Tim Palmer

Tim Palmer

Department of Physics

Research Interests

Predictions of weather and climate are inherently uncertain: initial conditions can never be known perfectly, and our weather and climate simulators are necessarily imperfect representations of the underlying laws of physics. Given this, how can we quantify reliably the uncertainty in weather and climate predictions, from one day ahead to one century ahead, and what is needed to reduce current levels of uncertainty? These are tough problems. Answering them will be crucial for society worldwide and will involve research across many disciplines, including the physics of weather and climate, nonlinear dynamical systems theory, and the theory of stochastic processes.

Associated Research Streams

predictability and chaos, weather and climate prediction, stochastic parametrisation, nonlinear dynamics, inexact computing, climate change

Tim Palmer

Contact information

  • Email: t.n.palmer@atm.ox.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1865 272 897
  • Webpage: None available
  • Address:
    Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics
    Clarendon Laboratory
    Parks Road
    OX1 3PU
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