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Dr James Screen

Senior Lecturer (E&R) (Proleptic)


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Dr Screen is a Senior Research Fellow in the Climate Dynamics group within the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. He current research focuses on the climate of the Polar Regions and how Arctic sea-ice loss influences mid-latitude weather and climate. His work has significantly advanced scientific understanding of the causes, and global effects, of rapid Arctic climate change. Dr Screen is an internationally recognised expert in modelling the climate response to Arctic sea ice changes.

Dr Screen held a prestigous NERC Fellowship from 2012-2015. His acheivements have been recognized by the awards of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences Early Career Scientist Medal in 2013 and a Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2015.

Research Interests

  • Climate variability and change
  • Arctic Amplification, its causes and impacts
  • Role of sea ice in the climate system
  • Climate impacts of Arctic sea ice loss

Selected Publications

A full list of publications and citations can be found here.


  • Screen, J.A., 2016: Simulated atmospheric response to regional and pan-Arctic sea ice loss, J. Clim., in revision.
  • Overland, J.E., K. Dethloff, J.A. Francis, R.J. Hall, E. Hanna, S.-J. Kim, J.A. Screen, T.G. Shepherd & T. Vihma, 2016: Nonlinear response of midlatitude weather to the changing Arctic: A way forward, Nature Clim. Change, revision submitted.