High-resolution atmospheric modelling, land-atmosphere interactions, micrometeorology, snow hydrology
Active research projects:
Carbon Cycling Linkages of Permafrost Systems (CYCLOPS), Williams, M. & Essery, R. 1/08/12-31/01/16, NERC
Adaptation and Resilience in Energy Systems (ARIES), Harrison, G., Essery, R., Chick, J., Venugopal, V. & Kerr, A. 1/11/11-31/10/1, EPSRC
NERC Support for Geophysical Equipment Facility (GEF) at the University of Edinburgh, Essery, R. 1/04/09-31/03/16, NERC
Essery, R., Kontu, A., Lemmetyinen, J., Dumont, M. and Ménard, C.B., 2016. A 7-year dataset for driving and evaluating snow models at an arctic site (Sodankylä, Finland).
Ménard, C.B., Essery, R. and Pomeroy, J., 2014. Modelled sensitivity of the snow regime to topography, shrub fraction and shrub height. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18(6), pp.2375-2392.
Hancock, S., Essery, R., Reid, T., Carle, J., Baxter, R., Rutter, N. and Huntley, B., 2014. Characterising forest gap fraction with terrestrial lidar and photography: An examination of relative limitations. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 189, pp.105-114.
Reid, T.D., Spencer, M., Huntley, B., Hancock, S., Essery, R.L.H., Carle, J., Holden, R., Baxter, R. and Rutter, N., 2014. Spatial quantification of leafless canopy structure in a boreal birch forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 188, pp.1-12.
Spencer, M., Essery, R., Chambers, L. and Hogg, S., 2014. The historical snow survey of Great Britain: digitised data for Scotland. Scottish Geographical Journal, 130(4), pp.252-265.