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ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION
2021–present Research Fellow, University of East Anglia (UEA): CANDIFLOS and Arctic Cylones.
2017–2021 Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia (UEA): CANDIFLOS (Characterising and Interpreting Fluxes Over Sea-ice) and IGP (Iceland-Greenland Seas project): developing numerical model representations of momentum, heat and moisture exchange over sea-ice through aircraft observations we have obtained from Arctic field campaigns and NWP model simulations.
2015–2018 Scientist, Met Office, Exeter: Atmospheric Processes & Parameterisations: Developed the capacity of the Met Office Unified Model to reproduce mountain gravity wave processes and clear air turbulence for civil aviation.
2013–2015 Research Associate, UEA: ACCACIA (Aerosol-Cloud Coupling & Climate Interactions in the Arctic).
2009–2013 PhD, UEA: Polar Föhn Winds and Warming Over the Larsen C Ice Shelf.
2008–2009 MSc Atmospheric Sciences (distinction), UEA. Dissertation mark: 90 %.
2004–2007 BSc Geology (first-class honours), University of Birmingham (UoB). Won “Shotton Prize” (highest overall mark in all degree programmes in School, UoB). Won “Geology Prize” (highest overall mark in Geology, UoB).
GRANT APPLICATION, AWARDS AND INVITATIONS
2016–2021 I have contributed to six research grants including two as researcher co-Investigator, two of which as have been successful, bringing in a total of £954k. I have an independent fellowship grant for £680k currently under review.
2016–2021 Several invited seminars and talks including at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2021, the Royal Meteorological Society, British Antarctic Survey, and a keynote talk at The Met Office.
2021 Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.
2020 Elected to the Program Committee of the 2021 International Conference on Alpine Meteorology.
2019 Invited role as leader of the Mountain Waves and Dynamics working group for “TEAMX”: a major international research programme endorsed by the World Climate Research Programme.
2013 Best student talk prize at the International Conference for Alpine Meteorology
Key Research Interests and Expertise
My research to date has predominantly concerned the dynamical and physical processes related to both atmosphere-cryosphere interactions and atmospheric flow over mountains.
My interests span the following fields:
Mountain meteorology, orographically forced flows in complex terrain, orographic drag
Air-sea-ice interaction, surface turbulent exchange
Polar meteorology and climate, ice shelf surface energy budgets
Data science, data visualisation and GIS
My most recent work focusses on air-sea-ice interaction in the Arctic Ocean, using a combination of aircraft observations and high resolution model simulations. I am also still actively working on orographic flows and their parameterization in weather and climate models; orographic drag parametization; the surface energy budget of the Larsen Ice Shelf and its sensitivity to foehn conditions; and observations and the parameterization of surface turbulent fluxes over sea ice and the atmospheric response to these exchanges.
I have worked on several collaborative projects on diverse topics, including studies with glaciologists (e.g. Elvidge et al. 2020; Luckman et al. 2014); studies on exoplanet climate / habitability (Joshi et al. 2020), cloud-aerosol interactions (Young et al. 2016), human versus machine learning wind classification (Mayr et al. 2018); and a review paper on mountain flow dynamics (Vosper et al. 2018).
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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1/11/20 → 30/06/23
1/01/19 → 31/12/22
An evaluation of surface meteorology and fluxes over the Iceland and Greenland Seas in ERA5 reanalysis: the impact of sea ice distributionRenfrew, I., Barrell, C., Elvidge, A., Brooke, J., Duscha, C., King, J. C., Kristiansen, J., Lachlan Cope, T., Moore, G. W. K., Pickart, R. S., Reuder, J., Sandu, I., Sergeev, D., Terpstra, A., Vage, K. & Weiss, A., Jan 2021, In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 147, 734, p. 691-712 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)
Surface heat and moisture exchange in the marginal ice zone: observations and a new parameterization scheme for weather and climate modelsElvidge, A. D., Renfrew, I. A., Brooks, I. M., Srivastava, P., Yelland, M. J. & Prytherch, J., Sep 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 126, 17, e2021JD034827.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Atmospheric drivers of melt on Larsen C Ice Shelf: Surface energy budget regimes and the impact of foehnElvidge, A. D., Kuipers Munneke, P., King, J. C., Renfrew, I. A. & Gilbert, E., 16 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 125, 17, e2020JD032463.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Citations (Scopus)10 Downloads (Pure)
Earth’s polar night boundary layer as an analogue for dark side inversions on synchronously rotating terrestrial exoplanetsJoshi, M., Elvidge, A., Wordsworth, R. & Sergeev, D., 3 Apr 2020, In: The Astrophysical Journal Letters. 892, 2, L33.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)11 Downloads (Pure)
The impact of wintertime sea‑ice anomalies on high surface heat flux events in the Iceland and Greenland SeasPope, J., Bracegirdle, T., Renfrew, I. & Elvidge, A., Feb 2020, In: Climate Dynamics. 54, 3-4, p. 1937–1952 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)4 Downloads (Pure)
Dataset accompanying the JAMES publication: Elvidge et al., 2019. Significant uncertainty in the representation of orography in numerical weather prediction and implications for atmospheric drag and circulation
Elvidge, A. (Creator), Sandu, I. (Creator), Wedi, N. (Creator), Vosper, S. (Creator), Zadra, A. (Creator), Boussetta, S. (Creator), Bouyssel, F. (Creator), van Niekerk, A. (Creator), Tolstykh, M. (Creator) & Ujiie, M. (Creator), University of East Anglia, 24 May 2019