Andrew Sturman

ConsultantAndrew Sturman

Professor
Geography Psychology Rm 347
Internal Phone: 94130

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Atmospheric processes and phenomena of a range of spatial and temporal scales, particularly synoptic and sub-synoptic scale meteorology and climatology. A key research focus is investigation of the effects of the Earth’s surface on the atmosphere near the ground and applications to human activity.Specific recent topics include: wind and storm hazards (legal insurance work); the modelling and measurement of air pollution and dust dispersion; meteorological and climatological applications in agriculture, such as frost protection and the selection of sites for vineyard development; evaluating wind energy potential in regions of complex terrain and short term prediction of wind energy generation; and investigation of the processes controlling the thermal environment of coral reefs.

Recent Publications

  • Quénol H., De Cortazar Atauri IG., Bois B., Sturman A., Bonnardot V., Le Roux R. and Ollat N. (2017) Which climatic modeling to assess climate change impacts on vineyards? Journal International des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin 51(2): 91-97. http://dx.doi.org/10.20870/oeno-one.2016.0.0.1869.
  • Soltanzadeh I., Bonnardot V., Sturman A., Quénol H. and Zawar-Reza P. (2017) Assessment of the ARW-WRF model over complex terrain: the case of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin district of South Africa. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 129(3-4): 1407-1427. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00704-016-1857-z.
  • Sturman A., Zawar-Reza P., Soltanzadeh I., Katurji M., Bonnardot V., Parker AK., Trought MCT., Quénol H., Le Roux R. and Gendig E. (2017) The application of high-resolution atmospheric modelling to weather and climate variability in vineyard regions. Journal International des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin 51(2): 99-105. http://dx.doi.org/10.20870/oeno-one.2016.0.0.1538.
  • Le Roux R., Katurji MM., Zawar-Reza P., de Resseguier L., Sturman AP., van Leeuwen C., Parker A., Trought M. and Quenol H. (2016) A fine scale approach to map bioclimatic indices using and comparing dynamical and geostatistical methods. Willamette Valley, OR, USA: 11th International Terroir Congress, 10-14 Jul 2016.
  • Alizadeh-Choobari O., Sturman A. and Zawar-Reza P. (2015) Global distribution of mineral dust and its impact on radiative fluxes as simulated by WRF-Chem. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 127(6): 635-648. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-015-0390-4.