Professor Dann Mitchell
Professor of Climate ScienceSchool of Geographical Sciences
My research focus is concerned with global and regional climate change on scales of 100 years in the past, to 100 years in the future. Specifically, I research how climate change alters the atmospheric circulation, extreme events, and impacts on human health. I look at attribution of past climate trends and extreme events, and projected changes under future greenhouse gas emission scenarios. My particular focus at the moment is on how low emission scenarios, consistent with the aims of the Paris Agreement on climate change, may impact society through changes in health (heat waves, cold snaps).
Focused research topics include:
- Stratospheric dynamics (mainly the polar vortex)
- Mid-latitude dynamics and the relationship to extreme weather.
- Temperature related health issues.
- Attribution of past climate, and projections of future climate.
- Extreme value statistics.
- Planetary atmospheres in the solar system.
Physical and mental health toll of food insecurity due to climate change: A pilot exploration of Uganda and South Africa
DescriptionGovernments of 193 countries agree that 17 Sustainable Development Goals should be achieved by 2030. The top three are no poverty, zero hunger and good health and wellbeing. This work…
Managing organisational unitSchool for Policy Studies
03/05/2021 to 30/07/2021
Managing organisational unitSchool of Geographical Sciences
02/11/2020 to 01/11/2023
How tough is WASH? Developing indicators to measure the resilience of WASH to climate change in LMICs
DescriptionWe will develop and test indicators that will measure whether drinking water supplies and sanitation in rural areas and small towns in Nepal and Ethiopia are resilient to the future…
Managing organisational unitDepartment of Civil Engineering
01/10/2019 to 31/07/2021
Nature Climate Change
Dynamical and surface impacts of the January 2021 sudden stratospheric warming in novel Aeolus wind observations, MLS and ERA5
Weather and Climate Dynamics
Future changes in the frequency of temperature extremes may be underestimated in tropical and subtropical regions
Communications Earth & Environment
Geophysical Research Letters