Dr Ruth Geen PhD

Dr Ruth Geen

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Lecturer in Atmospheric Sciences

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Dr Ruth Geen is an atmospheric dynamicist. Her research aims to increase confidence in projections of future regional climate by building simple, conceptual pictures of the large-scale circulations governing climate phenomena.


2016 - PhD in Atmospheric Physics, Imperial College London
2012 - MPhys (First Class Hons), University of Oxford


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.


Dr Ruth Geen teaches into Birmingham’s MSc in Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

Postgraduate supervision

Ruth welcomes enquiries from prospective doctoral researchers in her areas of interest.


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

Other activities

2022 - Topic Editor for Frontiersin Climate - Regional Variability of the Tropical Rain Belt in a Changing Climate


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