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Dr Femke Nijsse

Dr Femke Nijsse

Research Fellow at Global Systems Institute

 7033

 Laver Building 

 

Laver Building, University of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QE, UK

Overview

Modelling energy innovation and system transition for the EEIST project with Jean-Francois Mercure. The project focusses on the energy transition in China, Brazil and India, as well as the UK and the EU. I'm involved in developing a submodel of E3ME-FTT for flexibility and storage to gain a better understanding of the diffusion of high shares of variable renewables.

Career

PhD

I did my PhD within mathematics in the Exeter Climate Systems group with Peter Cox and Mark Williamson. My PhD involved finding a theoretical basis for emergent constraints and improving (statistical) techniques. Emergent constraints are emergent relationships that appear when you have a group of different climate models (an ensemble) in which relationship appears between a variable of past climate and a variable of future climate. Using measurements of the first allows us to exploit this relationship and get a better estimate of our future climate. A theoretical basis is needed to prevent data mining. My focus was on decadal variability, historical warming and climate sensitivity.

Bachelor and Master

I completed my Bachelor in Physics and Astronomy at Utrecht University, spending half a year doing modules in biology and geology at the University of Murcia in Spain. My Master's was in Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Climate Physics.  For my master's thesis I worked together with Henk Dijkstra on finding a dynamical underpinning for emergent constraints using linear response theory.

Research

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Nijsse FJMM, Cox PM, Williamson MS (2020). Emergent constraints on transient climate response. (TCR) and equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) from historical warming in CMIP5 and CMIP6 models. Earth System Dynamics, 11(3), 737-750. Abstract.
Nijsse F, Cox PM, Huntingford C, Williamson M (2019). Decadal global temperature variability increases strongly with climate sensitivity. Nature Climate Change, 9, 598-601. Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Nijsse FJMM, Cox PM, Williamson MS (In Press). An emergent constraint on Transient Climate Response from simulated historical warming in CMIP6 models.  Abstract.
Nijsse FJMM, Cox PM, Williamson MS (In Press). An emergent constraint on transient warming from simulated historical warming in CMIP6 models.  Abstract.
Williamson MS, Thackeray CW, Cox PM, Hall A, Huntingford C, Nijsse FJMM (In Press). Emergent constraints on climate sensitivities.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Williamson MS, Cox PM, Nijsse FJMM (In Press). Theoretical foundations of emergent constraints: relationships between. climate sensitivity and global temperature variability in conceptual models.  Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Huntingford C, Williamson MS, Nijsse FJMM (2020). CMIP6 climate models imply high committed warming. Climatic Change, 162(3), 1515-1520. Full text.
Nijsse FJMM, Cox PM, Williamson MS (2020). Emergent constraints on transient climate response. (TCR) and equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) from historical warming in CMIP5 and CMIP6 models. Earth System Dynamics, 11(3), 737-750. Abstract.
Nijsse F, Cox PM, Huntingford C, Williamson M (2019). Decadal global temperature variability increases strongly with climate sensitivity. Nature Climate Change, 9, 598-601. Full text.
Nijsse FJMM, Dijkstra HA (2018). A mathematical approach to understanding emergent constraints. Earth System Dynamics, 9(3), 999-1012. Abstract.
Cox PM, Williamson MS, Nijsse FJMM, Huntingford C (2018). Cox et al. reply. Nature, 563(7729), E10-E15. Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Nijsse FJMM, Cox PM, Williamson MS (In Press). An emergent constraint on Transient Climate Response from simulated historical warming in CMIP6 models.  Abstract.
Nijsse FJMM, Cox PM, Williamson MS (In Press). An emergent constraint on transient warming from simulated historical warming in CMIP6 models.  Abstract.
Williamson MS, Thackeray CW, Cox PM, Hall A, Huntingford C, Nijsse FJMM (In Press). Emergent constraints on climate sensitivities.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Williamson MS, Cox PM, Nijsse FJMM (In Press). Theoretical foundations of emergent constraints: relationships between. climate sensitivity and global temperature variability in conceptual models.  Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2020

Huntingford C, Williamson MS, Nijsse FJMM (2020). CMIP6 climate models imply high committed warming. Climatic Change, 162(3), 1515-1520. Full text.
Nijsse FJMM, Cox PM, Williamson MS (2020). Emergent constraints on transient climate response. (TCR) and equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) from historical warming in CMIP5 and CMIP6 models. Earth System Dynamics, 11(3), 737-750. Abstract.

2019

Nijsse F, Cox PM, Huntingford C, Williamson M (2019). Decadal global temperature variability increases strongly with climate sensitivity. Nature Climate Change, 9, 598-601. Full text.

2018

Nijsse FJMM, Dijkstra HA (2018). A mathematical approach to understanding emergent constraints. Earth System Dynamics, 9(3), 999-1012. Abstract.
Cox PM, Williamson MS, Nijsse FJMM, Huntingford C (2018). Cox et al. reply. Nature, 563(7729), E10-E15. Author URL.

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