Simon Parsons

Post Doctoral FellowSimon Parsons

Internal Phone: 92148

Research Interests

I am currently focused on the Cloud and Aerosol Satellite Simulator project within New Zealand's Deep South Challenge. This work involves analyzing cloud properties from the New Zealand Earth System Model (NZESM) and observations from satellites. The goal of this endeavour is to refine the cloud portrayal in the NZESM and improve the models performance in the Southern Hemisphere.

Recent Publications

  • Parsons S., McDonald A., Varma V. and Schuddeboom A. (2017) Investigation of Regional Cloud Regimes using ISCCP and HadGEM3 GA7. Tokyo: 2017 CFMIP Meeting on Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation & Climate Sensitivity, 25-28 Sep 2017
  • Parsons S., McDonald A., Varma V., Gettelman A., Cassano J. and Bodas-Salcedo A. (2017) Satellite Simulator Evaluation of NZESM: A like for like methodology. Wellington: Deep South Challenge, 4 Sep 2107-6 Sep 2017
  • McDonald AJ., Cassano JJ., Jolly B., Parsons S. and Schuddeboom A. (2016) An automated satellite cloud classification scheme using self-organizing maps: Alternative ISCCP weather states. Journal of Geophysical Research 121(21): 13-030. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JD025199.
  • Parsons S., Renwicka JA. and McDonald AJ. (2016) An assessment of future southern hemisphere blocking using CMIP5 projections from four GCMs. Journal of Climate 29(21): 7599-7611. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0754.1.
  • Coggins JHJ., Parsons S. and Schiel D. (2015) An assessment of the ocean wave climate of New Zealand as represented in Kidson's synoptic types. International Journal of Climatology http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.4507.