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Dr Leanne Wake

Senior Lecturer

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

I am an Earth system scientist who has broad interests in improving the simulation of a range of geophysical processes in Earth-land-atmosphere system.

Leanne Wake

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I am interested in the representation of a broad range of Earth system processes in computational models. My recent work has focussed on understanding land-atmosphere interactions in the boreal forest zone and how they impact snow cover. My research also has strong focus on the recent (Holocene) behaviour of the Greenland Ice Sheet and regional sea level change

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Effect of forest canopy structure on wintertime Land Surface Albedo: Evaluating CLM5 simulations with in-situ measurements, Malle, J., Rutter, N., Webster, C., Mazzotti, G., Wake, L., Jonas, T. 16 May 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
  • A Theory of Change for improving children's perceptions, aspirations and uptake of STEM careers, Davenport, C., Dele-Ajayi, O., Emembolu, I., Morton, R., Padwick, A., Portas, A., Sanderson, J., Shimwell, J., Stonehouse, J., Strachan, R., Wake, L., Wells, G., Woodward, J. 8 Jan 2020, In: Research in Science Education
  • Effect of snow microstructure variability on Ku-band radar snow water equivalent retrievals, Rutter, N., Sandells, M., Derksen, C., King, J., Toose, P., Wake, L., Watts, T., Essery, R., Roy, A., Royer, A., Marsh, P., Larsen, C., Sturm, M. 19 Nov 2019, In: The Cryosphere
  • Simulated single-layer forest canopies delay Northern Hemisphere snowmelt, Todt, M., Rutter, N., Fletcher, C., Wake, L. 25 Nov 2019, In: The Cryosphere
  • Greenland Blocking Index daily series 1851-2015: analysis of changes in extremes and links with North Atlantic and UK climate variability and change, Hanna, E., Hall, R., Cropper, T., Ballinger, T., Wake, L., Mote, T., Cappelen, J. Jul 2018, In: International Journal of Climatology
  • Simulation of longwave enhancement in boreal and montane forests, Todt, M., Rutter, N., Fletcher, C., Wake, L., Bartlett, P., Jonas, T., Kropp, H., Loranty, M., Webster, C. Dec 2018, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
  • Microstructure representation of snow in coupled snowpack and microwave emission models, Sandells, M., Essery, R., Rutter, N., Wake, L., Leppänen, L., Lemmetyinen, J. 27 Jan 2017, In: The Cryosphere
  • Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) in Greenland: A Review, Wake, L., Lecavalier, B., Bevis, M. Sep 2016, In: Current Climate Change Reports
  • Assessment of current methods of positive degree-day calculation using in situ observations from glaciated regions, Wake, L., Marshall, S. Mar 2015, In: Journal of Glaciology
  • Near-field sea-level variability in northwest Europe and ice sheet stability during the last interglacial, Long, A., Barlow, N., Busschers, F., Cohen, K., Gehrels, W., Wake, L. 15 Oct 2015, In: Quaternary Science Reviews

PGR Supervision

Michael Cullum Drivers of Greenland Ice Sheet mass balance during the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 10/05/2019

Qualifications

  • Geography PhD February 15 2010
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017


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