Philip D Jones


Director of Research
Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia

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Recent publications:

Thompson, D.W.J., Kennedy, J.J., Wallace, J.M. and Jones, P.D., 2008:
A large discontinuity in the mid-twentieth century in observed global-mean surface temperature.
Nature 453, 646-649.

Jones, P.D., Lister, D.H. and Li, Q., 2008:
Urbanization effects in large-scale temperature records, with an emphasis on China.
J. Geophys. Res. 113, D16122, doi:10.1029/2008/JD009916.

Jones, P.D., Briffa, K.R., Osborn, T.J., Lough, J.M., van Ommen, T.D., Vinther, B.M., Luterbacher, J., Wahl, E.R., Zwiers, F.W., Mann, M.E., Schmidt, G.A., Ammann, C.M., Buckley, B.M., Cobb, K.M., Esper, J., Goosse, H., Graham, N., Jansen, E., Kiefer, T., Kull, C., Küttel, M., Mosley-Thompson, E., Overpeck, J.T., Riedwyl, N., Schulz, M., Tudhope, A.W., Villalba, R., Wanner, H., Wolff, E. and Xoplaki, E., 2009:
High-resolution paleoclimatology of the last millennium: a review of current status and future prospects,
Holocene 19, 3-49.

Simmons, A.J., Willett, K.M., Jones, P.D., Thorne, P.W. and Dee, D., 2010:
Low-frequency variations in surface atmospheric humidity, temperature and precipitation: Inferences from reanalyses and monthly gridded observational datasets.
J. Geophys. Res. 115, D01110, doi:10.1029/2009JD012442.

Vinther, B.M., Jones, P.D., Briffa, K.R., Clausen, H.B., Andersen, K.K., Dahl-Jensen, D. and Johnsen, S.I., 2010:
Climatic signals in multiple highly resolved stable isotope records from Greenland.
Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 522-538.

Jones, P.D. and Wigley, T.M.L., 2010:
Estimation of global temperature trends: What’s important and what isn’t.
Climatic Change 100, 59-69.

Thompson, D.W.J., Wallace, J.M., Kennedy, J.M. and Jones, P.D., 2010:
An abrupt drop in Northern Hemisphere sea surface temperature around 1970.
Nature, 467 444-447 doi:10.1038/nature09394.

Compo GP, Whitaker JS, Sardeshmukh PD, Matsui N, Allan RJ, Yin X, Gleason Jr BE, Vose RS, Rutledge G, Bessemoulin P, Brönnimann S, Brunet M, Crouthamel RI, Grant AN, Groisman PY, Jones PD, Kruk MC, Kruger AC, Marshall GJ, Maugeri M, Mok HY, Nordli Ø, Ross TF, Trigo RM, Wang XL, Woodruff SD, Worley SJ. 2011: 
The Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project.
Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. 137: 1-28. DOI:10.1002/qj.776.

Jones, P.D., Lister, D.H., Osborn, T.J., Harpham, C., Salmon, M., Morice, C.P. 2012:
Hemispheric and large-scale land surface air temperature variations: An extensive revision and an update to 2010.
J. Geophys. Res. 117, D05127, doi:10.1029/2011JD017139.

Morice, C.P., Kennedy, J.J., Rayner, N.A. and Jones, P.D., 2012:
Quantifying uncertainties in global and regional temperature change using an ensemble of observational estimates: the HadCRUT4 dataset.
Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, D08101, doi:10.1029/2011JD017187.