School of Earth and Environment

Doug Parker Professor Doug Parker

Professor of Meteorology

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 36739
Email address: d.j.parker@leeds.ac.uk
Room: 11.106

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Biography

Doug Parker joined the School in February 1997 as a lecturer. He has led and participated in several research programmes, exploring problems in regional weather and climate. He has led recent UK efforts to improve weather and climate predictions for West Africa, and played a leading role in the international "African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis" (AMMA, 2002-2020). Doug has also studied observations and theoretical models of the kinds of weather systems affecting the UK; for instance he has worked on the dynamics of intense cumulonimbus storms, making use of recent field campaigns in the UK. Since 2010 he has held the position of "Met Office Professor of Meteorology" and is responsible for the coordination of the University's formal partnership with the Met Office.

Qualifications

MA Mathematics, University of Cambridge; PhD Meteorology, University of Reading

Memberships/Fellowships

Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society; Member of the American Meteorological Society

Research Interests

  • Dynamics of weather systems, in the tropics and midlatitudes;
  • Interactions between the land surface state (e.g. vegetation cover) and the atmosphere above it;
  • Dynamics of UK weather;
  • North and West African meteorology and climate;
  • Mesoscale meteorology; Cumulonimbus storms.

My research is concerned with the physics and dynamics of weather systems, and their interaction with the regional climate system. For instance, I have studied the way in which rainfall over West Africa leads to patterns of soil moisture which then may initiate and modify subsequent rainfall events. I have also spent time studying different kinds of UK storms, looking at the role of cloud processes in the larger-scale storm dynamics. Much of my work has been conducted in collaboration with the Met Office, and has contributed to improvement in the Met Office's weather and climate forecasting systems. I am involved in the following research and educational programmes: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP) Cascade: Cloud-resolving simulations of the tropical atmosphere Convective and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS) Ewiem Nimdie - a Partnership for the development of academic programmes in Meteorology and Climate Science at KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAS)

Teaching Interests

I have taught a wide range of modules here in the School of Earth and Environment at Leeds, including modules in basic Meteorology, Climate and advanced scientific analysis of weather systems. Even when teaching the most abstract and mathematical material, it is always possible in our subject to link the theory to every-day, observable meteorology and climate. Almost everything we study can be seen out of the window. I also try to get good practical and computer-based demonstrations and exercises into my teaching. These act as a bridge between the atmosphere which we can see, but not control, and the scientific ideas describing it. I also like to bring recent research results into my teaching, often in the form of a practical example for students to work on. This kind of example really motivates students - by working on recently-published problems, they can see that they are working close to the "cutting edge" of climate science, and they can see how the basic science learnt in lectures relates to the ways in which we solve real-world problems. Teaching fieldcourses is a stimulating experience: seeing and measuring real atmospheric phenomena in the field gets the staff and students enthusiastic, and opens up lively discussions. It's usually the point where students get to learn that there are always new problems to solve in atmospheric science, and that the professors certainly don't know all the answers. I have led and taught on various field courses over the years, including our level 1 introductory work and the level 2 atmospheric science course in the Lake District. Together with Sylvester Danuor, I developed a Meteorology and Climate Science summer school in Ghana in 2008: staff and students from Africa, Europe and the USA came together for 2 weeks of lectures, fieldwork and weather forecasting. The event was a remarkable academic experience and was repeated in 2010.

Publications

  • Birch CE; Parker DJ; Marsham JH; Garcia-Carreras L; Copsey D (2014) A seamless assessment of the role of convection in the water cycle of the West African Monsoon, Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, 119, pp.2890-2912. doi: 10.1002/2013JD020887
  • Birch CE; Marsham JH; Parker DJ; Taylor CM (2014) The scale dependence and structure of convergence fields preceding the initiation of deep convection, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, . doi: 10.1002/2014GL060493
  • Marsham JH; Dixon N; Garcia-Carreras L; Lister G; Parker DJ; Knippertz P; Birch C (2013) The role of moist convection in the West African monsoon system-insights from continental-scale convection-permitting simulations, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, pp.1843-1849. doi: 10.1002/grl.50347
  • Garcia-Carreras L; Marsham JH; Parker DJ; Bain CL; Milton S; Saci A; Salah-Ferroudj M; Ouchene B; Washington R (2013) The impact of convective cold pool outflows on model biases in the Sahara, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, pp.1647-1652. doi: 10.1002/grl.50239
  • Hobby M; Gascoyne M; Marsham JH; Bart M; Allen C; Engelstaedter S; Fadel DM; Gandega A; Lane R; McQuaid JB; Ouchene B; Ouladichir A; Parker DJ; Rosenberg P; Ferroudj MS; Saci A; Seddik F; Todd M; Walker D; Washington R (2013) The Fennec Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Network: Monitoring the Saharan Climate System, JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC TECHNOLOGY, 30, pp.709-724. doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00037.1
  • Burton RR; Parker DJ; Dixon N; Devine GM; Chazette P; Flamant C; Haywood JM (2013) The harmattan over West Africa: Nocturnal structure and frontogenesis, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 139, pp.1364-1373. doi: 10.1002/qj.2036
  • Marsham JH; Brooks BJ; Hobby M; Bart M; Gascoyne M; McQuaid JB; O'Leary A; Parker DJ; Allen CJT; Engelstaedter S; Washington R; Banks JR; Cavazos-Guerra C; Todd MC; Lima AR; Martins JV; Ouchene B; Ouladichir A; Saci A; Salah-Ferroudj M (2013) Meteorology and dust in the central Sahara: Observations from Fennec supersite-1 during the June 2011 Intensive Observation Period, Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, 118, pp.4069-4089. doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50211
  • Todd MC; Cavazos-Guerra C; Wang Y; Allen CJT; Engelstaedter S; Washington R; Bart M; Garcia-Carreras L; Gascoyne M; Hobby M; Marsham JH; McQuaid JB; Parker DJ; Bechir M; Deyane S; Dieh M; Gandega A; Traore S; Bentefouet J; Clovis T; Brooks BJ; Flamant C; (2013) Meteorological and dust aerosol conditions over the western Saharan region observed at Fennec Supersite-2 during the intensive observation period in June 2011, Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, 118, pp.8426-8447. doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50470
  • Marsham JH; Hobby M; Allen CJT; Banks JR; Bart M; Brooks BJ; Cavazos-Guerra C; Engelstaedter S; Gascoyne M; Lima AR; Martins JV; McQuaid JB; O'Leary A; Ouchene B; Ouladichir A; Parker DJ; Saci A; Salah-Ferroudj M; Todd MC; Washington R (2013) Meteorology and dust in the central Sahara: Observations from Fennec supersite-1 during the June 2011 Intensive Observation Period, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 118, pp.4069-4089. doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50211
  • Taylor CM; Birch CE; Parker DJ; Dixon N; Guichard F; Nikulin G; Lister GMS (2013) Modeling soil moisture-precipitation feedback in the Sahel: Importance of spatial scale versus convective parameterization, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, pp.6213-6218. doi: 10.1002/2013GL058511
  • Birch CE; Parker DJ; O'Leary A; Marsham JH; Taylor CM; Harris P; Lister G (2012) The impact of soil moisture and convectively-generated waves on the initiation of a West African mesoscale convective system, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., submitted, .
  • Birch CE; Parker DJ; Marsham JH; Devine GM (2012) The effect of orography and surface albedo on stratification in the summertime Saharan boundary layer: Dynamics and implications for dust transport, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 117, . doi: 10.1029/2011JD015965
  • Tompkins AM; Parker DJ; Hobby M; Knippertz P; Nicklin KJ; Danour S; Amekudzi L; Bain CL; Dominguez A; Lamb PJ; Douglas MW; Fink AH; Grimes DIF; Yorke C (2012) Capacity building in meteorological education and research-lessons learned and future prospects, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93, pp.595-601. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00098.1
  • Berkes F; Knippertz P; Parker DJ; Jeans G; Quiniou-Ramus V (2012) Convective Squalls over the Eastern Equatorial Atlantic, WEATHER AND FORECASTING, 27, pp.770-783. doi: 10.1175/WAF-D-11-00086.1
  • Dixon NS; Parker DJ; Garcia-Carreras L; Taylor CM; Harris PP; Marsham JH; Polcher J; Woolley A (2012) The effect of background wind on mesoscale circulations above variable soil moisture in the Sahel, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, . doi: 10.1002/qj.2012
  • Burton RR; Parker DJ; Dixon N; Devine GM; Chazette P; Flamant C; Haywood JM (2012) The Harmattan over West Africa: Nocturnal structure and frontogenesis, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, . doi: 10.1002/qj.2036
  • Wang C; Tian WS; Parker DJ; Marsham JH; Guo ZH (2011) Properties of a simulated convective boundary layer over inhomogeneous vegetation, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 137, pp.99-117. doi: 10.1002/qj.724
  • Crumeyrolle S; Tulet P; Gomes L; Garcia-Carreras L; Flamant C; Parker DJ; Matsuki A; Formenti P; Schwarzenboeck A (2011) Transport of dust particles from the Bodele region to the monsoon layer - AMMA case study of the 9-14 June 2006 period, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 11, pp.479-494. doi: 10.5194/acp-11-479-2011
  • Polcher J; Parker DJ; Gaye A; Diedhiou A; Eymard L; Fierli F; Genesio L; Holler H; Janicot S; Lafore JP; Karambiri H; Lebel T; Redelsperger JL; Reeves CE; Ruti P; Sandholt I; Thorncroft C (2011) AMMA's contribution to the evolution of prediction and decision-making systems for West Africa, ATMOS SCI LETT, 12, pp.2-6. doi: 10.1002/asl.320
  • Lafore JP; Flamant C; Guichard F; Parker DJ; Bouniol D; Fink AH; Giraud V; Gosset M; Hall N; Holler H; Jones SC; Protat A; Roca R; Roux F; Said F; Thorncroft C (2011) Progress in understanding of weather systems in West Africa, ATMOS SCI LETT, 12, pp.7-12. doi: 10.1002/asl.335
  • Taylor CM; Parker DJ; Kalthoff N; Gaertner MA; Philippon N; Bastin S; Harris PP; Boone A; Guichard F; Agusti-Panareda A; Baldi M; Cerlini P; Descroix L; Douville H; Flamant C; Grandpeix JY; Polcher J (2011) New perspectives on land-atmosphere feedbacks from the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis, ATMOS SCI LETT, 12, pp.38-44. doi: 10.1002/asl.336
  • Lebel T; Parker DJ; Flamant C; Holler H; Polcher J; Redelsperger JL; Thorncroft C; Bock O; Bourles B; Galle S; Marticorena B; Mougin E; Peugeot C; Cappelaere B; Descroix L; Diedhiou A; Gaye A; Lafore JP (2011) The AMMA field campaigns: accomplishments and lessons learned, ATMOS SCI LETT, 12, pp.123-128. doi: 10.1002/asl.323
  • Fink AH; Agusti-Panareda A; Parker DJ; Lafore JP; Ngamini JB; Afiesimama E; Beljaars A; Bock O; Christoph M; Dide F; Faccani C; Fourrie N; Karbou F; Polcher J; Mumba Z; Nuret M; Pohle S; Rabier F; Tompkins AM; Wilson G (2011) Operational meteorology in West Africa: observational networks, weather analysis and forecasting, ATMOS SCI LETT, 12, pp.135-141. doi: 10.1002/asl.324
  • Danuor S; Gaye A; Yacouba H; Mariko A; Bouzou MI; Maiga M; Da D; Ginoux K; Parker DJ; Polcher J; Laval K; Diallo D; Bourles B (2011) Education in meteorology and climate sciences in West Africa, ATMOS SCI LETT, 12, pp.155-159. doi: 10.1002/asl.326
  • Garcia-Carreras L; Parker DJ; Marsham JH (2011) What is the Mechanism for the Modification of Convective Cloud Distributions by Land Surface-Induced Flows?, J ATMOS SCI, 68, pp.619-634. doi: 10.1175/2010JAS3604.1
  • Bain CL; Parker DJ; Dixon N; Fink AH; Taylor CM; Brooks B; Milton SF (2011) Anatomy of an observed African easterly wave in July 2006, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 137, pp.923-933. doi: 10.1002/qj.812
  • Marsham JH; Knippertz P; Dixon NS; Parker DJ; Lister GMS (2011) The importance of the representation of deep convection for modeled dust-generating winds over West Africa during summer, GEOPHYS RES LETT, 38, . doi: 10.1029/2011GL048368
  • Garcia-Carreras L; Parker DJ (2011) How does local tropical deforestation affect rainfall?, GEOPHYS RES LETT, 38, . doi: 10.1029/2011GL049099
  • Stein THM; Parker DJ; Delanoe J; Dixon NS; Hogan RJ; Knippertz P; Maidment RI; Marsham JH (2011) The vertical cloud structure of the West African monsoon: A 4 year climatology using CloudSat and CALIPSO, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 116, . doi: 10.1029/2011JD016029
  • Huang Q; Marsham JH; Parker DJ; Tian WS; Grams CM (2010) Simulations of the effects of surface heat flux anomalies on stratification, convective growth, and vertical transport within the Saharan boundary layer, J GEOPHYS RES-ATMOS, 115, . doi: 10.1029/2009JD012689
  • Cairo F; Pommereau JP; Law KS; Schlager H; Garnier A; Fierli F; Ern M; Streibel M; Arabas S; Borrmann S; Berthelier JJ; Blom C; Christensen T; D'Amato F; Di Donfrancesco G; Deshler T; Diedhiou A; Durry G; Engelsen O; Goutail F; Harris NRP; Kerstel ERT; Kh (2010) An introduction to the SCOUT-AMMA stratospheric aircraft, balloons and sondes campaign in West Africa, August 2006: rationale and roadmap, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 10, pp.2237-2256.
  • Abdou K; Parker DJ; Brooks B; Kalthoff N; Lebel T (2010) The diurnal cycle of lower boundary-layer wind in the West African monsoon, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 136, pp.66-76. doi: 10.1002/qj.536
  • Bain CL; Parker DJ; Taylor CM; Kergoat L; Guichard F (2010) Observations of the Nocturnal Boundary Layer Associated with the West African Monsoon, MON WEATHER REV, 138, pp.3142-3156. doi: 10.1175/2010MWR3287.1
  • Reeves CE; Formenti P; Afif C; Ancellet G; Attie JL; Bechara J; Borbon A; Cairo F; Coe H; Crumeyrolle S; Fierli F; Flamant C; Gomes L; Hamburger T; Jambert C; Law KS; Mari C; Jones RL; Matsuki A; Mead MI; Methven J; Mills GP; Minikin A; Murphy JG; Nielsen (2010) Chemical and aerosol characterisation of the troposphere over West Africa during the monsoon period as part of AMMA, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 10, pp.7575-7601. doi: 10.5194/acp-10-7575-2010
  • Ferreira J; Reeves CE; Murphy JG; Garcia-Carreras L; Parker DJ; Oram DE (2010) Isoprene emissions modelling for West Africa: MEGAN model evaluation and sensitivity analysis, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 10, pp.8453-8467. doi: 10.5194/acp-10-8453-2010
  • Knippertz P; Chagnon JM; Foster A; Lathouwers L; Marsham JH; Methven J; Parker DJ (2010) Research flight observations of a prefrontal gravity wave near the southwestern UK, WEATHER, 65, pp.293-297. doi: 10.1002/wea.632
  • 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
  • Garcia-Carreras L; Parker DJ; Taylor CM; Reeves CE; Murphy JG (2010) Impact of mesoscale vegetation heterogeneities on the dynamical and thermodynamic properties of the planetary boundary layer, J GEOPHYS RES-ATMOS, 115, . doi: 10.1029/2009JD012811
  • Lavaysse C; Flamant C; Janicot S; Parker DJ; Lafore JP; Sultan B; Pelon J (2009) Seasonal evolution of the West African heat low: a climatological perspective, CLIM DYNAM, 33, pp.313-330. doi: 10.1007/s00382-009-0553-4
  • Flamant C; Knippertz P; Parker DJ; Chaboureau JP; Lavaysse C; Agusti-Panareda A; Kergoat L (2009) The impact of a mesoscale convective system cold pool on the northward propagation of the intertropical discontinuity over West Africa, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 135, pp.139-159. doi: 10.1002/qj.357
  • Cui XF; Parker DJ; Morse AP (2009) The Drying Out of Soil Moisture following Rainfall in a Numerical Weather Prediction Model and Implications for Malaria Prediction in West Africa, WEATHER FORECAST, 24, pp.1549-1557. doi: 10.1175/2009WAF2222240.1
  • Hopkins JR; Evans MJ; Lee JD; Lewis AC; Marsham JH; McQuaid JB; Parker DJ; Stewart DJ; Reeves CE; Purvis RM (2009) Direct estimates of emissions from the megacity of Lagos, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 9, pp.8471-8477.
  • Agusti-Panareda A; Vasiljevic D; Bejaars A; Bock O; Guichard F; Nuret M; Mendez AG; Andersson E; Bechtold P; Fink A; Hersbach H; Lafore JP; Ngamini JB; Parker DJ; Redelsperger JL; Tompkins AM (2009) Radiosonde humidity bias correction over the West African region for the special AMMA reanalysis at ECMWF, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 135, pp.595-617. doi: 10.1002/qj.396
  • Messager C; Parker D; Reitebuch O; Agusti-Panareda A; Taylor C; Cuesta J (2009) Structure and dynamics of the Saharan atmospheric boundary layer during the West African monsoon onset: observations and analyses from the research flights of 14 and 17 July 2006, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, . doi: 10.1002/qj.469
  • Lebel T; Parker D; Flamant C; Bourlès B; Marticorena B; Mougin E; Peugeot C; Diedhiou A; Haywood J; Ngamini J; Polcher J; Redelsperger J-L; Thorncroft C (2009) The AMMA field campaigns: multiscale and multidisciplinary observations in the West African region, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, . doi: 10.1002/qj.486
  • Huang Q; Marsham JH; Parker DJ; Tian WS; Weckwerth T (2009) A Comparison of Roll and Nonroll Convection and the Subsequent Deepening Moist Convection: An LEM Case Study Based on SCMS Data, MON WEATHER REV, 137, pp.350-365. doi: 10.1175/2008MWR2450.1
  • Taylor C; Harris P; Parker D (2009) Impact of soil moisture on the development of a Sahelian mesoscale convective system: a case-study from the AMMA Special Observing Period, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, . doi: 10.1002/qj.465
  • Grams C; Jones S; Marsham J; Parker D; Haywood J; Heuveline V (2009) The Atlantic inflow to the Saharan heat low: observations and modelling, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, . doi: 10.1002/qj.429
  • Parker DJ (2008) A simple model of coupled synoptic waves in the land surface and atmosphere of the northern Sahel, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 134, pp.2173-2184. doi: 10.1002/qj.343
  • Parker DJ; Fink A; Janicot S; Ngamini JB; Douglas M; Afiesimama E; Agusti-Panareda A; Beljaars A; Dide F; Diedhiou A; Lebel T; Polcher J; Redelsperger JL; Thorncroft C; Wilson GA (2008) THE AMMA RADIOSONDE PROGRAM AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF ATMOSPHERIC MONITORING OVER AFRICA, B AM METEOROL SOC, 89, pp.1015-1027. doi: 10.1175/2008BAMS2436.1
  • Marsham JH; Parker DJ; Grams CM; Johnson BT; Grey WMF; Ross AN (2008) Observations of mesoscale and boundary-layer scale circulations affecting dust transport and uplift over the Sahara, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 8, pp.6979-6993.
  • Marsham JH; Parker DJ; Grams CM; Taylor CM; Haywood JM (2008) Uplift of Saharan dust south of the intertropical discontinuity, J GEOPHYS RES-ATMOS, 113, . doi: 10.1029/2008JD009844
  • Haywood JM; Pelon J; Formenti P; Bharmal N; Brooks M; Capes G; Chazette P; Chou C; Christopher S; Coe H; Cuesta J; Derimian Y; Desboeufs K; Greed G; Harrison M; Heese B; Highwood EJ; Johnson B; Mallet M; Marticorena B; Marsham J; Milton S; Myhre G; Osborn (2008) Overview of the Dust and Biomass-burning Experiment and African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis Special Observing Period-0, J GEOPHYS RES-ATMOS, 113, . doi: 10.1029/2008JD010077
  • 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
  • Parker DJ (2007) And then came the rain, Planet Earth, Spring, .
  • Parker DJ; Lebel T; Bourles B (2007) Overview of the AMMA observing campaigns, Clivar Exchanges, 41, pp.4-6.
  • Redelsperger J-L; Thorncroft CD; Diedhiou A; Lebel T; Parker DJ; Polcher J (2007) African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis: An International Research Project and Multi-Year Field Campaign, CLIVAR Exchanges, 41, pp.2-3.
  • 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
  • Flamant C; Chaboureau JP; Parker DJ; Taylor CA; Cammas JP; Bock O; Timouk F; Pelon J (2007) Airborne observations of the impact of a convective system on the planetary boundary layer thermodynamics and aerosol distribution in the inter-tropical discontinuity region of the West African Monsoon, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 133, pp.1175-1189. doi: 10.1002/qj.97
  • Taylor CM; Parker DJ; Harris PP (2007) An observational case study of mesoscale atmospheric circulations induced by soil moisture, GEOPHYS RES LETT, 34, . doi: 10.1029/2007GL030572
  • 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
  • Redelsperger JL; Thorncroft CD; Diedhiou A; Lebel T; Parker DJ; Polcher J (2006) African monsoon multidisciplinary analysis - An international research project and field campaign, B AM METEOROL SOC, 87, pp.1739-+. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-87-12-1739
  • Marsham JH; Parker DJ (2006) Secondary initiation of multiple bands of cumulonimbus over southern Britain. II: Dynamics of secondary initiation, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 132, pp.1053-1072. doi: 10.1256/qj.05.152
  • Devine GM; Carslaw KS; Parker DJ; Petch JC (2006) The influence of subgrid surface-layer variability on vertical transport of a chemical species in a convective environment, GEOPHYS RES LETT, 33, . doi: 10.1029/2006GL025986
  • Tompkins AM; Diongue-Niang A; Parker DJ; Thorncroft CD (2005) The African easterly jet in the ECMWF Integrated Forecast System: 4D-Var analysis, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 131, pp.2861-2885. doi: 10.1256/qj.04.136
  • Taylor CM; Parker DJ; Lloyd CR; Thorncroft CD (2005) Observations of synoptic-scale land surface variability and its coupling with the atmosphere, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 131, pp.913-937. doi: 10.1256/qj.04.119
  • Parker DJ; Thorncroft CD; Burton RR; Diongue-Niang A (2005) Analysis of the African easterly jet, using aircraft observations from the JET2000 experiment, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 131, pp.1461-1482. doi: 10.1256/qj.03.189
  • 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 .
  • Parker DJ; Burton RR; Diongue-Niang A; Ellis RJ; Felton M; Taylor CM; Thorncroft CD; Bessemoulin P; Tompkins AM (2005) The diurnal cycle of the West African monsoon circulation, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 131, pp.2839-2860. doi: 10.1256/qj.04.52
  • Tian WS; Parker DJ; Mobbs S; Hill M; Kilburn CAD; Ladd D (2004) Observing coherent boundary layer motions using remote sensing and surface pressure measurement, J ATMOS OCEAN TECH, 21, pp.1481-1490.
  • Ross AN; Tompkins AM; Parker DJ (2004) Simple models of the role of surface fluxes in convective cold pool evolution, J ATMOS SCI, 61, pp.1582-1595.
  • Taylor CM; Ellis RJ; Parker DJ; Burton RR; Thorncroft CD (2003) Linking boundary-layer variability with convection: A case-study from JET2000, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 129, pp.2233-2253. doi: 10.1256/qj.02.134
  • Tian WS; Parker DJ; Kilburn CAD (2003) Observations and numerical simulation of atmospheric cellular convection over mesoscale topography, MON WEATHER REV, 131, pp.222-235.
  • Parker DJ (2003) Synoptic-scale meterology, In: Hewitt CN; Jackson AV (Ed) Handbook of Atmospheric Science, Blackwell.
  • Tian WS; Parker DJ (2003) A Modeling study and scaling analysis of orographic effects on boundary layer shallow convection, J ATMOS SCI, 60, pp.1981-1991.
  • Thorncroft CD; Parker DJ; Burton RR; Diop M; Ayers JH; Barjat H; Devereau S; Diongue A; Dumelow R; Kindred DR; Price NM; Saloum M; Tayor CM; Tompkins AM (2003) The JET2000 project - Aircraft observations of the African easterly jet and African easterly waves, B AM METEOROL SOC, 84, pp.337-351. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-84-3-337
  • Vosper SB; Parker DJ (2002) Some perspectives on wave clouds, Weather, 57, pp.3-8.
  • Tian WS; Parker DJ (2002) Two-dimensional simulation of orographic effects on mesoscale boundary-layer convection, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 128, pp.1929-1952.
  • Parker DJ (2002) Mesoscale meterology, In: Holton J; Pyle J; Curry J (Ed) Encyclopedia of atmospheric sciences, Academic Press.
  • Parker DJ; Burton RR (2002) The two-dimensional response of a tropical jet to propagating lines of convection, J ATMOS SCI, 59, pp.1263-1273.
  • Parker DJ (2002) The response of CAPE and CIN to tropospheric thermal variations, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 128, pp.119-130.
  • Yin Y; Carslaw KS; Parker DJ (2002) Redistribution of trace gases by convective clouds - mixed-phase processes, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 2, pp.293-306.
  • Yin Y; Parker DJ; Carslaw KS (2001) Simulation of trace gas redistribution by convective clouds - Liquid phase processes, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 1, pp.19-36.
  • Parker DJ (2000) Frontal theory, Weather, 55, pp.120-134.
  • Parker DJ (1999) Passage of a tracer through frontal zones: A model for the formation of forward-sloping cold fronts, Quarterly Journal of Royal Meteorological Society, 124, pp.1785-1800. doi: 10.1002/qj.49712555715
  • Parker DJ (1998) Secondary frontal waves in the North Atlantic region: a dynamical perspective of current ideas, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 124, pp.829-856. doi: 10.1002/qj.49712454709
  • Parker DJ (1998) Barotropic instability in frontolytic strain, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 124, pp.1617-1632. doi: 10.1002/qj.49712454913
  • Parker DJ (1998) The dependence of cold pool depth on source conditions, Mon. Wea. Rev., 126, pp.516-520. doi: 10.1175/1520-0493(1998)126<0516:TDOCPD>2.0.CO;2
  • Parker DJ (1996) Cold pools in shear, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 122, pp.1655-1674.
  • Parker DJ; Thorpe AJ (1995) Conditional convective heating in a baroclinic atmosphere: a model of convective frontogenesis, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 52, pp.1699-1711.
  • Parker DJ; Thorpe AJ (1995) The role of snow sublimation in frontogenesis, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 121, pp.763-782.
  • Parker DJ (1993) A parcel theory approach to beta-plane inertial stability, Dyn. Atmos. Oceans, 17, pp.225-241. doi: 10.1016/0377-0265(93)90022-Y
  • Marsham JH; Knippertz P; Dixon N; Parker DJ; Lister GMS (Not yet published) The importance of deep convection for summertime dust uplift over West Africa, Geophysical Research Letter, .
  • Birch CE; Parker DJ; O'Leary A; Marsham JH; Taylor CM; Harris P; Lister G (Not yet published) The impact of soil moisture and convectively-generated waves on the initiation of a West African mesoscale convective system, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., submitted, .
  • Rosenberg PD; Parker DJ; Ryder CL; Marsham JH; Garcia-Carreras L; Dorsey JR; Brooks IM; Dean AR; Crosier J; McQuaid JB; Washington R (Not yet published) Quantifying particle size and turbulent scale dependence of dust flux in the Sahara using aircraft measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research, .
  • Marsham J; Cuesta J; Parker DJ; Flamant C (Not yet published) Dynamical mechanisms controlling the vertical redistribution of dust and the thermodynamic structure of the West Saharan Atmospheric Boundary Layer during Summer, Atmospheric Science Letters, 10, pp.34-42. doi: 10.1002/asl.207