Jonathan M. Gregory

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Jonathan M. Gregory is a climate modeller working on mechanisms of global and large-scale change in climate and sea level on multidecadal and longer timescales. He is currently a senior scientist in the Climate Division of NERC's National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS-Climate), located in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading; and a Research Fellow in climate change at the Met Office Hadley Centre.[1]

A 2004 study, led by Gregory and published in the journal Nature, predicted that the Greenland ice sheet is likely to be eliminated as a consequence of global warming, resulting in a rise in global sea-levels by 7 meters over the next 1000 years or more.[2]

He was a co-ordinating Lead Author of the 2001 IPCC Third Assessment Report chapter 11 Changes in Sea Level [1], and a contributing author to the sea level chapter in the IPCC Second Assessment Report".[3] Gregory was also a co-Lead Author of the 2007 IPCC Fourth Assessment Report chapter 5 Observations: Oceanic Climate Change and Sea Level,[4] and chapter 10 Global Climate Projections.[5] IPCC was a co-recipient (with Al Gore) of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for its work on climate change.[6]

In 2010 Jonathan Gregory was awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council to carry out research on sea level change.[7][8]

Selected publications

  • White, N. J ., J. A. Church, and J. M. Gregory, 2005. Coastal and global averaged sea level rise for 1950 to 2000 Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, pg(s). L01601.
  • Connolley, W. M ., J. M. Gregory, E. Hunke, and A. J. McLaren, 2004. On the consistent scaling of terms in the sea ice dynamics equation J. Phys. Oceanogr., 34, 7, pg(s). 1776-1780.
  • Gregory, J. M ., H. T. Banks, P. A. Stott, J. A. Lowe, and M. D. Palmer, 2004. Simulated and observed decadal variability in ocean heat content Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L15312
  • Gregory, J. M ., P. Huybrechts and S. C. B. Raper, 2004. Threatened loss of the Greenland ice-sheet, Nature, 428, 6983, pg(s). 616.
  • Gregory, J. M ., O. A. Saenko and A. J. Weaver, 2003. The role of the Atlantic freshwater balance in the hyteresis of the meridional overturning circulation Climate Dynamics, 21, 7-8, pg(s). 707-717.
  • Gregory, J. M ., R. J. Stouffer, S. C. B. Raper, P. A. Stott and N. A.Rayner, 2002. An observationally based estimate of the climate sensitivity. Journal of Climate, 15, 22, pg(s). 3117-3121.
  • Church, J. A . and J. M. Gregory, 2001. Sea level change In: Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences. J. H. Steele and K. K. Turekian eds. Academic Press, London
  • Gregory, J. M ., J. A. Church, G. J. Boer, K. W. Dixon, G. M. Flato, D. R. Jackett, J. A. Lowe, S. P. O'Farrell, E. Roeckner, G. L. Russell, R. J. Stouffer and M. Winton, 2001. Comparison of results from several AOGCMs for global and regional sea-level change 1900-2100. Climate Dynamics, 18, 3-4, pg(s). 225-240.


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