Dr Jo Browse
Lecturer in Physical Geography


I am a lecturer in physical geography on the Cornwall campus (Penryn) with a background in physics and computational science.  I am a climate and atmospheric modeler interested in Arctic atmospheric composition and I develop complex models to forecast the evolving Arctic environment. At Penryn, I teach a third-year research-led module on ‘Arctic climate change’. I also run both the first-year tutorial and second year research method modules. In 2017 I was appointed as a British representative to the International Arctic Science Committee (Atmospheric working group).

Broad research specialisms:

Current Arctic warming is unprecedented due to rising CO2, with sea-ice free conditions forecast by 2050. Sea-ice retreat will impact mid-latitude weather, devastate the ecosystem and threaten Arctic indigenous peoples. My research aims to understand how different components of the Arctic climate system including ice, ocean, atmosphere, and vegetation, will change and interact to accelerate or mitigate Arctic warming. I study the coupled Arctic climate system using complex models and an expanding network of Arctic real-world observations to quantify and constrain model uncertainty.

My end game is to develop state-of-the-art earth system models to accurately
forecast the evolving Arctic environment.


Bsci., Physics, University of Edinburgh, 2008
PhD., Atmospheric science, University of Leeds, 2012

Contact details

Tel+44 (0)1326 253720
AddressPeter Lanyon Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
Treliever Road
TR10 9FE
Office hours

Monday 5-6pm

Tuesday 11-12am

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