Imperial College London

Professor Joanna D. Haigh

Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Co-Director,Grantham Institute forClimate Change&Environment



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Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Joanna has been Co-Director of the Grantham Institute at Imperial College since 2014. For the previous 5 years she was Head of the Department of Physics.  Jo's scientific interests include radiative transfer in the atmosphere, climate modelling, radiative forcing of climate change and the influence of solar irradiance variability on climate. She has published widely on these topics in the scientific literature and also contributed to numerous items to the written and broadcast popular media. She has been President of the Royal Meteorological Society, Editor of Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society and of the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and acted on many UK and international panels.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Institute of Physics, the City & Guilds and the Royal Meteorological Society and an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College Oxford.  She was awarded the Institute of Physics Charles Chree Medal and Prize 2004, the Royal Meteorological Society Adrian Gill Prize 2010 and appointed CBE in the 2013 New Years Honours.


Ball WT, Haigh JD, Rozanov EV, et al., 2016, High solar cycle spectral variations inconsistent with stratospheric ozone observations, Nature Geoscience, ISSN:1752-0894

Tinetti G, Drossart P, Eccleston P, et al., 2015, The EChO science case, Experimental Astronomy, Vol:40, ISSN:0922-6435, Pages:329-391

Cheung JCH, Haigh JD, Jackson DR, 2014, Impact of EOS MLS ozone data on medium-extended range ensemble weather forecasts, Journal of Geophysical Research-atmospheres, Vol:119, ISSN:2169-897X, Pages:9253-9266

Ball WT, Mortlock DJ, Egerton JS, et al., 2014, Assessing the relationship between spectral solar irradiance and stratospheric ozone using Bayesian inference, Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, Vol:4, ISSN:2115-7251

Ball WT, Krivova NA, Unruh YC, et al., 2014, A New SATIRE-S Spectral Solar Irradiance Reconstruction for Solar Cycles 21-23 and Its Implications for Stratospheric Ozone, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol:71, ISSN:0022-4928, Pages:4086-4101

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