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Dr Amanda Maycock

Dr Amanda Maycock

NERC Independent Research Fellow

University Academic Fellow in Climate Dynamics

National Centre for Atmospheric Science


Please note I am now based in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, UK.

I am a NERC Independent Research Fellow and University Academic Fellow in Climate Dynamics. I previously held an AXA Research Fellowship at the University of Cambridge where I worked in the group of Prof John Pyle.

See my CV. (updated September 2015)


Sep 2015 - present: NERC Independent Research Fellow, University of Leeds.

Sep 2015 - present: University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds.

Jun 2014 - present: NCAS Research Scientist, University of Cambridge.

Oct 2013 - Sept 2015: Junior Research Fellow, St Catharine's College, Cambridge.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2015: AXA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Cambridge.

Jul 2012 - Jun 2013: Research Associate, University of Cambridge.

Jan - Jul 2012: Research Associate, NCAS-Climate, University of Oxford/Reading.


2012: Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Reading.

2008: M.Sc. Meteorology, University of Reading.

2006: M.Phys. Physics with Astrophysics, University of Manchester.

Research Interests

Stratosphere-troposphere interaction.

Chemical-radiative-dynamical couplings in the climate system.

Key Publications


  1. Joshi, M. M., Webb, M. J., Maycock, A. C., and Collins, M. (2010). Stratospheric water vapour and high climate sensitivity in a version of the HadSM3 climate model , Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 7161-7167, DOI: 10.5194/acp-10-7161-2010


  1. Maycock, A.C., Keeley, S.P.E., Charlton-Perez, A.J. and Doblas-Reyes, F.J. (2011) Stratospheric circulation in seasonal forecasting models: Implications for seasonal prediction . Clim. Dyn., 36 (1-2), 309-321, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-009-0665-x
  2. Maycock, A. C., Shine, K. P., and Joshi, M. M. (2011). The temperature response to stratospheric water vapour changes , Q. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 137 (657), 1070-1082, DOI: 10.1002/qj.822.


  1. Maycock, A. C. and Shine, K. P. (2012). Stratospheric water vapor and climate: sensitivity to the representation in radiation codes, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D13102, DOI: 10.1029/2012JD017484 .


  1. Maycock, A. C., Joshi, M. M., Shine, K. P., and Scaife, A. A. (2013). The circulation response to idealized changes in stratospheric water vapor, J. Clim., 26, 545-561, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00155.1.


  1. Maycock, A. C., Joshi, M. M., Shine, K. P., S. M. Davis and K. H. Rosenlof. The potential impact of changes in lower stratospheric water vapour on stratospheric temperatures over the past 30 years, Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 140, 2176–2185, DOI: 10.1002/qj.2287.
  2. Banerjee, A., A. T. Archibald, A. C. Maycock, P. J. Telford, N. L. Abraham, X. Yang, P. Braesicke, J. A. Pyle, Lightning NOx, a key chemistry-climate interaction: impacts of future climate change and consequences for tropospheric oxidising capacity, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9871-9881, 2014, DOI:10.5194/acp-14-9871-2014.
  3. Nowack P. J., N. L. Abraham, A. C. Maycock, P. Braesicke, J. Gregory, M. M. Joshi, A. Osprey, J. A. Pyle, A large ozone-circulation feedback and its implications for global warming assessments, Nature Climate Change, 5, 41-45, 2014, DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2451.


  1. Maycock, A. C., S. Ineson, L. J. Gray, A. A. Scaife, J. A. Anstey, M. Lockwood, N. Butchart, S. C. Hardiman, D. M. Mitchell, S. M. Osprey, Possible impacts of a future Grand Solar Minimum on regional surface climate: Stratospheric and global circulation changes, J. Geophys. Res., 2015, DOI: 10.1002/2014JD022022.
  2. Ineson, S., A. C. Maycock, L. J. Gray, A. A. Scaife, N. J. Dunstone, J. W. Harder, J. R. Knight, M. Lockwood, J. C. Manners, R. A. Wood. Regional Climate Impacts of a Possible Future Grand Solar Minimum, Nature Communications, 6, 2015, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8535.
  3. S. C Hardiman, I. A. Boutle, A. C. Bushell, N. Butchart, M. J. P. Cullen, P. R. Field, K. Furtado, J. C. Manners, S. F. Milton, C. J. Morcrette, F. M. O’Connor, B. J. Shipway, C. Smith, D. N. Walters, K. D. Williams, N. Wood, N. L. Abraham, J. M. Keeble, A. C. Maycock, J. Thuburn, M. T. Woodhouse, Processes controlling tropical tropopause temperature and stratospheric water vapour in climate models, J. Clim., 2015, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0075.1.
  4. N. R. P. Harris, B. Hassler, F. Tummon, G. E. Bodeker, D. Hubert, I. Petropavlovsikh, W. Steinbrecht, J. Anderson, P. K. Bhartia, C. D. Boone, A. Bourassa, S. M. Davis, D. Degenstein, A. Delcloo, S. M. Frith, L. Froidevaux, S. Godin-Beekmann, N. Jones, M. J. Kurylo, E. Kyrola, M. Laine, S.T. Leblanc, J.C. Lambert, E. Mahieu, A. C. Maycock, M. de Maziere, A. Parrish, R. Querel, K. H. Rosenlof, C. Roth, C. Sioris, B. Liley, J. Staehelin, R. S. Stolarski, R. Stubi, J. Tamminen, C. Vigouroux, K. Walker, H. J. Wang, J. Wild, and J. M. Zawodny, Past changes in the Vertical Distribution of Ozone, Part III: Analysis and Interpretation of Trends, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 2015, DOI:10.5194/acpd-15-8565-2015.


  1. Maycock A. C., P. Hitchcock. Do split and displacement stratospheric sudden warmings have different annular mode signatures? Geophys. Res. Lett., revised 10/15.
  2. Banerjee, A., A. C. Maycock, A. T. Archibald, N. L. Abraham, P. J. Telford, P. Braesicke and J. Pyle, Significance of stratosphere-troposphere exchange on future changes in global, tropospheric ozone between year 2000 and 2100,  Atmos. Chem. Phys. Diss., submitted 10/15.
  3. Joshi, M., R. von Glasow, R. Smith, C. G. M. Paxton, A C. Maycock, D. Lunt, P. Markwick, Global warming and ocean stratification caused by large extraterrestrial impacts, submitted 07/15.
  4. Maycock, A. C., K. Matthes, S. Tegtmeier, R. Thieblemont, L. Hood, The representation of solar cycle signals in stratospheric ozone. Part I: A comparison of satellite observations,  Atmos. Chem. Phys. Diss., submitted 10/15.

In preparation

  1. Maycock, A. C., K. Matthes, S. Tegtmeier, R. Thieblemont, L. Hood, The representation of solar cycle signals in stratospheric ozone. Part II: A comparison of global models,  Atmos. Chem. Phys. Diss., to be submitted. 
  2. Bednarz, E. M., A. C. Maycock, N. L. Abraham, P. Braesicke, P. J. Telford, J. A. Pyle, Future Arctic ozone recovery: the importance of chemistry and dynamics, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Diss., to be submitted.
  3. Bednarz, E. M. et al., The representation of solar cycle signals in stratospheric ozone. Part III: Implications for the modeling the response to solar variability,  Atmos. Chem. Phys. Diss., to be submitted.

Book chapters

  1. Maycock, A. C., and S. Misios, Bottom-up versus top-down mechanisms for solar-climate coupling, TOSCA Handbook, 2015, in press.

Media engagement

  1. Scientific profile. University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry magazine, Spring 2013, pg 9.
  2. 'Why we're definitely not headed for another Ice Age', Newsweek feature, August 2014.
  3. Cambridge Science Festival speaker spotlight: Dr Amanda Maycock, March 2015.
  4. 'Using supercomputers to understand the weather', Cambridge News feature, May 2015.