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Dr Samantha Ferrett

Associate Research Fellow


Telephone: 01392 726403

Extension: (Streatham) 6403

I'm an Associate Research Fellow working with Mat Collins on the Climate Science for Climate services Partnership: China Project. My work involves assessment of Tropical Pacific mean climate and El Nino Southern Oscillation feedbacks and teleconnections in coupled climate models. My work aims to quantify inter-model variations in associated atmospheric and oceanic processes, and improve understanding of links between such biases, thus aiding future climate model development.


My PhD work was also based at the University of Exeter and focussed on similar feedback assessment using the Bjerknes stability index, a metric incorporating a number of ocean-atmosphere feedbacks. This work was carried out using a HadCM3 perturbed-physics ensemble rather than a multi-model ensemble and also looked at ENSO feedback responses to a warming climate.




Ferrett, S., M. Collins and H.-L. Ren, 2017: Diagnosing relationships between mean state biases and El Niño shortwave feedback in CMIP5 models. J. Clim (In Press)

Ferrett, S., M. Collins and H.-L. Ren, 2017: Understanding bias in the Evaporative Damping of El Niño Southern Oscillation Events in CMIP5 models. J. Clim. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0748.1

Ferrett, S., and M. Collins, 2016: ENSO Feedbacks and their Relationships with the Mean State in a Flux Adjusted Ensemble. Clim. Dyn. doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3270-9

Guilyardi, E., H. Bellenger, M. Collins, S. Ferrett, W. Cai and A. Wittenberg, 2012: A First Look at ENSO in CMIP5. CLIVAR Exchanges, No. 58, Vol. 17(1), 29-32.