Dr Peter Hopcroft BSc(Hons), PhD

Dr Peter Hopcroft

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Birmingham Fellow

Contact details

Address
Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Peter is interested in understanding and predicting climate change in both the past and future. Peter specialises in using Earth System models, particularly as applied to the periods prior to industrialisation.

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Qualifications

  • 2004: BSc(Hons) Physics with studies in musical performance, Imperial College London & Royal College of Music
  • 2009: PhD Geophysics, Imperial College London

Postgraduate supervision

Monsoon variations during the Holocene; palaeoclimate and the methane cycle;

Research

Peter is interested in understanding and predicting climate change in both the past and future. Peter specialises in using Earth System models, particularly as applied to the periods prior to industrialisation.

 

 

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Hopcroft, P & Valdes, P 2022, 'Green Sahara tipping points in transient climate simulations of the Holocene', Environmental Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac7c2b

Aubry, T, Farquharson, J, Rowell, C, Watt, S, Pinel, V, Beckett, F, Fasullo, J, Hopcroft, P, Pyle, D, Schmidt, A & Staunton Sykes, J 2022, 'Impact of climate change on volcanic processes: current understanding and future challenges', Bulletin of Volcanology, vol. 84, no. 6, 58, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00445-022-01562-8

Hopcroft, P & Valdes, PJ 2021, 'Palaeoclimate-conditioning reveals a North Africa land-atmosphere tipping point', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 118, no. 45, e2108783118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2108783118

Williams, CJR, Sellar, A, Ren, X, Haywood, A, Hopcroft, P, Hunter, S, Roberts, WHG, Smith, RS, Stone, EJ, Tindall, JC & Lunt, DJ 2021, 'Simulation of the mid-Pliocene Warm Period using HadGEM3: Experimental design and results from model-model and model-data comparison', Climate of the Past, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 2139–2163. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2139-2021, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-40

Hopcroft, P, Valdes, PJ & Ingram, W 2021, 'Using the mid-Holocene 'greening' of the Sahara to narrow acceptable ranges on climate model parameters', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 48, no. 6, e2020GL092043. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL092043

Roberts, WHG & Hopcroft, P 2020, 'Controls on the tropical response to abrupt climate changes', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 47, no. 6, e2020GL087518. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL087518

Hopcroft, P, Ramstein, G, Pugh, T, Hunter, S, Murguia-Flores, F, Quiquet, A, Sun, Y, Tan, N & Valdes, PJ 2020, 'Polar amplification of Pliocene climate by elevated trace gas radiative forcing', National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings, vol. 117, no. 38, pp. 23401-23407. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2002320117

Armstrong, E, Hopcroft, P & Valdes, PJ 2019, 'A simulated Northern Hemisphere terrestrial climate dataset for the past 60,000 years', Scientific Data, vol. 6, 265 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0277-1

Sime, LC, Hopcroft, P & Rhodes, RH 2019, 'Impact of abrupt sea ice loss on Greenland water isotopes during the last glacial period', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116, no. 10, pp. 4099-4104. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1807261116

Hopcroft, P & Valdes, PJ 2019, 'On the role of dust‐climate feedbacks during the mid‐Holocene', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 1612-1621. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL080483

Armstrong, E, Hopcroft, P & Valdes, PJ 2019, 'Reassessing the value of regional climate modelling using palaeoclimate simulations', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 46, no. 21, pp. 12464-12475. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL085127

Hopcroft, P, Valdes, PJ & Kaplan, JO 2018, 'Bayesian analysis of the glacial-interglacial methane increase constrained by stable isotopes and Earth System modelling', Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1002/2018GL077382

Hopcroft, PO, Valdes, PJ, Harper, AB & Beerling, DJ 2017, 'Multi vegetation model evaluation of the Green Sahara climate regime', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 44, no. 13, pp. 6804-6813. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL073740

Hopcroft, PO, Kandlbauer, J, Valdes, PJ & Sparks, RSJ 2017, 'Reduced cooling following future volcanic eruptions', Climate Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-017-3964-7

Editorial

Hopcroft, P 2017, 'Atmospheric science: Ancient ice and the global methane cycle', Nature, vol. 548, pp. 403-404. https://doi.org/10.1038/548403a

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