Profile pictures left to right of Dr Enric Aguilar, Dr William Collins, Dr Christopher White and Prof Renguang Wu.

New Senior Editorial Team for the International Journal of Climatology

24 May 2021

We are pleased to introduce the new senior editorial team for the International Journal of Climatology, which has taken over Dr Radan Huth's leadership role.

The team consists of two Editors in Chief – Dr Enric Aguilar and Dr William Collins, who will oversee the strategic direction for the journal; and two Deputy Editors – Dr Christopher White and Prof Renguang Wu.

Alison Brown, Head of Publishing at the Royal Meteorological Society, said: “The combined research interests and international reach of Bill, Enric, Randy and Chris, as well as their experiences working on the Society’s and other journals, complement each other very well and they will make a strong leadership team for the journal.”

Dr Enric Aguilar

Enric's PhD was on Antarctica's Climate and is Head of the Geography Department and Senior Researcher at the Center for Climate Change at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain.

His research covers climate data stewardship, including quality control and homogenization, climate change indices and climate services. He led the INDECIS project and has been heavily involved with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as a leader and member of various education, training and climate panels.

Dr William Collins

Bill is the Director of the Climate and Ecological Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Professor in Residence in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is an internationally recognised expert in climate modelling and climate change science. His personal research concerns the interactions among greenhouse gases and aerosols, the coupled climate system, and global environmental change. 

Bill is a Fellow of various organisations and has received several prestigious awards. He was a Lead Author on the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for which the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and has and will serve as Lead Author and Coordinating Lead Author on the Fifth and upcoming Sixth Assessments. 

Dr Christopher White

Christopher is Head of the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

He leads a research group that focuses on the drivers of extreme weather and their impacts on the built and natural environments. The group also looks at the wider application and utility of weather and climate information and knowledge for decision-making and climate resilience.

His research is cross-disciplinary, covering hydroclimatology, weather and climate prediction, sectoral applications and climate services, and risk management. His interests include the emerging fields of compound events and multi-hazards, impact-based forecasting, and the prediction and application of predictions on extended-range weather and climatic timescales. He has particular expertise in the application of sub-seasonal-to-seasonal predictions, leading several international publications and projects in the field.

Prof Renguang Wu

Renguang is a professor in the School of Earth Sciences of Zhejiang University.

He received his PhD in meteorology from the University of Hawaii in 1999. He was a research scientist in the Center-for-Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a professor at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

His research areas include atmosphere-ocean-land interactions, climate variability and climate change, monsoon-ocean interactions, tropospheric biennial oscillation, mechanism and predictability of droughts, and aerosol-precipitation-circulation inter-relationship.

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