Ruth Geen


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Ruth Geen is interested in understanding fundamental processes governing large-scale atmospheric circulations, their representation in models, and their future changes, making use approaches such as hierarchical modelling. Particular areas of interest are dynamics of monsoon circulations and midlatitude weather.

If you are interested in joining the Meteorology and Climate group here at Birmingham as a graduate student, postdoc or if you looking for somewhere new for a research visit or sabbatical then please get in touch.


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Ruth uses a hierarchy of climate models and data to tackle problems in regional climate variability and change. By building up a basic understanding of climate phenomena with simpler, idealised models she aims to develop firmer foundations for our understanding of real-world climate. For example, areas she is currently exploring are:

  • Pathways by which warming of the Arctic may influence weather extremes (e.g. heatwaves, storms) in the midlatitudes

  • Sources of model bias in CMIP6 simulations of the East Asian Summer Monsoon


Dr Ruth Geen studied Physics at the University of Oxford, before moving to Imperial College London for her PhD in Atmospheric Physics, looking at the effects of water vapour on climate in an aquaplanet model. From 2016-2021 she worked as a Research Fellow in Mathematics at University of Exeter, researching questions in monsoon dynamics and Arctic influences on midlatitude climate. In 2022 she joined University of Birmingham as a lecturer in Atmospheric Sciences.

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):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science

Oct 2012Nov 2015

Award Date: 1 May 2016

Master of Physics, University of Oxford

Oct 2008Jun 2012

Award Date: 23 Jul 2012

External positions

University of Exeter



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