School of Earth and Environment

Joshua Hampton Joshua Hampton

Postgraduate Researcher

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Room: FH 1.14

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


Joshua is a postgraduate researcher in his first year at the University of Leeds. Under the supervision of Dr Ryan Neely III and Prof. Alan Blyth, Joshua is working with the NCAS mobile X-band radar to study winter weather, improving our understanding of the microphysical processes taking place. This will result in the creation of a hydrometeor classification scheme which will be suitable for X-band radar operating in winter weather.

Prior to moving to Leeds, Joshua studied for four years at the University of Reading, UK, graduating in 2017 with a masters degree in Meteorolgy and Climate. During this he spent a year studying at the Univeristy of Oklahoma, where he learnt about the more extreme weather Oklahoma and the Great Plains are known for, as well as his first adventure into radar meteorolgy, amongst other areas. As such, Joshua has a broad meteorolgical knowledge covering a wide range of systems and climates.

Outside of work, Joshua enjoys a variety of sport, including following the University of Oklahoma's American Football team. Joshua is a keen runner, having taken part in the Reading Half Marathon on three occassions, however his biggest interest is in cricket, enjoying spending time at Headingley watching Yorkshire County Cricket and England matches when he is not working.

Conference Presentations

ERAD 2018

An X-Band Study of KDP and Rainfall over Southern England during Winter 2018


2017 - MMet Meteorology and Climate from University of Reading, UK, graduating with first class honours.

Project details

Project title

Novel ways to see more: using dual-polarization Doppler weather radar observations to improve our understanding of winter weather


Dr Ryan Neely III and Professor Alan Blyth

Start date

1 October 2017