Matt Clements

Academic Profile

I studied BA Geography at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, graduating in 2017. My dissertation investigated the atmospheric controls on mineral aerosol (dust) emission from the Etosha Pan, Namibia, and was awarded the Met Office Academic Partnership Prize for best climate science dissertation. I then went on to study MSc Applied Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Birmingham, where I continued to focus on the weather and climate of southern Africa, with a specific emphasis on dust emission and transport. My masters dissertation examined the atmospheric circulation over the Namib Desert, and its role in driving deflation from coastal dust sources.

Current Research

I am interested in the atmospheric processes responsible for dust emission, and their representation in climate models. Recent studies have shown that low-level jets and cold pool outflows (both important emission mechanisms) are poorly captured by models, potentially leading to inaccuracies in the simulation of the dust cycle. More work is therefore required.


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