodynamics as applied to 2-D plume convection, Atmospheric Research, 24, pp.287-304. doi: 10.1016/0169-8095(89)90050-1
  • Horgan MJ; Davies DR; Gadian AM (1984) Variable depth oceanic mixed layer interaction in a general circulation model., New perspectives in climate modelling. Conference papers, pp.249-268.
  • McCue J; Gadian AM (1984) A TEPHIGRAM FOR VENUS, Weather, 39, pp.339-343. doi: 10.1002/j.1477-8696.1984.tb06735.x
  • Gadian AM; Green JSA (1983) A theoretical study of small amplitude waves in the Martian lower atmosphere and a comparison made with those on earth, Annales Geophysicae, 1, pp.239-244.
  • Gadian AM; Davies DR (1981) A MATHEMATICAL CLIMATE STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF DUST FROM THE MOUNT ST. HELENS VOLCANO ERUPTION, Weather, 36, pp.136-138. doi: 10.1002/j.1477-8696.1981.tb05378.x
  • White AA; Gadian AM (1979) Baroclinic instability governed by the modified quasi‐geostrophic equations, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 105, pp.759-766. doi: 10.1002/qj.49710544602
  • Gadian AM (1978) The dynamics of and the heat transfer by baroclinic eddies and large-scale stationary topographically forced long waves in the Martian atmosphere, Icarus, 33, pp.454-465. doi: 10.1016/0019-1035(78)90184-7
  • Gadian AM (1978) A TEPHIGRAM FOR MARS, Weather, 33, pp.131-140. doi: 10.1002/j.1477-8696.1978.tb04655.x
  • gadian AM (1936) Atmospheric Science Letters (Editorship), Atmospheric Science Letters, .