This was an informal meeting, organised by Eleanor Blyth at CEH. I’ve seen Eleanor’s incisive mind in action at various meetings, so I was really pleased when she invited me to CEH to talk about my work.
CEH have some big names in interception, including John Gash (who, yes, wrote THE Gash model – I tried to control my inner fan girl), Chris Taylor who runs the SWELTER project and others whose papers I’ve read.
CEH use JULES in offline mode a lot, and were interested to see my results from a fully coupled model, especially the temperature change. I was really interested though to see the work presented by Emma Robinson and Phil Harris, both of whom look at interception but approach it from a totally different scale – the daily or even hourly scale – and perspective – looking at heat waves and transpiration.