Jonathan Day : Dr Jonathan Day : UoR, Dept Of Meteorology


Dr Jonathan Day

Jonny Day

I am a climate scientist with expertise in near term (seasonal-to-decadal) climate prediction. I specialise in the climate variability and prediction of the polar regions.

I am presently working with Ed Hawkins and Steffen Tietsche on the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded Arctic Predictability and Prediction On Seasonal to Inter-annual time scales (APPOSITE) project. This project is exploring the potential for near term climate predictions for the Arctic and providing guidence to the operational centres on how to improve their forecasts.

Research Interests

• Seasonal-to-decadal predictability and prediction

• High latitude climate variability and change

• Sea ice prediction


In 2013 I was appointed to the World Meteorological Organisation's World Weather Research Program-Polar Prediction Project (PPP) steering group, chairing the project's education subcommittee.

I was appointed to the steering committee for the Arctic European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) in 2012, and have been invited to attend several international workshops on designing strategy for future Arctic research.

I am actively involved with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the UK Polar Network (UKPN), sitting on the UKPN committee