School of Earth and Environment

Doug Parker Professor Doug Parker

Joint Met Office Professor of Meteorology; Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award holder

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 36739
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Room: 11.106

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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.


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


  • 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 regional climate systems. 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 have been involved in the a number of research and educational programmes including: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA); Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP); Cascade Cloud-resolving simulations of the tropical atmosphere; 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.

Support duties


  • Richardson TB; Forster PM; Andrews T; Parker DJ (2016) Understanding the rapid precipitation response to CO2 and aerosol forcing on a regional scale, Journal of Climate, 29, pp.583-594. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0174.1
  • Bekaert DPS; Walters RJ; Wright TJ; Hooper AJ; Parker DJ (2015) Statistical comparison of InSAR tropospheric correction techniques, Remote Sensing of Environment, 170, pp.40-47. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.08.035
  • Stein THM; Parker DJ; Hogan RJ; Birch CE; Holloway CE; Lister GMS; Marsham JH; Woolnough SJ (2015) The representation of the West African monsoon vertical cloud structure in the Met Office Unified Model: An evaluation with CloudSat, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 141, pp.3312-3324. doi: 10.1002/qj.2614
  • Ryder CL; McQuaid JB; Flamant C; Rosenberg PD; Washington R; Brindley HE; Highwood EJ; Marsham JH; Parker DJ; Todd MC; Banks JR; Brooke JK; Engelstaedter S; Estelles V; Formenti P; Garcia-Carreras L; Kocha C; Marenco F; Sodemann H; Allen CJT; Bourdon A; Bart M; Cavazos-Guerra C; Chevaillier S; Crosier J; Darbyshire E; Dean AR; Dorsey JR; Kent J; O'Sullivan D; Schepanski K; Szpek K; Trembath J; Woolley A (2015) Advances in understanding mineral dust and boundary layer processes over the Sahara from Fennec aircraft observations, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, pp.8479-8520. doi: 10.5194/acp-15-8479-2015
  • Engelstaedter S; Washington R; Flamant C; Parker DJ; Allen CJT; Todd MC (2015) The Saharan heat low and moisture transport pathways in the central Sahara-Multiaircraft observations and Africa-LAM evaluation, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, . doi: 10.1002/2015JD023123
  • Garcia-Carreras L; Parker DJ; Marsham JH; Rosenberg PD; Brooks IM; Lock AP; Marenco F; Mcquaid JB; Hobby M (2015) The turbulent structure and diurnal growth of the Saharan atmospheric boundary layer, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72, pp.693-713. doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-13-0384.1
  • Garcia-Carreras L; Challinor AJ; Parkes BJ; Birch CE; Nicklin KJ; Parker DJ (2015) The impact of parameterized convection on the simulation of crop processes, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 54, pp.1283-1296. doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0226.1
  • Vaughan G; Methven J; Anderson D; Antonescu B; Baker L; Baker TP; Ballard SP; Bower KN; Brown PRA; Chagnon J; Choularton TW; Chylik J; Connolly PJ; Cook PA; Cotton RJ; Crosier J; Dearden C; Dorsey JR; Frame THA; Gallagher MW; Goodliff M; Gray SL; Harvey BJ; Knippertz P; Lean HW; Li D; Lloyd G; Martínez-Alvarado O; Nicol J; Norris J; Öström E; Owen J; Parker DJ; Plant RS; Renfrew IA; Roberts NM; Rosenberg P; Rudd AC; Schultz DM; Taylor JP; Trzeciak T; Tubbs R; Vance AK; Van Leeuwen PJ; Wellpott A; Woolley A (2015) Cloud banding and winds in intense European cyclones: Results from the DIAMET project, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96, pp.249-265. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00238.1
  • Engelstaedter S; Washington R; Flamant C; Parker DJ; Allen CJT; Todd MC (2015) The Saharan heat low and moisture transport pathways in the central Sahara - Multiaircraft observations and Africa-LAM evaluation, Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres, 120, pp.4417-4442. doi: 10.1002/2015JD023123
  • Fitzpatrick RGJ; Bain CL; Knippertz P; Marsham JH; Parker DJ (2015) The West African monsoon onset: A concise comparison of definitions, Journal of Climate, 28, pp.8673-8694. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0265.1
  • Clark MR; Parker DJ (2014) On the mesoscale structure of surface wind and pressure fields near tornadic and nontornadic cold fronts, Monthly Weather Review, 142, pp.3560-3585. doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-13-00395.1
  • Parker DJ (2014) Mesoscale meteorology, Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences 2nd Edition, Volume 3, 3, Elsevier Ltd, pp.316-322. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-382225-3.00478-3
  • 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, pp.4769-4776. doi: 10.1002/2014GL060493
  • Rosenberg PD; Parker DJ; Ryder CL; Marsham JH; Garcia-Carreras L; Dorsey JR; Brooks IM; Dean AR; Crosier J; McQuaid JB; Washington R (2014) Quantifying particle size and turbulent scale dependence of dust flux in the Sahara using aircraft measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, pp.7577-7598. doi: 10.1002/2013JD021255
  • Birch CE; Parker DJ; Marsham JH; Copsey D; Garcia-Carreras L (2014) A seamless assessment of the role of convection in the water cycle of the West African Monsoon, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 119, pp.2890-2912. doi: 10.1002/2013JD020887
  • Holloway CE; Petch JC; Beare RJ; Bechtold P; Craig GC; Derbyshire SH; Donner LJ; Field PR; Gray SL; Marsham JH; Parker DJ; Plant RS; Roberts NM; Schultz DM; Stirling AJ; Woolnough SJ (2014) Understanding and representing atmospheric convection across scales: Recommendations from the meeting held at Dartington Hall, Devon, UK, 28-30 January 2013, Atmospheric Science Letters, 15, pp.348-353. doi: 10.1002/asl2.508
  • 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 PP; Lister GMS (2013) Impact of soil moisture and convectively generated waves on the initiation of a West African mesoscale convective system, Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 139, pp.1712-1730. doi: 10.1002/qj.2062
  • Todd MC; Allen CJT; Bart M; Bechir M; Bentefouet J; Brooks BJ; Cavazos-Guerra C; Clovis T; Deyane S; Dieh M; Engelstaedter S; Flamant C; Garcia-Carreras L; Gandega A; Gascoyne M; Hobby M; Kocha C; Lavaysse C; Marsham JH; Martins JV; McQuaid JB; Ngamini JB; Parker DJ; Podvin T; Rocha-Lima A; Traore S; Wang Y; Washington R (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 Atmospheres, 118, pp.8426-8447. doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50470
  • Burton RR; Devine GM; Parker DJ; Chazette P; Dixon N; 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; 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tompkins AM; Parker DJ; Danour S; Amekudzi L; Bain CL; Dominguez A; Douglas MW; Fink AH; Grimes DIF; Hobby M; Knippertz P; Lamb PJ; Nicklin KJ; 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
  • 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
  • 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, .
  • 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
  • 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
  • Garcia-Carreras L; Parker DJ (2011) How does local tropical deforestation affect rainfall?, GEOPHYS RES LETT, 38, . doi: 10.1029/2011GL049099
  • Marsham JH; Knippertz P; Dixon N; Parker DJ; Lister GMS (2011) The importance of deep convection for summertime dust uplift over West Africa, Geophysical Research Letter, .
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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; Khaykin S; Konopka P; Kylling A; Larsen N; Lebel T; Liu X; MacKenzie AR; Nielsen J; Oulanowski A; Parker DJ; Pelon J; Polcher J; Pyle JA; Ravegnani F; Riviere ED; Robinson AD; Rockmann T; Schiller C; Simoes F; Stefanutti L; Stroh F; Some L; Siegmund P; Sitnikov N; Vernier JP; Volk CM; Voigt C; von Hobe M; Viciani S; Yushkov V (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
  • Grams CM; Jones SC; Marsham JH; Parker DJ; Haywood JM; Heuveline V (2010) The Atlantic inflow to the Saharan heat low: Observations and Modelling, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 136, pp.125-140. doi: 10.1002/qj.429
  • 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 JK; Oram DE; Parker DJ; Richter A; Schlager H; Schwarzenboeck A; Thouret V (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
  • Huang Q; Marsham JH; Parker DJ; Tian W; Grams CM (2010) Simulations of the effects of surface heat flux anomalies on stratification, convective growth, and vertical transport within the Saharan boundary layer, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 115, . doi: 10.1029/2009JD012689
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Marsham J; Cuesta J; Parker DJ; Flamant C (2009) 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
  • 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
  • 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; Osborne SR; Parker DJ; Rajot JL; Schulz M; Slingo A; Tanre D; Tulet P (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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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; Hewison TJ; Kalthoff N; Khodayar S; Kohler M; Kottmeier C; Kraut S; Kunz M; Ladd DN; Lean HW; Lenfant J; Li Z; Marsham J; Mcgregor J; Mobbs SD; Nicol J; Norton E; Parker DJ; Perry F; Ramatschi M; Ricketts HMA; Roberts NM; Russell A; Schulz H; Slack EC; Vaughan G; Waight J; Wareing DP; Watson RJ; Webb AR; Wieser A (2007) The Convective Storm Initiation Project, B AM METEOROL SOC, 88, pp.1939-+. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-88-12-1939
  • Marsham JH; Morcrette CJ; Browning KA; Blyth AM; Parker DJ; 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; 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Yin Y; Carslaw KS; Parker DJ (2002) Redistribution of trace gases by convective clouds - mixed-phase processes, ATMOS CHEM PHYS, 2, pp.293-306.
  • 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; Burton RR (2002) The two-dimensional response of a tropical jet to propagating lines of convection, J ATMOS SCI, 59, pp.1263-1273.
  • Vosper SB; Parker DJ (2002) Some perspectives on wave clouds, Weather, 57, pp.3-8.
  • Parker DJ (2002) Mesoscale meterology, In: Holton J; Pyle J; Curry J (Ed) Encyclopedia of atmospheric sciences, Academic Press.
  • Parker DJ (2002) The response of CAPE and CIN to tropospheric thermal variations, Q J ROY METEOR SOC, 128, pp.119-130.
  • 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
  • Provod M; Marsham JH; Parker D; Birch C (Not yet published) A characterization of cold pools in the West African Sahel, Monthly Weather Review, .
  • Birch CE; Webster S; Peatman SC; Parker DJ; Matthews AJ; Li Y; Hassim ME (Not yet published) Scale interactions between the MJO and the western Maritime Continent, Journal of Climate, .
  • Fitzpatrick RGJ; Bain CL; Knippertz P; Marsham J; Parker D (Not yet published) On what scale can we predict the agronomic onset of the West African Monsoon?, Monthly Weather Review, .