Bradfield Lyon

Research interests

My research is focused on gaining a better physical understanding of the drivers of major climate fluctuations and climate extremes on timescales ranging from sub-seasonal to modern climate change.  This includes examining the roles of internal dynamics, tropical-extratropical and Arctic-midlatitude interactions and atmospheric interactions with the land surface in generating observed climate extremes such as drought and heat waves.  These studies utilize a wide range of climate observations, climate model output and idealized climate model experiments.  I am also interested in exploring the impacts of climate variations and modern climate change on society, including the energy, water and agriculture sectors.