Dr Emily Shuckburgh is a Fellow at British Antarctic Survey and Director of the Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative at the University of Cambridge. Until April 2019 she led the national research programme on the Southern Ocean and its role in climate (ORCHESTRA), and was deputy head of the Polar Oceans Team and head of the Data Science Group at British Antarctic Survey. She is now based at the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge, where is also a fellow of Darwin College, a fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and an associate fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy. In the past she has worked at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and at MIT. She is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and co-chair of their Climate Science Communications Group. She has also acted as an advisor to the UK Government on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council. In 2016 she was awarded an OBE for services to science and the public communication of science. She is co-author with HRH The Prince of Wales and Tony Juniper of the Ladybird Book on Climate Change.
1994 BA Mathematics, Magdalen College, Oxford University
1995 Part III Mathematics Tripos, Trinity College, Cambridge University
1999 PhD, Atmospheric Dynamics, Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University
1999 Senior Rouse Ball Scholar, Trinity College, Cambridge
2000-03 Research Fellow, Darwin College, Cambridge
2000 Post-doctoral Research Associate, European Ozone Co-ordinating Unit, University of Cambridge
2001-03 EC Marie Curie Research Fellow, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
2003- Fellow in Mathematics, Darwin College, Cambridge
2003-06 Director, Geophysical and Environmental Fluid Dynamics Summer School, Dept Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
2005 Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2006-09 NERC Research Fellow, British Antarctic Survey
2009-15 Head, Open Oceans, British Antarctic Survey
2010-13 Scientific Advisor to Dept of Energy and Climate Change
2015-19 Deputy-Head, Polar Oceans, British Antarctic Survey
2019- Director, Carbon Neutral Futures Initiative, University of Cambridge
2001-09 Director, Weather Informatics Ltd
1999 British Association Media Fellow at BBC Tomorrow’s World
Co-Chair Climate Science Communications Group, Royal Meteorological Society
Fellow, Darwin College, Cambridge
Fellow, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, University of Cambridge
Associate Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge
Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society
Fellow, Royal Society for the Arts
General Interest Publications
Haynes, P.H., Poet, D.A., Shuckburgh, E.F., Transport and mixing in kinematic and dynamically-consistent flows, J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 3640-3651, 2007.
Marshall, J., Shuckburgh, E., Jones, H., Hill, C., Estimates and implications of surface eddy diffusivity in the southern ocean derived from tracer transport , J. Phys. Oceanog., 36, 1806-1821, 2006.
Shuckburgh, E. F., and Haynes, P. H., Diagnosing transport and mixing using a tracer-based coordinate system , Physics of Fluids, 15, 3342-3357, 2003.
Scott, R. T., et al., Stretching rates and equivalent length near the tropopause. J. Geophys. Res., 108, 4394, 2003.
Baldwin, M. P., et al., Weather from the Stratosphere? Science, 301, 317-319, 2003.
Shuckburgh, E. F., et al., The influence of the quasi-biennial oscillation on isentropic transport and mixing in the tropics and subtropics. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 14,327-14,338, 2001.
Lee, A. M., et al., The impact of the mixing properties within the Antarctic stratospheric vortex on ozone loss in spring. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 3,203-3,211, 2001.
Haynes, P. H. and Shuckburgh, E. F., Effective diffusivity as a measure of atmospheric transport, Part I: stratosphere. J. Geophys. Res., 105, 22,777-22,794, 2000.
Haynes, P. H. and Shuckburgh, E. F., Effective diffusivity as a measure of atmospheric transport, Part II: troposphere and lower stratosphere. J. Geophys. Res., 105, 22,795-22,810, 2000.
Jones, Dan, Holt, Harry, Meijers, Andrew, Shuckburgh, Emily. (2019) Unsupervised clustering of Southern Ocean Argo float temperature profiles. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124. 390-402. 10.1029/2018JC014629
Hosking, J. Scott, MacLeod, D., Phillips, T., Holmes, C.R., Watson, P., Shuckburgh, E.F., Mitchell, D.. (2018) Changes in European wind energy generation potential within a 1.5°C warmer world. Environmental Research Letters, 13. 10.1088/1748-9326/aabf78
Jones, Daniel C., Forget, Gael, Sinha, Bablu, Josey, Simon A., Boland, Emma J.D., Meijers, Andrew J.S., Shuckburgh, Emily. (2018) Local and remote influences on the heat content of the Labrador Sea: an adjoint sensitivity study. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123. 2646-2667. 10.1002/2018JC013774
McKenna, Christine M., Bracegirdle, Thomas J., Shuckburgh, Emily F., Haynes, Peter H., Joshi, Manoj M.. (2018) Arctic Sea Ice Loss in Different Regions Leads to Contrasting Northern Hemisphere Impacts. Geophysical Research Letters, 45. 945-954. 10.1002/2017GL076433
Boland, Emma J.D., Bracegirdle, Thomas J., Shuckburgh, Emily F.. (2017) Assessment of sea ice-atmosphere links in CMIP5 models. Climate Dynamics, 49. 683-702. doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3367-1
Mitchell, D, AchutaRao, K, Bethke, I, Beyerle, U, Ciavarella, A, Forster, PM, Fuglestvedt, J, Gillett, N, Haustein, K, Ingram, W, Iversen, T, Kharin, V, Klingaman, N, Massey, N, Fischer, E, Schleussner, C-F, Scinocca, J, Seland, Ø, Shiogama, H, Shuckburgh, Emily, Sparrow, S, Stone, D, Uhe, P, Wallom, D, Wehner, M, Zaaboul, R. (2017) Half a degree additional warming, prognosis and projected impacts (HAPPI): background and experimental design. Geoscientific Model Development, 10. 571-583. 10.5194/gmd-10-571-2017
Jones, Daniel C., Meijers, Andrew J.S., Shuckburgh, Emily, Sallee, Jean-Baptiste, Haynes, Peter, McAufield, Ewa K., Mazloff, Matthew R.. (2016) How does Subantarctic Mode Water ventilate the Southern Hemisphere subtropics?. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121. 6558-6582. 10.1002/2016JC011680
Abalos, Marta, Legras, Bernard, Shuckburgh, Emily. (2016) Interannual variability in effective diffusivity in the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere from reanalysis data. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 142. 1847-1861. doi:10.1002/qj.2779
Wolff, Eric W., Shepherd, John G., Shuckburgh, Emily, Watson, Andrew J.. (2015) Feedbacks on climate in the Earth system: introduction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 373. doi:10.1098/rsta.2014.0428
Boland, Emma J.D., Shuckburgh, Emily, Haynes, Peter H., Ledwell, James R., Messias, Marie-José, Watson, Andrew J.. (2015) Estimating a sub-mesoscale diffusivity using a roughness measure applied to a tracer release experiment in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 45. 1610-1631. 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0047.1
Anderies, John M., Kaper, Hans G., Shuckburgh, Emily F., Zagaris, Antonios. (2015) Introduction to Focus Issue: Nonlinear Dynamics for Planet Earth. Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 25. doi:10.1063/1.4915260
Grant, Timothy, Laws, Robert, Shuckburgh, Emily. (2014) Estimating ocean currents from the shapes of laterally steered streamer arrays. First Break, 32. 57-66. 10.3997/1365-2397.2014018
Shuckburgh, Emily, Chambers, Catherine. (2014) Polar scientist: the coolest jobs on the planet. Raintree, 48 pp.
Shuckburgh, Emily. (2013) Climate change and the polar regions. Science in Parliament, 70. 14-16.
Zika, Jan D., Le Sommer, Julien, Dufour, Carolina O., Molines, Jean-Marc, Barnier, Bernard, Brasseur, Pierre, Dussin, Raphaël, Penduff, Thierry, Iudicone, Daniele, Lenton, Andrew, Madec, Gurvan, Mathiot, Pierre, Orr, James, Shuckburgh, Emily, Vivier, Frederic. (2013) Vertical Eddy Fluxes in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43. 941-955. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-0178.1
Sallee, J.-B., Shuckburgh, E., Bruneau, N., Meijers, AJ.S., Bracegirdle, T.J., Wang, Z., Roy, T.. (2013) Assessment of Southern Ocean water mass circulation and characteristics in CMIP5 models: Historical bias and forcing response. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118. 1830-1844. doi:10.1002/jgrc.20135
Sallee, J.-B., Shuckburgh, E., Bruneau, N., Meijers, A.J.S., Bracegirdle, T.J., Wang, Z.. (2013) Assessment of Southern Ocean mixed-layer depth in CMIP5 models: historical bias and forcing response. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118. 1845-1862. 10.1002/jgrc.20157
Robison, Rosie, Shuckburgh, Emily. (2013) Communicating climate science. Weather, 68. 87-87. 10.1002/wea.2088
Grant, Timothy, Laws, Robert, Shuckburgh, Emily. (2013) Inferring ocean currents from the shapes of towed seismic streamers. Extended abstract. In: 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC London, 10-13 June 2013.
Bracegirdle, Thomas J., Shuckburgh, Emily, Sallee, Jean-Baptiste, Wang, Zhaomin, Meijers, Andrew J.S., Bruneau, Nicolas, Phillips, Tony, Wilcox, Laura J.. (2013) Assessment of surface winds over the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean sectors of the Southern Ocean in CMIP5 models: historical bias, forcing response, and state dependence. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118. 547-562. doi:10.1002/jgrd.50153
Shuckburgh, Emily F.. (2012) Oceanographers’ contribution to climate modelling and prediction: progress to date and a future perspective. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 370. 5656-5681. doi:10.1098/rsta.2012.0402
Shuckburgh, Emily F.. (2012) Mapping unstable manifolds using drifters/floats in a Southern Ocean field campaign. In: ICNAAM 2012: International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, AIP, 650-653. 10.1063/1.4756218
Roscoe, Howard K., Feng, Wuhu, Chipperfield, Martyn P., Trainic, Miriam, Shuckburgh, Emily. (2012) The existence of the edge region of the Antarctic stratospheric vortex. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 117. 12 pp. 10.1029/2011JD015940
Shuckburgh, Emily. (2012) Climate scientists need to study the public, too. Research Fortnight, 400. 22-22.
Shuckburgh, Emily, Robison, Rosie, Pidgeon, Nick. Simos, TE, Psihoyios, G, Tsitouras, C, Anastassi, Z (eds.). (2012) Climate science, the public and the news media. Summary findings of a survey and focus groups conducted in the UK in March 2011. Living with Environmental Change, 56 pp.
Gille, Sarah T., Ledwell, James, Naveira-Garabato, Alberto, Speer, Kevin, Balwada, Dhruv, Brearley, Alex, Girton, James B., Griesel, Alexa, Ferrari, Raffaele, Klocker, Andreas, LaCasce, Joseph, Lazarevich, Peter, Mackay, Neill, Meredith, Michael P., Messias, Marie-José, Owens, Breck, Sallée, Jean-Baptiste, Sheen, Kathy, Shuckburgh, Emily, Smeed, David A., St.Laurent, Louis C., Toole, John M., Watson, Andrew J., Wienders, Nicolas, Zajaczkovski, Uriel. (2012) The Diapycnal and Isopycnal Mixing Experiment: A First Assessment. CLIVAR Exchanges, 58(Vol. 17(1). 46-48.
Meijers, A.J.S., Shuckburgh, E., Bruneau, N., Sallee, J.-B., Bracegirdle, T.J., Wang, Z.. (2012) Representation of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in the CMIP5 climate models and future changes under warming scenarios. Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 117. 19 pp. 10.1029/2012JC008412
Boland, Emma J. D., Thompson, Andrew F., Shuckburgh, Emily, Haynes, Peter H.. (2012) The formation of nonzonal jets over sloped topography. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42. 1635-1651. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-11-0152.1
Shuckburgh, Emily, Maze, Guillaume, Ferreira, David, Marshall, John, Jones, Helen, Hill, Chris. (2011) Mixed layer lateral eddy fluxes mediated by air-sea interaction. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41. 130-144. 10.1175/2010JPO4429.1
Shuckburgh, Emily. (2011) Weather and climate. In: Environmental hazards. The fluid dynamics and geophysics of extreme events, London, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 63-97. (Lecture Note Series, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore, ).
Moffatt, H.K., Shuckburgh, Emily (eds.). (2011) Environmental hazards. The fluid dynamics and geophysics of extreme events. London, World Scientific PublishingCo. Pte. Ltd, (Lecture Note Series, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore, 21).
Abernathey, Ryan, Marshall, John, Mazloff, Matt, Shuckburgh, Emily. (2010) Enhancement of mesoscale eddy stirring at steering levels in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40. 170-184. 10.1175/2009JPO4201.1
Nisbet, R. E. R., Fisher, R., Nimmo, R. H., Bendall, D. S., Crill, P. M., Gallego-Sala, A. V., Hornibrook, E. R. C., Lopez-Juez, E., Lowry, D., Nisbet, P. B. R, Shuckburgh, E. F., Sriskantharajah, S., Howe, C. J., Nisbet, E. G.. (2009) Emission of methane from plants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 276. 1347-1354. 10.1098/rspb.2008.1731
D'Ovidio, Francesco, Shuckburgh, Emily, Legras, Bernard. (2009) Local mixing events in the upper-troposphere and lower-stratosphere. Part I: detection with the Lyapunov diffusivity. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 66. 3678-3694. 10.1175/2009JAS2982.1
Shuckburgh, Emily, Jones, Helen, Marshall, John, Hill, Chris. (2009) Understanding the regional variability of eddy diffusivity in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39. 2011-2023. 10.1175/2009JPO4115.1
Shuckburgh, Emily, Jones, Helen, Marshall, John, Hill, Chris. (2009) Robustness of an effective diffusivity diagnostic in oceanic flows. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39. 1993-2009. 10.1175/2009JPO4122.1
Shuckburgh, Emily, D'Ovidio, Francesco, Legras, Bernard. (2009) Local mixing events in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. Part II: seasonal and interannual variability. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 66. 3695-3706. 10.1175/2009JAS2983.1
Dr. Emily Shuckburgh at Hay Festival: How will climate change affect me?
Event 25 May, 2019
Using AI to help tackle global environmental challenges
News 26 February, 2019
Funding to assess shipping emissions and climate hazards
News 13 December, 2018
Our experts comment on IPCC report
News 8 October, 2018
Hay Festival short film highlights Antarctic climate science
News 29 May, 2018
Hay Festival Trans.MISSION
Event 26 May, 2018
European wind energy generation potential in a 1.5˚C world
News 17 May, 2018
Debate: Is the UK doing enough about climate change?
Event 28 February, 2018
British Antarctic Survey Staff Appointed to Parliamentary Advisory Boards
News 7 December, 2017
Climate Scientist awarded Prestigious Mathematical prize
News 18 July, 2017
Tackling climate change: whose responsibility is it?
Event 15 March, 2017
NEWS STORY: Marine award for scientist
News 2 May, 2014
Climate science in action at DECC
News 6 May, 2011
Climate science in action at DECC
News 23 February, 2011
Animation: Climate change in Great Britain with Chris Haughton and Nicola Davies
Animation: A message from Antarctica, with Chris Haughton