School of Earth and Environment

Jennifer Fletcher Dr Jennifer Fletcher

Research Fellow

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 38644
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Room: FH 1.12

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


2013 PhD Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, USA

2006 BS Physics University of Washington, USA


Royal Meteorological Society

European Geophysical Union

American Geophysical Union

American Meteorological Society

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Research Interests

My overarching interest is in cumulus convection and its interaction with the boundary layer and the large scale. I have previously published on parametrisation of shallow and deep convetion, the dynamics and representation of stratocumulus-topped boundary layers, and on the meteorology, climatology, and clouds of marine cold air outbreaks in both hemispheres.

I am very happy to be currently researching the Indian monsoon. In May-July 2016 I participated in an aircraft-based field campaign as part of the INCOMPASS project. With collaborators at Leeds, the Met Office and University of Reading, I am analysing aircraft and ground-based data as well as preparing high resolution Unified Model simulations of the Indian monsoon to better understand its dynamics. In particular I am interested in the dynamics and thermodynamics of monsoon depressions as well as the diurnal cycle of rainfall and land/sea breezes over the Western Ghats.

Teaching Interests

I am co-supervising several undergraduates on their dissertations. In 2017 I will teach at the annual Leeds/Reading field course for PhD students at Arran.