Professor John Thornes

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Professor of Applied Meteorology

Contact details

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

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Bassett, R, Cai, X, Chapman, L, Heaviside, C & Thornes, J 2018, 'Semi‐idealized urban heat advection simulations using the Weather Research and Forecasting mesoscale model', International Journal of Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5885

Hickman, A, Baker, C, Cai, X, Thornes, J & Delgado Saborit, JM 2018, 'Evaluation of air quality at the Birmingham New Street Railway Station', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. https://doi.org/10.1177/0954409717752180

Bassett, R, Cai, X, Chapman, L, Heaviside, C & Thornes, J 2017, 'The effects of heat advection on UK weather and climate observations in the vicinity of small urbanized areas', Boundary-Layer Meteorology, vol. 165, no. 1, pp. 181–196. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10546-017-0263-0

Mahmood, M, Thornes, J, Pope, F, Fisher, P & Vardoulakis, S 2017, 'Impact of Air Temperature on London Ambulance Call-Out Incidents and Response Times', Climate, vol. 5, no. 61. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli5030061

Bassett, R, Cai, X, Chapman, L, Heaviside, C & Thornes, J 2017, 'Methodology to separate urban from regional heat advection by use of the Weather Research and Forecasting mesoscale model', Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, vol. 143, no. 705 - Part B, pp. 2016-2024. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.3062

Bassett, R, Cai, X, Chapman, L, Heaviside, C, Thornes, J, Muller, C, Young, D & Warren, E 2016, 'Observations of urban heat island advection from a high-density monitoring network', Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, vol. 142, no. 699, pp. 2434–2441. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.2836

Thornes, J, Hickman, A, Baker, C, Cai, X & Delgado Saborit, JM 2016, 'Air quality in enclosed railway stations', Institution of Civil Engineers. Proceedings. Transport. https://doi.org/10.1680/jtran.15.00094

Zhang, F, Cai, X & Thornes, J 2014, 'Birmingham’s air and surface urban heat islands associated with Lamb weather types and cloudless anticyclonic conditions', Progress in Physical Geography, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 431-447. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133314538725

Abdussalam, AF, Monaghan, AJ, Steinhoff, DF, Dukic, VM, Hayden, MH, Hopson, TM, Thornes, JE & Leckebusch, GC 2014, 'The impact of climate change on meningitis in northwest Nigeria: an assessment using CMIP5 climate model simulations', Weather, Climate, and Society, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 371-379. https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-13-00068.1

Abdussalam, AF, Monaghan, AJ, Dukić, VM, Hayden, MH, Hopson, TM, Leckebusch, GC & Thornes, JE 2014, 'Climate Influences on Meningitis Incidence in Northwest Nigeria', Weather, Climate, and Society, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 62-76. https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-13-00004.1

Thornes, JE & Pope, FD 2014, 'Why do we need solutions to global warming?', Issues in Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 2014-January, no. 38, pp. 1-21.

Chapter

Bassett, R, Cai, X, Thornes, J, Rees, R & Chapman, L 2015, Urban climatic map studies in UK: Birmingham. in E Ng & C Ren (eds), The urban climatic map: a methodology for sustainable urban planning. Taylor & Francis, London, UK, pp. 252-260.

Abstract

Zhang, F, Cai, X & Thornes, J 2013, 'The Impact of Synoptic Weather Types on Birmingham's Urban Heat Island' 13th EMS Annual Meeting / 11th ECAM, Reading, United Kingdom, 9/09/13 - 13/09/13, pp. EMS2013-331.

Conference contribution

Bassett, R, Cai, X, Chapman, L, Thornes, J & Heaviside, C 2015, The influence of wind advection on an urban heat island using the HiTemp network of sensors. in 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment. 9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment, Toulouse, France, 20/07/15.

Other chapter contribution

Thornes, JE & Pope, FD 2014, CHAPTER 1. Why do we need Solutions to Global Warming? in RM Harrison & RE Hestor (eds), ‘Issues in Environmental Science and Technology – Geoengineering for Climate Regulation’ Ed. R.M. Harrison, . Geoengineering of the Climate System, RSC Publishing, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781782621225-00001

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