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Dr. Scott Hosking - Profile

photo of Dr. Scott Hosking Global Climate Modeller

+44 (0)1223 221400

British Antarctic Survey
Madingley Road, High Cross
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0ET United Kingdom


I am a climate scientist at the British Antarctic Survey and part of the Climate Variability and Modelling research group, led by Prof. John Turner. I use global coupled-climate and regional atmospheric models to study dynamical and chemical processes, bridging between global and local scales. The primary aim of my work is to identify and understand the key mechanisms that drive climate variability in the polar regions.

Research Interests

  • Drivers of recent climate change observed over West Antarctica
  • Interaction between global-scale dynamics and polar meteorology
  • The Antarctic ozone-hole and stratospheric ozone recovery over the coming century
  • Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSCs), halocarbon and ozone chemistry
  • troposphere-stratosphere coupling and transport
  • Tropical-Polar teleconnections

Research Projects

Co-Investigator, Work Package Leader — Large NERC Grant, "Ice shelves in a warming world: Filchner Ice Shelf system, Antarctica" (PI Hugh Corr), £3.7M, 2015-2020

PhD Supervisor — Michelle McCrystall, "Teleconnections between the tropics and the Arctic", April 2014-


Ph.D in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Cambridge.
Supervisor: Prof. John Pyle FRS
Thesis: "The impact of deep convection on the structure of, and transport through, the tropical tropopause layer (2010)" with focus on the transport of halogenated short-lived compounds and their role in stratospheric ozone chemistry.

MChem (Hons) in Chemistry, Bangor University.