Philip Douglas Jones - Curriculum Vitae#


University Qualifications:
  • BA Hons (Environmental Sciences) 2(i), University of Lancaster (1973)
  • MSc (Engineering Hydrology), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1974)
  • PhD (Hydrology), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1977) Thesis title: "A spatially distributed catchment model for flood forecasting and river regulation with particular reference to the River Tyne"

Professional Record:
  • November 1976 to March 1994 - Senior Research Associate, Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich
  • April 1994 to August 1998 - Reader, Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich
  • September 1998 to March 2004 - Professor and Director of External Affairs, Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich
  • April 2004 onwards – Professor and Director, Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Awards
  • Hugh Robert Mill medal from the Royal Meteorological Society for work on UK Rainfall Variability (1995)
  • Outstanding Scientific Paper Award from NOAA/ERL for Research Paper, ‘A search for human influences on the thermal structure of the atmosphere’, Nature, 382, 39-46 in 1996. (1997)
  • Norbert Gerbier – Mumm International Award for Research Paper, ‘A search for human influences on the thermal structure of the atmosphere’, Nature 382, 39-46 in 1996. (1998)
  • Hans Oeschger medal from the European Geophysical Society for work in paleoclimatology (2002)
  • International Journal of Climatology prize of the Royal Meteorological Society for papers published in the past five years in the International Journal of Climatology (2002)
  • Recognised as one of the top 0.5% of highly-cited researchers in the Geosciences field by the ISI (the institute in the US that maintains the Web of Science, where publications and citations are monitored) (2002)
  • Editor’s award from Geophysical Research Letters for conscientious and constructive reviewing (2006)
  • Asked to send details to appear in Who’s Who (2006)
  • Awarded a fellowship of the American Meteorological Society (2007)
  • Jointly received with many others (for IPCC work) the Nobel Peace Prize (2007)
  • Awarded a fellowship by the American Geophysical Union (2009)

Membership of Scientific Committees and Societies
  • 1989-1994 Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Climatology.
  • 1987-1995 Secretary of the International Commission for Climatology (ICCL -Sub commission of IAMAS)
  • 1992→ Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • 1992→ Member of Editorial Board of Climatic Change
  • 1998→ Elected member of the Academia Europaea, (Earth and Cosmic Sciences section)
  • 2001→ Member of the American Meteorological Society.
  • 2003-2007 Member of RMS Awards Committee
  • 2003→ Member of the American Geophysical Union.

International Activities – since 2000
  • 2001→ Member Atmospheric Observation Panel (AOPC) of the Global Climate Observating System (GCOS)
  • 2001→ Chair of the Advisory Group (of AOPC) on the GCOS surface and upper networks (deciding on spending resources given by donor countries to improve networks in developing countries)
  • 2003→ Member of the WMO/CLIVAR Expert Team on Climate Change, Detection and Indices (ETCCDI)
  • 2003-2008 Member of the Science Review Committee for the Hadley Centre
  • 2004 Member of the Review Panel for KNMI (Dutch Met Service)
  • 2005-2007 Convening Lead Author of the Chapter on Atmospheric Observations for the WG1 of the 4th Assessment Report for IPCC
  • 2006→ Member of NOAA’s (US Met Service) Data Archiving and Access Requirements Working Group


Philip Jones has organized sessions at most of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) and European Geosciences Union (EGU) sessions over the last 10 years. He has also organized sessions at the IUGG meetings in 1991 (Vienna), 1995 (Boulder), 1999 (Birmingham) and 2003 (Sapporo), as well as the smaller International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) meetings every two years between IUGGs.

More Important Invited Talks
  • 1990s Gave evidence to the Canadian Parliament and also the US Senate (Committee chaired by Al Gore).
  • 1990 Philip Jones has given numerous introductory talks at meetings about climate change, setting the scene for the rest of the conference about what’s happening to our climate
  • 2002 The Hans Oeschger Medal (EGS, 2002) involved an invited talk in Nice
  • 2007 Philip Jones has given talks on the Observations chapter of the 2007 IPCC Report to the Royal Society, the French Academy and the Korean Meteorological Society, as well as smaller meetings in Catalunya and China

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