Clouds and convection
Christian is a climate scientist. He’s interested in how scientists around the world can work together better to improve climate models. He has worked for organisations as varied as the United States Department of Energy, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, and the Bureau of Meteorology. He is currently the Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science.
Christian’s research focuses on computer models of Earth's atmosphere, and how they are used in weather forecasting, seasonal climate predictions and simulations of our current and future climate. In particular, he works on the representation of clouds and thunderstorms in such models and the effects of tropical convection on Australia's climate.
Christian Jakob's Articles
Weather warnings and the fickle nature of climate modelling
Planning a Christmas Day barbecue? You might just have to rely on the “stick your hand out the window” trick this year.