School of Earth and Environment

Lawrence Jackson Dr Lawrence Jackson

Research Fellow

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Room: FH 1.13

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


  • Since 2011 I have worked as a research fellow on the EPSRC and NERC funded project Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals. My role involves running the UK Met Office climate model to simulate potential benefits and side effects of different geoengineering proposals on twenty-first century climate.

  • 2007 - 2011 PhD student at the University of Leeds supervised by Professor Piers Forster.

  • I worked as an actuary in the life & pensions industry from 1987 to 2006. In 2006 I returned to university to study environmental science at the University of York before moving to the University of Leeds in 2007.


  • BSc Mathematics, University of Southamption, 1987
  • MSc Environmental Science and Management, University of York, 2007
  • PhD Understanding Diurnal Temperature Range Changes, University of Leeds, 2011


American Geophysical Union

Research Interests

My research involves using global climate models to investigate climate change processes, understand trends in real world observations and to simulate potential future climate trends. I am also interested in the application of statistical techniques in the analysis of climate data and trends.

My PhD focused on the observed decline in diurnal temperature range (DTR) over land since 1950. I produced a statistical analysis of seasonal and geographic patterns in DTR. I also used a single column climate model to simulate the response of DTR to different forcings and investigate the associated changes in boundary layer processes and surface energy flux changes.

More recently I have been using the UK Met Office climate model to simulate the potential benefits and side effects of different geoengineering proposals.