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Dr James Renwick
Victoria University of Wellington
Professor, Physical Geography
Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600, WELLINGTON 6140
+64-4-463 4719

I have around 30 years' experience in weather and climate research, starting as a forecaster with the Met. Service. I was involved in writing the IPCC 4th Assessment Report, and am participating in writing the 5th Assessment Report through the end of 2013.

Large-scale climate variability, climate dynamics, climate change research. I enjoy statistical data analysis and am especially keen on matrix algebra and analysis of large multivariate data sets. I am interested in weather and climate forecasting on all time scales, from days to centuries.

Publications by James Renwick

Foster, G, Annan JD, Jones PD, Mann ME, Mullan B, Renwick J, Salinger J, Schmidt GA, Trenberth KE. 2010. Comment on “Influence of the Southern Oscillation on tropospheric temperature” by J. D. McLean, C. R. de Freitas, and R. M. Carter. Journal of Geophysical Research. 115: doi:10.1029/2009JD012960
Kidston, J, Dean SM, Renwick JA, Vallis GK. 2010. A robust increase in the eddy length scale in the simulation of future climates. Geophysical Research Letters. 37: doi:10.1029/2009GL041615
Kidston, J, Frierson DMW, Renwick JA. 2010. On the dynamical mechanism of mid-latitude jet stream variability and annular modes. Journal of Climate. : in press
McKerchar, AI, Renwick JA, Schmidt J. 2010. Diminishing streamflows on the east coast of the South Island New Zealand and linkage to climate variability and change. New Zealand Journal of Hydrology. 49: 1-14
McGlone, MS, Turney CSM, Wilmshurst JM, Renwick J, Pahnke K. 2010. Divergent Holocene land and sea temperatures over the southern ocean. Nature Geoscience. : accepted
Renwick, JA, Mladenov P, Purdie J, McKerchar A, Jamieson D. 2010. The effects of climate variability and change upon renewable electricity in New Zealand. Climate Change Adaptation in New Zealand: Future scenarios and some sectoral perspectives. : 136