School of Earth and Environment

Richard Keane Dr Richard Keane

Met Office Senior Scientist

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Room: FH 1.12

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


  • 2005-2007 UK Government Scientist.
  • 2007-2010 Postdoc in Meteorology, University of Reading
  • 2010-2013 Postdoc in Meteorology, LMU Muenchen.
  • 2013-2016 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Deutscher Wetterdienst (Vorhersagbarkeit und Verifikation).
  • 2016- Senior Scientist, UK Met Office (Model evaluation and diagnostics). Based in ICAS, Leeds.


  • MPhys Physics, University of Oxford (2001)
  • DPhil Physics (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics), University of Oxford (2005)


Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society since 2010.

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric convection
  • Indian Monsoon
  • Probabilistic NWP and forecast verification
  • Stochastic parameterisation of convection
  • Global model evaluation


R. J. Keane, R. S. Plant, W. J. Tennant (2016). Evaluation of the Plant-Craig stochastic convection scheme (v2.0) in the ensemble forecasting system MOGREPS-R (24 km) based on the Unified Model (v7.3), GMD. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-9-1921-2016

R. J. Keane, G. C. Craig, G. Zängl & C. Keil. The Plant-Craig stochastic convection scheme in ICON and its scale-adaptivity, JAS. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-13-0331.1.

R. J. Keane, P. L. Read & G. P. King (2014). On the stirring properties of the thermally-driven rotating annulus, Physica D. DOI: 10.1016/j.physd.2013.11.004. (Abstract in French*)(Abstract in German*)

L. Davies, C. Jakob, K. Cheung, A. Del Genio, A. Hill, T. Hume, R. J. Keane, T. Komori, V. E. Larson, Y. Lin, X. Liu, B. J. Nielsen, J. Petch, R. S. Plant, M. S. Singh, X. Shi, X. Song, W. Wang, M. A. Whitall, A. Wolf, S. Xie & G. Zhang (2013). A single-column model ensemble approach applied to the TWP-ICE experiment, JGR-A. DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50450.

R. J. Keane & R. S. Plant (2011). Large-scale length and time-scales for use with stochastic convective parametrization, QJRMetS. DOI: 10.1002/qj.992. (Abstract in French*)

R. J. Keane, P. L. Read & G. P. King (2010). Effectiveness of stirring measures in an axisymmetric rotating annulus flow, Physica D. DOI: 10.1016/j.physd.2010.01.023. (Abstract in French*)(Abstract in German*)

* These translations are my own work to improve my language skills, and have not been verified by the co-authors or the publishers.