Andrew Sturman

Andrew Sturman

Beatrice Tinsley Rm 301

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

  • Pohl B., Sturman A., Renwick J., Quénol H., Fauchereau N., Lorrey A. and Pergaud J. (2023) Precipitation and temperature anomalies over Aotearoa New Zealand analysed by weather types and descriptors of atmospheric centres of action. International Journal of Climatology 43(1): 331-353.
  • Mukherjee S., Lohani P., Tiwari A. and Sturman A. (2021) Impacts of terrain on convective surface layer turbulence over central Himalaya based on Monin–Obukhov similarity theory. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 225
  • POHL B., LORREY A., STURMAN A., QUÉNOL H., RENWICK J., FAUCHEREAU N. and PERGAUD J. (2021) "Beyond weather regimes": Descriptors monitoring atmospheric centers of action-a case study for aotearoa new zealand. Journal of Climate 34(20): 8341-8360.
  • Parker AK., de Cortázar-Atauri IG., Trought MCT., Destrac A., Agnew R., Sturman A. and van Leeuwen C. (2020) Adaptation to climate change by determining grapevine cultivar differences using temperature-based phenology models. Oeno One 54(4): 955-974.
  • Pretorius I., Sturman A., Strand T., Katurji M. and Pearce G. (2020) A meteorological study of the port hills fire, christchurch, New Zealand. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 59(2): 263-280.