Prof Peter Thorne

Geography, ICARUS

Centre Director - ICARUS
Professor of Physical Geography (Climate Science)

Laraghbryan House
4th
4.4
(087) 6122753

Biography

I am a Professor in Physical Geography (Climate Change) at Maynooth University in Ireland and Director of the Irish Climate Analysis and Research UnitS group (ICARUS). I'm on all the usual academia type things its de rigueur to be on nowadays:

I completed my PhD in 2001 at the University of East Anglia and have since worked in a mix of government, academia and research SMEs across 4 countries (UK, USA, Norway and Ireland). My main historical interests have been in the investigation of observed climate changes globally, with a particular emphasis upon temperature and humidity changes from in-situ measurements (marine, land and weather balloon). I have also undertaken publication on detection and attribution (which was the subject of my PhD thesis) and atmospheric reanalyses.

I am the Chair of the Global Climate Observing System's Atmospheric Observations Panel for Climate. I sit on and chair several Global Climate Observing System and World Meteorological Organization bodies and task teams.

I have historically been funded on various Horizon projects including GAIA-CLIM on which I was the overall lead. I am involved in various Copernicus Climate Change Service contracts, including leadership on a contract concerned with the management and provision of historical in-situ surface meteorological holdings.

For the Sixth Assessment Report cycle of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change I was a Coordinating Lead Author on the WGI contribution and a Section Facilitator for the Synthesis Report. I was also a lead author on Volume 1 and the Synthesis report for Ireland's Climate Change Assessment. 

I was an expert advisor the Ireland's Citizens Assembly in their considerations in how to make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change. I was then an independent adviser to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action. Since 2021 I have been a member of Ireland's Climate Change Advisory Council and Chair its Adaptation Committee.

I am a founding member and current co-chair of the All Island Climate and Biodiverrsity Research Network.


Research Interests

  • Observational climate records
  • Atmospheric temperature and humidity
  • Future observational strategies
  • Detection and attribution
  • Climate change assessments

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date Amount
C3S311a Lot3 Investigator 01/03/2017 31/12/2018
C3S 311a Lot 2 Service Lead 01/03/2017 28/02/2021 220000
INTAROS Investigator 01/12/2016 30/11/2021 15000000
GAIA-CLIM Project lead 01/03/2015 28/02/2018 6000000

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2024 Clare Noone, Simon Noone, Deirdre McClean, Peter Thorne (2024) 'The Beast from the East and drought of summer 2018: an example of compound event impacts upon Ireland's agricultural sector'. Weather, 99 . [Link] [DOI]
2024 Noone, S; D'Arcy, C.,; Donegan, S.,; Durkan, W.,; Essel, B.,; Healion, K.,; Hersbach, H.,; Madden, S.,; Marshall, J.,; McConnell, L.,; Mensah, I.,; Scroxton, N.,; Thiesen, S.,; Thorne, P. (2024) 'Investigating the potential for students to contribute to climate data rescue: Introducing the Climate Data Rescue Africa project (CliDaR- Africa)'. Geoscience Data Journal, (00,1-17). [Link] [DOI]
2023 Dooley, K; Kelly, C; Seifert, N; Myslinski, T; O' Kelly, S; Siraj, R; Crosby, C; Dunne, JK; McCauley, K; Donoghue, J; Gaddren, E; Conway, D; Cooney, J; McCarthy, N; Cullen, E; Noone, S; Murphy, C; Thorne, P (2023) 'Reassessing long-standing meteorological records: an example using thenational hottest day in Ireland'. Climate of the Past, 19 :1-22. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Murphy, C., Coen, A., Clancy, I., Decristoforo, V., Cathal, S., Healion, K., Horvath, C., Jessop, C., Kennedy, S., Lavery, R., Leonard, K., McLoughlin, C., Moore, R., O'Hare-Doherty, D., Paisley, R., Prakash, B., Vatu, J., Thorne, P., Mateus, C., Ryan, C., Noone, S. (2023) 'The emergence of a climate change signal in long-term Irish meteorological observations'. Weather and Climate Extremes, . [Link] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2023.100608 [Full-Text]
2023 Forster, P.M.; Smith, C.J.; Walsh, T.; Lamb, W.F.; Lamboll, R.; Hauser, M.; Ribes, A.; Rosen, D.; Gillett, N.; Palmer, M.D.; Rogelj, J.; Von Schuckmann, K.; Seneviratne, S.I.; Trewin, B.; Zhang, X.; Allen, M.; Andrew, R.; Birt, A.; Borger, A.; Boyer, T.; Broersma, J.A.; Cheng, L.; Dentener, F.; Friedlingstein, P.; Gutiérrez, J.M.; Gütschow, J.; Hall, B.; Ishii, M.; Jenkins, S.; Lan, X.; Lee, J.Y.; Morice, C.; Kadow, C.; Kennedy, J.; Killick, R.; Minx, J.C.; Naik, V.; Peters, G.P.; Pirani, A.; Pongratz, J.; Schleussner, C.F.; Szopa, S.; Thorne, P.; Rohde, R.; Rojas Corradi, M.; Schumacher, D.; Vose, R.; Zickfeld, K.; Masson-Delmotte, V.; Zhai, P. (2023) 'Indicators of Global Climate Change 2022: Annual update of large-scale indicators of the state of the climate system and human influence'. Earth System Science Data, 15 . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Gillespie, I; Haimberger, L; Compo, GP; Thorne, PW (2022) 'Assessing homogeneity of land surface air temperature observations using sparse-input reanalyses'. International Journal of Climatology, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Matthews T.; Byrne M.; Horton R.; Murphy C.; Pielke R.; Raymond C.; Thorne P.; Wilby R.L. (2022) 'Latent heat must be visible in climate communications'. WIREs Climate Change, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Awe S.O.; Mahony M.; Michaud E.; Murphy C.; Noone S.J.; Venema V.K.C.; Thorne T.G.; Thorne P.W. (2022) 'Insights from 20 years of temperature parallel measurements in Mauritius around the turn of the 20th century'. Climate of the Past, 18 (4):793-820. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Madonna F.; Tramutola E.; Souleymane S.Y.; Serva F.; Proto M.; Rosoldi M.; Gagliardi S.; Amato F.; Marra F.; Fassò A.; Gardiner T.; Thorne P.W. (2022) 'The New Radiosounding HARMonization (RHARM) Data Set of Homogenized Radiosounding Temperature, Humidity, and Wind Profiles With Uncertainties'. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 127 (2). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Shoari Nejad A.; Parnell A.C.; Greene A.; Thorne P.; Kelleher B.P.; Devoy R.J.N.; McCarthy G. (2022) 'A newly reconciled dataset for identifying sea level rise and variability in Dublin Bay'. Ocean Science, 18 (2):511-522. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Yang, C., Cagnazzo, C.,Artale, V., Buongiorno Nardelli, B., Buontempo, C., Busatto, J., Caporaso, L.,Cesarini, C., Cionni, I., Coll, J., Crezee, B., Cristofanelli, P., de Toma, V., Hesham Essa, Y., Eyring, V., Fierli, F., Grant, L., Hassler, B., Hirschi,M., Huybrechts, P., Le Merle, E., Leonelli,F.E., Lin,X., Madonna, F., Mason, E., Massonnet, F., Marcos, M., Marullo, S., Müller, B., Obregon, A., Organelli, E., Palacz,A., Pascual, A., Pisano, A., Putero, D., Rana, A., Sánchez-Román, A., Seneviratne, S.I., Serva1, F., Storto, A., Thiery, W., Throne, P., Van Tricht, L.,Verhaegen,Y., Volpe,G., and Santoleri, R. (2022) 'Independent qualily assessment of Essential Climate Variables: Lessons learnt from the Copernicus Climate Change Service'. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, . [Link] https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0109.1
2021 Madonna, F., Tramutola, E., Sy, S., Serva, F., Proto, M., Rosoldi, M., Gagliardi, S., Amato, F., Marra, F., Fassó, A., Gardiner, T., and Thorne. P.W. (2021) 'The new Radiosounding HARMonization (RHARM) dataset of homogenized radiosounding temperature, humidity and wind profiles with uncertainties'. Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheres . https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD035220 [Full-Text]
2021 Zhou, CLE; Wang, JH; Dai, AG; Thorne, PW (2021) 'A New Approach to Homogenize Global Subdaily Radiosonde Temperature Data from 1958 to 2018'. Journal of Climate, 34 :1163-1183. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Gillespie, IM; Haimberger, L; Compo, GP; Thorne, PW (2020) 'Assessing potential of sparse-input reanalyses for centennial-scale land surface air temperature homogenisation'. International Journal of Climatology, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Sterckx, S; Brown, I; Kaab, A; Krol, M; Morrow, R; Veefkind, P; Boersma, KF; De Maziere, M; Fox, N; Thorne, P (2020) 'Towards a European Cal/Val service for earth observation'. International Journal for Remote Sensing, 41 :4496-4511. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Madonna, F; Kivi, R; Dupont, JC; Ingleby, B; Fujiwara, M; Romanens, G; Hernandez, M; Calbet, X; Rosoldi, M; Giunta, A; Karppinen, T; Iwabuchi, M; Hoshino, S; von Rohden, C; Thorne, PW (2020) 'Use of automatic radiosonde launchers to measure temperature and humidity profiles from the GRUAN perspective'. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 13 :3621-3649. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Rayner, NA; Auchmann, R; Bessembinder, J; Bronnimann, S; Brugnara, Y; Capponi, F; Carrea, L; Dodd, EMA; Ghent, D; Good, E; Hoyer, JL; Kennedy, JJ; Kent, EC; Killick, RE; van der Linden, P; Lindgren, F; Madsen, KS; Merchant, CJ; Mitchelson, JR; Morice, CP; Nielsen-Englyst, P; Ortiz, PF; Remedios, JJ; van der Schrier, G; Squintu, AA; Stephens, A; Thorne, PW; Tonboe, RT; Trent, T; Veal, KL; Waterfall, AM; Winfield, K; Winn, J; Woolway, RI (2020) 'The EUSTACE Project: Delivering Global, Daily Information on Surface Air Temperature'. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101 :1924-1947. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 McGovern, R; Thorne, P (2020) 'Citizens assemble: a study on the impact of climate reporting in the Irish media 'before', 'during' and 'after' theCitizens' Assemblyon 'how the state can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change''. Irish Political Studies, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Dirksen, RJ; Bodeker, GE; Thorne, PW; Merlone, A; Reale, T; Wang, JH; Hurst, DF; Demoz, BB; Gardiner, TD; Ingleby, B; Sommer, M; von Rohden, C; Leblanc, T (2020) 'Managing the transition from Vaisala RS92 to RS41 radiosondes within the Global Climate Observing System Reference Upper-Air Network (GRUAN): a progress report'. Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, 9 :337-355. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Noone, S; Atkinson, C; Berry, DI; Dunn, RJH; Freeman, E; Gonzalez, IP; Kennedy, JJ; Kent, EC; Kettle, A; McNeill, S; Menne, M; Stephens, A; Thorne, PW; Tucker, W; Voces, C; Willett, KM (2020) 'Progress towards a holistic land and marine surface meteorological database and a call for additional contributions'. Geoscience Data Journal, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Brönnimann S.; Allan R.; Ashcroft L.; Baer S.; Barriendos M.; Brázdil R.; Brugnara Y.; Brunet M.; Brunetti M.; Chimani B.; Cornes R.; Domínguez-Castro F.; Filipiak J.; Founda D.; Herrera R.; Gergis J.; Grab S.; Hannak L.; Huhtamaa H.; Jacobsen K.; Jones P.; Jourdain S.; Kiss A.; Lin K.; Lorrey A.; Lundstad E.; Luterbacher J.; Mauelshagen F.; Maugeri M.; Maughan N.; Moberg A.; Neukom R.; Nicholson S.; Noone S.; Nordli Ø.; Ólafsdóttir K.; Pearce P.; Pfister L.; Pribyl K.; Przybylak R.; Pudmenzky C.; Rasol D.; Reichenbach D.; Řezníčková L.; Rodrigo F.; Rohr C.; Skrynyk O.; Slonosky V.; Thorne P.; Valente M.; Vaquero J.; Westcottt N.; Williamson F.; Wyszyński P. (2019) 'Unlocking pre-1850 instrumental meteorological records a global inventory'. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100 (12):ES389-ES413. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Noone S.; Brody A.; Brown S.; Cantwell N.; Coleman M.; Collins L.S.; Darcy C.; Dee D.; Donegan S.; Fealy R.; Flattery P.; McGovern R.; Menkman C.; Murphy M.; Phillips C.; Roche M.; Thorne P. (2019) 'Geo-locate project: A novel approach to resolving meteorological station location issues with the assistance of undergraduate students'. Geoscience Communication, 2 (2):157-171. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Murphy, C; Wilby, RL; Matthews, TKR; Thorne, P; Broderick, C; Fealy, R; Hall, J; Harrigan, S; Jones, P; McCarthy, G; MacDonald, N; Noone, S; Ryan, C (2019) 'Multi-century trends to wetter winters and drier summers in the England and Wales precipitation series explained by observational and sampling bias in early records'. International Journal of Climatology, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Phillips, C., Walshe, D., Regan, K., Strong, K., Hennon, C., Knapp, K., Murphy, C., Thorne, P.W. (2018) 'Assessing citizen science participation skill for altruism or university course credit: A case study analysis using Cyclone Center'. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, . [Full-Text]
2018 Murphy, C; Broderick, C; Burt, TP; Curley, M; Duffy, C; Hall, J; Harrigan, S; Matthews, TKR; Macdonald, N; McCarthy, G; McCarthy, MP; Mullan, D; Noone, S; Osborn, TJ; Ryan, C; Sweeney, J; Thorne, PW; Walsh, S; Wilby, RL (2018) 'A 305-year continuous monthly rainfall series for the island of Ireland (1711-2016)'. Climate of the Past, 14 :413-440. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Thorne P.; Diamond H.; Goodison B.; Harrigan S.; Hausfather Z.; Ingleby N.; Jones P.; Lawrimore J.; Lister D.; Merlone A.; Oakley T.; Palecki M.; Peterson T.; de Podesta M.; Tassone C.; Venema V.; Willett K. (2018) 'Towards a global land surface climate fiducial reference measurements network'. International Journal of Climatology, 38 (6):2760-2774. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Philipona R.; Mears C.; Fujiwara M.; Jeannet P.; Thorne P.; Bodeker G.; Haimberger L.; Hervo M.; Popp C.; Romanens G.; Steinbrecht W.; Stübi R.; Van Malderen R. (2018) 'Radiosondes Show That After Decades of Cooling, the Lower Stratosphere Is Now Warming'. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 123 (22):12,509-12,522. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Kevin Cowtan, Peter Jacobs, Peter Thorne, Richard Wilkinson (2018) 'Statistical analysis of coverage error in simple global temperature estimators'. Climate Dynamics, 3 (1,2018,dzy003). [Link] [DOI]
2018 Ryan C.; Duffy C.; Broderick C.; Thorne P.; Curley M.; Walsh S.; Daly C.; Treanor M.; Murphy C. (2018) 'Integrating data rescue into the classroom'. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99 (9):1757-1764. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 McCarthy, Gerard D and Thorne, Peter W (2018) 'Atlantic slowdown boosts surface warming'. 559 (7714):340-341. [Full-Text]
2017 Hawkins E.; Ortega P.; Suckling E.; Schurer A.; Hegerl G.; Jones P.; Joshi M.; Osborn T.; Masson-Delmotte V.; Mignot J.; Thorne P.; Van Oldenborgh G. (2017) 'Estimating changes in global temperature since the preindustrial period'. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98 (9):1841-1856. [DOI]
2017 Thorne W.; Madonna F.; Schulz J.; Oakley T.; Ingleby B.; Rosoldi M.; Tramutola E.; Arola A.; Buschmann M.; Mikalsen C.; Davy R.; Voces C.; Kreher K.; De Maziere M.; Pappalardo G. (2017) 'Making better sense of the mosaic of environmental measurement networks: A system-of-systems approach and quantitative assessment'. Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, 6 (2):453-472. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Thorne, P. W.,Allan, R. J.,Ashcroft, L.,Brohan, P.,Dunn, R. J. H.,Menne, M. J.,Pearce, P. R.,Picas, J.,Willett, K. M.,Benoy, M.,Bronnimann, S.,Canziani, P. O.,Coll, J.,Crouthamel, R.,Compo, G. P.,Cuppett, D.,Curley, M.,Duffy, C.,Gillespie, I.,Guijarro, J.,Jourdain, S.,Kent, E. C.,Kubota, H.,Legg, T. P.,Li, Q.,Matsumoto, J.,Murphy, C.,Rayner, N. A.,Rennie, J. J.,Rustemeier, E.,Slivinski, L. C.,Slonosky, V.,Squintu, A.,Tinz, B.,Valente, M. A.,Walsh, S.,Wang, X. L.,Westcott, N.,Wood, K.,Woodruff, S. D.,Worley, S. J. (2017) 'Towards an integrated set of surface meteorological observations for climate science and applications'. . [Link] [Full-Text]
2017 Suarez-Gutierrez, L; Li, C; Thorne, PW; Marotzke, J (2017) 'Internal variability in simulated and observed tropical tropospheric temperature trends'. Geophysical Research Letteres, 44 :5709-5719. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Bethke, I. et al. (2017) 'Potential volcanic impacts on future climate variability'. Nature Climate Change, . [DOI]
2017 Huang, BY; Thorne, PW; Banzon, VF; Boyer, T; Chepurin, G; Lawrimore, JH; Menne, MJ; Smith, TM; Vose, RS; Zhang, HM (2017) 'Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature, Version 5 (ERSSTv5): Upgrades, Validations, and Intercomparisons'. Journal of Climate, 30 :8179-8205. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Thorne P. (2017) 'Briefing: Global surface temperature records: An update'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Forensic Engineering, 170 (2):50-53. [DOI]
2016 Brogniez H.; English S.; Mahfouf J.; Behrendt A.; Berg W.; Boukabara S.; Buehler S.; Chambon P.; Gambacorta A.; Geer A.; Ingram W.; Kursinski E.; Matricardi M.; Odintsova T.; Payne V.; Thorne P.; Tretyakov M.; Wang J. (2016) 'A review of sources of systematic errors and uncertainties in observations and simulations at 183 GHz'. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, :2207-2221. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Huang, B., Thorne, P.W., Smith, T.M., Liu, W., Lawrimore, J., Banzon, V.F., Zhang, H.-M., Peterson, T.C., Menne, M. (2016) 'Further exploring and quantifying uncertainties for extended reconstructed sea surface temperature (ERSST) version 4 (v4)'. 29 (9):3119-3142. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Bodeker G.; Bojinski S.; Cimini D.; Dirksen R.; Haeffelin M.; Hannigan J.; Hurst D.; Leblanc T.; Madonna F.; Maturilli M.; Mikalsen A.; Philipona R.; Reale T.; Seidel D.; Tan D.; Thorne P.; Vömel H.; Wang J. (2016) 'Reference upper-air observations for climate: From concept to reality'. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97 (1):123-135. [DOI]
2016 Thorne P.; Donat M.; Dunn R.; Williams C.; Alexander L.; Caesar J.; Durre I.; Harris I.; Hausfather Z.; Jones P.; Menne M.; Rohde R.; Vose R.; Davy R.; Klein-Tank A.; Lawrimore J.; Peterson T.; Rennie J. (2016) 'Reassessing changes in diurnal temperature range: Intercomparison and evaluation of existing global data set estimates'. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121 (10):5138-5158. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Thorne, P. W. and Donat, M. G. and Dunn, R. J. H. and Williams, C. N. and Alexander, L. V. and Caesar, J. and Durre, I. and Harris, I. and Hausfather, Z. and Jones, P.D. and Menne, M. J. and Rohde, R. and Vose, R. S. and Davy, R. and Klein-Tank, A. M. G. and Lawrimore, J. H. and Peterson, T. C. and Rennie, J. J. (2016) 'Reassessing changes in Diurnal Temperature Range: Intercomparison and evaluation of existing global dataset estimates.: DTR dataset intercomparison / assessment'. . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Thorne P.; Menne M.; Williams C.; Rennie J.; Lawrimore J.; Vose R.; Peterson T.; Durre I.; Davy R.; Esau I.; Klein-Tank A.; Merlone A. (2016) 'Reassessing changes in diurnal temperature range: A new data set and characterization of data biases'. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121 (10):5115-5137. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Thorne, P. W. and Menne, M. J. and Williams, C. N. and Rennie, J. J. and Lawrimore, J. H. and Vose, R. S. and Peterson, T. C. and Durre, I. and Davy, R. and Esau, I. and Klein-Tank, A. M. G. and Merlone, A. (2016) 'Reassessing changes in Diurnal Temperature Range: A new dataset and characterization of data biases: A new dataset of DTR changes'. . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Hennon, C.C.,Knapp, K.R.,Schreck, C.J.,Stevens, S.E.,Kossin, J.P.,Thorne, P.W.,Hennon, P.A.,Kruk, M.C.,Rennie, J.,Gadéa, J.-M.,Striegl, M.,Carley, I. (2015) 'Cyclone center can citizen scientists improve tropical cyclone intensity records?'. 96 (4):591-607. [Link] [Full-Text]
2015 Thorne P. (2015) 'Briefing: How do we know the globe has warmed? What do we know about why?'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Forensic Engineering, 168 (2):58-64. [DOI]
2015 Huang, Boyin and Banzon, Viva F. and Freeman, Eric and Lawrimore, Jay and Liu, Wei and Peterson, Thomas C. and Smith, Thomas M. and Thorne, Peter W. and Woodruff, Scott D. and Zhang, Huai-Min (2015) 'Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature Version 4 (ERSST.v4). Part I: Upgrades and Intercomparisons'. 28 (3):911-930. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Thorne, P; Outten, S; Bethke, I; Seland, O (2015) 'Investigating the recent apparent hiatus in surface temperature increases: 2. Comparison of model ensembles to observational estimates'. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 120 :8597-8620. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Outten, S; Thorne, P; Bethke, I; Seland, O (2015) 'Investigating the recent apparent hiatus in surface temperature increases: 1. Construction of two 30-member Earth System Model ensembles'. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 120 :8575-8596. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Liu, W.,Huang, B.,Thorne, P.W.,Banzon, V.F.,Zhang, H.-M.,Freeman, E.,Lawrimore, J.,Peterson, T.C.,Smith, T.M.,Woodruff, S.D. (2015) 'Extended reconstructed sea surface temperature version 4 (ERSST.v4): Part II. Parametric and structural uncertainty estimations'. 28 (3):931-951. [Link] [Full-Text]
2014 Willett, K. and Williams, C. and Jolliffe, I. T. and Lund, R. and Alexander, L. V. and Brönnimann, S. and Vincent, L. A. and Easterbrook, S. and Venema, V. K. C. and Berry, D. and Warren, R. E. and Lopardo, G. and Auchmann, R. and Aguilar, E. and Menne, M. J. and Gallagher, C. and Hausfather, Z. and Thorarinsdottir, T. and Thorne, P. W. (2014) 'A framework for benchmarking of homogenisation algorithm performance on the global scale'. 3 (2):187-200. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Willett K.; Dunn R.; Thorne P.; Bell S.; De Podesta M.; Parker D.; Jones P.; Williams C. (2014) 'HadISDH land surface multi-variable humidity and temperature record for climate monitoring'. Climate of the Past, 10 (6):1983-2006. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Rennie, J. J. and Lawrimore, J. H. and Gleason, B. E. and Thorne, P. W. and Morice, C. P. and Menne, M. J. and Williams, C. N. and de Almeida, W. Gambi and Christy, J.R. and Flannery, M. and Ishihara, M. and Kamiguchi, K. and Klein-Tank, A. M. G. and Mhanda, A. and Lister, D. H. and Razuvaev, V. and Renom, M. and Rusticucci, M. and Tandy, J. and Worley, S. J. and Venema, V. and Angel, W. and Brunet, M. and Dattore, B. and Diamond, H. and Lazzara, M. A. and Le Blancq, F. and Luterbacher, J. and Mächel, H. and Revadekar, J. and Vose, R. S. and Yin, X. (2014) 'The international surface temperature initiative global land surface databank: monthly temperature data release description and methods'. 1 (2):75-102. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Craigmile, P.F.,Guttorp, P.,Lund, R.,Smith, R.L.,Thorne, P.W.,Arndt, D. (2014) 'Warm streaks in the U.S. temperature record: What are the chances?'. 119 (10):5757-5766. [Link] [Full-Text]
2013 Santer, B.D., Painter, J.F., Mears, C.A., Doutriaux, C., Caldwell, P., Arblaster, J.M., Cameron-Smith, P.J., Gillett, N.P., Gleckler, P.J., Lanzante, J., Perlwitz, J., Solomon, S., Stott, P.A., Taylor, K.E., Terray, L., Thorne, P.W., Wehner, M.F., Wentz, F.J., Wigley, T.M.L., Wilcox, L.J., Zou, C.-Z. (2013) 'Identifying human influences on atmospheric temperature'. 110 (1):26-33. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Santer, B.D.,Painter, J.F.,Bonfils, C.,Mears, C.A.,Solomon, S.,Wigley, T.M.L.,Gleckler, P.J.,Schmidt, G.A.,Doutriaux, C.,Gillett, N.P.,Taylor, K.E.,Thorne, P.W.,Wentz, F.J. (2013) 'Human and natural influences on the changing thermal structure of the atmosphere'. 110 (43):17235-17240. [Link] [Full-Text]
2013 Diamond, H.J., Karl, T.R., Palecki, M.A., Baker, C.B., Bell, J.E., Leeper, R.D., Easterling, D.R., Lawrimore, J.H., Meyers, T.P., Helfert, M.R., Goodge, G., Thorne, P.W. (2013) 'U.S. climate reference network after one decade of operations status and assessment'. 94 (4):485-498. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Lawrimore, J., Rennie, J., Thorne, P. (2013) 'Responding to the need for better global temperature data'. 94 (6):61-62. [Link] [Full-Text]
2013 Willett, K.M.,Williams, C.N.,Dunn, R.J.H.,Thorne, P.W.,Bell, S.,De Podesta, M.,Jones, P.D.,Parker, D.E. (2013) 'HadISDH: An updateable land surface specific humidity product for climate monitoring'. 9 (2):657-677. [Link] [Full-Text]
2013 Mitchell, D.M., Thorne, P.W., Stott, P.A., Gray, L.J. (2013) 'Revisiting the controversial issue of tropical tropospheric temperature trends'. 40 (11):2801-2806. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Lott, F.C., Stott, P.A., Mitchell, D.M., Christidis, N., Gillett, N.P., Haimberger, L., Perlwitz, J., Thorne, P.W. (2013) 'Models versus radiosondes in the free atmosphere: A new detection and attribution analysis of temperature'. 118 (6):2609-2619. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2012 Williams, C.N., Menne, M.J., Thorne, P.W. (2012) 'Benchmarking the performance of pairwise homogenization of surface temperatures in the United States'. 117 (5). [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2012 Chandler, R.E., Thorne, P., Lawrimore, J., Willett, K. (2012) 'Building trust in climate science: Data products for the 21st century'. 23 (5):373-381. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2012 Mears, C.A., Wentz, F.J., Thorne, P.W. (2012) 'Assessing the value of microwave sounding unit-radiosonde comparisons in ascertaining errors in climate data records of tropospheric temperatures'. 117 (19). [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2012 Dunn, R.J.H., Willett, K.M., Thorne, P.W., Woolley, E.V., Durre, I., Dai, A., Parker, D.E., Vose, R.S. (2012) 'HadISD: A quality-controlled global synoptic report database for selected variables at long-term stations from 1973-2011'. 8 (5):1649-1679. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Thorne, P.W., Brohan, P., Titchner, H.A., McCarthy, M.P., Sherwood, S.C., Peterson, T.C., Haimberger, L., Parker, D.E., Tett, S.F.B., Santer, B.D., Fereday, D.R., Kennedy, J.J. (2011) 'A quantification of uncertainties in historical tropical tropospheric temperature trends from radiosondes'. 116 (12). [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Dai, A., Wang, J., Thorne, P.W., Parker, D.E., Haimberger, L., Wang, X.L. (2011) 'A new approach to homogenize daily radiosonde humidity data'. 24 (4):965-991. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Thorne, P.W., Vose, R.S. (2011) 'Reply'. 92 (1):70-72. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Peterson, T.C., Willett, K.M., Thorne, P.W. (2011) 'Observed changes in surface atmospheric energy over land'. 38 (16). [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Santer, B.D., Mears, C., Doutriaux, C., Caldwell, P., Gleckler, P.J., Wigley, T.M.L., Solomon, S., Gillett, N.P., Ivanova, D., Karl, T.R., Lanzante, J.R., Meehl, G.A., Stott, P.A., Taylor, K.E., Thorne, P.W., Wehner, M.F., Wentz, F.J. (2011) 'Separating signal and noise in atmospheric temperature changes: The importance of timescale'. 116 (22). [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Seidel, D.J., Gillett, N.P., Lanzante, J.R., Shine, K.P., Thorne, P.W. (2011) 'Stratospheric temperature trends: Our evolving understanding'. 2 (4):592-616. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Mears, C.A., Wentz, F.J., Thorne, P., Bernie, D. (2011) 'Assessing uncertainty in estimates of atmospheric temperature changes from MSU and AMSU using a Monte-Carlo estimation technique'. 116 (8). [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Thorne, P.W., Lanzante, J.R., Peterson, T.C., Seidel, D.J., Shine, K.P. (2011) 'Tropospheric temperature trends: History of an ongoing controversy'. 2 (1):66-88. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 Stott, P.A., Thorne, P.W. (2010) 'How best to log local temperatures?'. 465 (7295):158-159. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 Immler, F.J., Dykema, J., Gardiner, T., Whiteman, D.N., Thorne, P.W., Vömel, H. (2010) 'Reference quality upper-air measurements: Guidance for developing GRUAN data products'. 3 (5):1217-1231. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 Stott, P., Thorne, P. (2010) 'Proposals for surface-temperature databank now open for scrutiny'. 466 (7310). [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 Simmons, A.J., Willett, K.M., Jones, P.D., Thorne, P.W., Dee, D.P. (2010) 'Low-frequency variations in surface atmospheric humidity, temperature, and precipitation: Inferences from reanalyses and monthly gridded observational data sets'. 115 (1). [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 Willett, K.M., Jones, P.D., Thorne, P.W., Gillett, N.P. (2010) 'A comparison of large scale changes in surface humidity over land in observations and CMIP3 general circulation models'. 5 (2). [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 Thorne, P.W., Vose, R.S. (2010) 'Reanalyses suitable for characterizing long-term trends'. 91 (3):353-361. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2009 Seidel, D.J., Berger, F.H., Diamond, H.J., Dykema, J., Goodrich, D., Immler, F., Murray, W., Peterson, T., Sisterson, D., Sommer, M., Thorne, P., Vömel, H., Wang, J. (2009) 'Reference upper-air observations for climate: Rationale, progress, and plans'. 90 (3):361-369. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2009 McCarthy, M.P., Thorne, P.W., Titchner, H.A. (2009) 'An analysis of tropospheric humidity trends from radiosondes'. 22 (22):5820-5838. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2009 Titchner, H.A., Thorne, P.W., McCarthy, M.P., Tett, S.F.B., Haimberger, L., Parker, D.E. (2009) 'Critically reassessing tropospheric temperature trends from radiosondes using realistic validation experiments'. 22 (3):465-485. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2009 Sherwood, S.C., Titchner, H.A., Thorne, P.W., McCarthy, M.P. (2009) 'How do we tell which estimates of past climate change are correct?'. 29 (10):1520-1523. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2009 Doherty, S.J., Bojinski, S., Henderson-Sellers, A., Noone, K., Goodrich, D., Bindoff, N.L., Church, J.A., Hibbard, K.A., Karl, T.R., Kajfez-Bogataj, L., Lynch, A.H., Parker, D.E., Prentice, C.L., Ramaswamy, V., Saunders, R.W., Smith, M.S., Steffen, K., Stocker, T.F., Thorne, P.W., Trenberth, K.E., Verstraete, M.M., Zwiers, F.W. (2009) 'Lessons learned from IPCC AR4: Scientific developments needed to understand, predict, and respond to climate change'. 90 (4):497-513. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2008 Santer, B.D., Thorne, P.W., Haimberger, L., Taylor, K.E., Wigley, T.M.L., Lanzante, J.R., Solomon, S., Free, M., Gleckler, P.J., Jones, P.D., Karl, T.R., Klein, S.A., Mears, C., Nychka, D., Schmidt, G.A., Sherwood, S.C., Wentz, F.J. (2008) 'Consistency of modelled and observed temperature trends in the tropical troposphere'. 28 (13):1703-1722. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2008 Willett, K.M., Jones, P.D., Gillett, N.P., Thorne, P.W. (2008) 'Recent changes in surface humidity: Development of the HadCRUH dataset'. 21 (20):5364-5383. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2008 Kennedy, J., Titchner, H., Parker, D., Beswick, M., Hardwick, J., Thorne, P. (2008) 'Global and regional climate in 2007'. 63 (10):296-304. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2008 Guo, Y., Thorne, P.W., McCarthy, M.P., Tichner, H.A., Huang, B., Zhai, P., Ding, Y. (2008) 'Radiosonde temperature trends and their uncertainties over eastern China'. 28 (10):1269-1281. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2008 McCarthy, M.P., Titchner, H.A., Thorne, P.W., Tett, S.F.B., Haimberger, L., Parker, D.E. (2008) 'Assessing bias and uncertainty in the HadAT-adjusted radiosonde climate record'. 21 (4):817-832. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2008 Thorne, P. W. (2008) 'Atmospheric science: The answer is blowing in the wind'. 1 (6):347-348. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2007 Bengtsson, L., Arkin, P., Berrisford, P., Bougeault, P., Folland, C.K., Gordon, C., Haines, K., Hodges, K.I., Jones, P., Kallberg, P., Rayner, N., Simmons, A.J., Stammer, D., Thorne, P.W., Uppala, S., Vose, R. (2007) 'The need for a dynamical climate reanalysis'. 88 (4):495-501. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2007 Willett, K.M., Gillett, N.P., Jones, P.D., Thorne, P.W. (2007) 'Attribution of observed surface humidity changes to human influence'. 449 (7163):710-712. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2007 Thorne, P.W., Parker, D.E., Santer, B.D., McCarthy, M.P., Sexton, D.M.H., Webb, M.J., Murphy, J.M., Collins, M., Titchner, H.A., Jones, G.S. (2007) 'Tropical vertical temperature trends: A real discrepancy?'. 34 (16). [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2006 Stott, Peter A. and Jones, Gareth S. and Lowe, Jason A. and Thorne, Peter and Durman, Chris and Johns, Timothy C. and Thelen, Jean-Claude (2006) 'Transient Climate Simulations with the HadGEM1 Climate Model: Causes of Past Warming and Future Climate Change'. 19 (12):2763-2782. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2005 Santer, B.D., Wigley, T.M.L., Mears, C., Wentz, F.J., Klein, S.A., Seidel, D.J., Taylor, K.E., Thorne, P.W., Wehner, M.F., Gleckler, P.J., Boyle, J.S., Collins, W.D., Dixon, K.W., Doutriaux, C., Free, M., Fu, Q., Hansen, J.E., Jones, C.S., Ruedy, R., Karl, T.R., Lanzante, J.R., Meehl, C.A., Ramaswamy, V., Russell, C., Schmidt, C.A. (2005) 'Atmospheric science: Amplification of surface temperature trends and variability in the tropical atmosphere'. 309 (5740):1551-1556. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2005 Thorne, P.W., Parker, D.E., Tett, S.F.B., Jones, P.D., McCarthy, M., Coleman, H., Brohan, P. (2005) 'Revisiting radiosonde upper air temperatures from 1958 to 2002'. 110 (18):1-17. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2005 Durre, I., Reale, T., Carlson, D., Christy, J., Uddstrom, M., Gelman, M., Thorne, P. (2005) 'Improving the usefulness of operational radiosonde data'. 86 (3):411-416. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2005 Thorne, P.W., Karl, T.R., Coleman, H., Folland, C.K., Murray, B., Parker, D.E., Ramaswamy, V., Rossow, W., Scaife, A.A., Tett, S.F.B. (2005) 'Vertical profiles of temperature trends'. 86 (10):1471-1476. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2005 Thorne, P.W., Parker, D.E., Christy, J.R., Mears, C.A. (2005) 'Uncertainties in climate trends: Lessons from upper-air temperature records'. 86 (10):1437-1442. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2004 Seidel, D.J., Angell, J.K., Christy, J., Free, M., Klein, S.A., Lanzante, J.R., Mears, C., Parker, D., Schabel, M., Spencer, R., Sterin, A., Thorne, P., Wentz, F. (2004) 'Uncertainty in signals of large-scale climate variations in radiosonde and satellite upper-air temperature datasets'. 17 (11):2225-2240. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2003 Thorne, P.W., Jones, P.D., Tett, S.F.B., Allen, M.R., Parker, D.E., Stott, P.A., Jones, G.S., Osborn, T.J., Davies, T.D. (2003) 'Probable causes of late twentieth century tropospheric temperature trends'. 21 (7-8):573-591. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2002 Thorne, P.W., Jones, P.D., Osborn, T.J., Davies, T.D., Tett, S.F.B., Parker, D.E., Stott, P.A., Jones, G.S., Allen, M.R. (2002) 'Assessing the robustness of zonal mean climate change detection'. 29 (19):26-1. [Link] [Full-Text]
2001 Thorne, P (2001) 'Ascribing potential causes of recent trends in free atmosphere temperatures'. 2 (1-4):132-142. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]

Published Report

Year Publication
2024 Birgit Bednar-Friedl, Goran Berndes, Joern Birkmann, Luisa F. Cabeza, Felix Creutzig, Delphine Deryng, Wolfgang Kiessling, Silvia Kreibiehl, Volker Krey, Gerhard Krinner, Simone D. Langhans, Franck Lecocq, Elena Lopez Gunn, Jochem Marotzke, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Jan Christoph Minx, Anna Pirani, Alexander Popp, Hans-Otto Pörtner, Roshanka Ranasinghe, Keywan Riahi, Joeri Rogelj, Sonia Seneviratne, Jim Skea, Trude Storelvmo, Peter Thorne, Maarten Van Aalst (2024) The next frontier for climate change science Insights from the authors of the IPCC 6th assessment report on knowledge gaps and priorities for research. Publications Office of the European Union, . [Link] [DOI]
2023 Lee, H., (Chair), Calvin, K., Dasgupta,D., Krinner, G., Mukherji, A.,Thorne, P., Trisos, C., Romero, J., Aldunce, P., Barrett, K., Blanco, G., Cheung, W.W.L., Connors, S.L., Denton, F., Diongue-Niang, A., Dodman, D.,Garschagen, M., Geden, O., Hayward, B., Jones, C., Jotzo, F., Krug, T., Lasco, R., Lee, Y-L., Masson-Delmotte, V., Meinshausen, M.,Mintenbeck, K., Mokssit, A., Otto, F. E. L., Pathak, M., Pirani, A., Poloczanska, E., Pörtner, H-O., Revi, A., Roberts, D. C., Roy, J., Ruane, A. C., Skea, J., Shukla, P. R., Slade, R., Slangen, A., Youba Sokona, Y., Sörensson, A. A., Tignor, M., van Vuuren, D., Wei, Y-M.,Winkler, H.,Zhai, P., Zommers, Z., (Core writing team) in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change( IPCC) (2023) Synthesis report of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), Longer report. IPCC, . [Link]
2023 Lee, H., (Chair), Calvin, K., Dasgupta,D., Krinner, G., Mukherji, A.,Thorne, P., Trisos, C., Romero, J., Aldunce, P., Barrett, K., Blanco, G., Cheung, W.W.L., Connors, S.L., Denton, F., Diongue-Niang, A., Dodman, D.,Garschagen, M., Geden, O., Hayward, B., Jones, C., Jotzo, F., Krug, T., Lasco, R., Lee, Y-L., Masson-Delmotte, V., Meinshausen, M.,Mintenbeck, K., Mokssit, A., Otto, F. E. L., Pathak, M., Pirani, A., Poloczanska, E., Pörtner, H-O., Revi, A., Roberts, D. C., Roy, J., Ruane, A. C., Skea, J., Shukla, P. R., Slade, R., Slangen, A., Youba Sokona, Y., Sörensson, A. A., Tignor, M., van Vuuren, D., Wei, Y-M.,Winkler, H.,Zhai, P., Zommers, Z., (Core writing team) in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change( IPCC), 2023 (2023) Synthesis report of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), Summary of Policy Markers. IPCC, . [Link]
2023 Authors: Clare Noone, Deirdre McClean, Danielle Gallagher, Jennifer McElwain and Peter Thorne. Contributing authors: Brian Caulfield, Levke Cesar, Hannah Daly, Paul Deane, Mark Emmerson, Catherine Farrell, Stephen Flood, Kirsten Fossum, Eamon Haughey, Liam Heaphy, Flavio Lehner, Damien Martin, Gerard McCarthy, James McGrath, Connor McGookin, Abhay Menon, Róisín Moriarty, Conor Murphy, Enda O’Brien, Brian Ó Gallachóir, Tadhg O’Mahony, Jurgita Ovadnevaita, Paul Nolan, Tara Quinn, Florence Renou-Wilson, Agnieszka Stefaniec, Diarmuid Torney, David Wilson and Mariam Zachariah (2023) Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment 2023. Volume 1: Climate Science-Ireland in a changing World. Summary of Policymakers. Environmental Protection Agency Ireland, EPA, . [Link]
2023 Authors: Conor Murphy, Liam Heaphy, Tara Quinn, Enda O’Brien and Paul Nolan. Contributing authors: Yvonne Buckley, Brian Caulfield, Hannah Daly, Paul Deane, Sabrina Dekker, Eugene Farrell, Stephen Flood, Danielle Gallagher, Eamon Haughey, Deirdre McClean, Shane McDonagh, Jennifer McElwain, Connor McGookin, Abhay Menon, Gerald Mills, Rory Moore, Róisín Moriarty, Clare Noone, Jean O’Dwyer, Brian Ó Gallachóir, Tadhg O’ Mahony, Paraic Ryan, Agnieszka Stefaniec, Conor Sweeney, Peter Thorne, Diarmuid Torney (2023) Ireland’s Climate Change Assessment 2023. Volume 3: Being prepared for Ireland's Future Climate. Environmental Protection Agency Ireland, EPA, . [Link] [Full-Text]
2022 Thorne, P.W. et al. (drafting author) (2022) The 2022 GCOS Implementation Plan, GCOS-244. World Meteorological Organization (WMO), . [Link]
2021 Thorne, P.W. et al. (drafting author) (2021) IPCC, 2021: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, . [DOI]
2021 Arias, P.A., N. Bellouin, E. Coppola, R.G. Jones, G. Krinner, J. Marotzke, V. Naik, M.D. Palmer, G.-K. Plattner, J. Rogelj, M. Rojas, J. Sillmann, T. Storelvmo, P.W. Thorne, B. Trewin, K. Achuta Rao, B. Adhikary, R.P. Allan, K. Armour, G. Bala, R. Barimalala, S. Berger, J.G. Canadell, C. Cassou, A. Cherchi, W. Collins, W.D. Collins, S.L. Connors, S. Corti, F. Cruz, F.J. Dentener, C. Dereczynski, A. Di Luca, A. Diongue Niang, F.J. Doblas-Reyes, A. Dosio, H. Douville, F. Engelbrecht, V. Eyring, E. Fischer, P. Forster, B. Fox-Kemper, J.S. Fuglestvedt, J.C. Fyfe, N.P. Gillett, L. Goldfarb, I. Gorodetskaya, J.M. Gutierrez, R. Hamdi, E. Hawkins, H.T. Hewitt, P. Hope, A.S. Islam, C. Jones, D.S. Kaufman, R.E. Kopp, Y. Kosaka, J. Kossin, S. Krakovska, J.-Y. Lee, J. Li, T. Mauritsen, T.K. Maycock, M. Meinshausen, S.-K. Min, P.M.S. Monteiro, T. Ngo-Duc, F. Otto, I. Pinto, A. Pirani, K. Raghavan, R. Ranasinghe, A.C. Ruane, L. Ruiz, J.-B. Sallée, B.H. Samset, S. Sathyendranath, S.I. Seneviratne, A.A. Sörensson, S. Szopa, I. Takayabu, A.-M. Tréguier, B. van den Hurk, R. Vautard, K. von Schuckmann, S. Zaehle, X. Zhang, and K. Zickfeld (2021) Technical Summary. In Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Thorne, P.W. et al (contributing author) (2021) Framing, Context, and Methods. In Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, . [DOI]
2021 Gulev, S.K., P.W. Thorne, J. Ahn, F.J. Dentener, C.M. Domingues, S. Gerland, D. Gong, D.S. Kaufman, H.C. Nnamchi, J. Quaas, J.A. Rivera, S. Sathyendranath, S.L. Smith, B. Trewin, K. von Schuckmann, and R.S. Vose (2021) Changing State of the Climate System. In Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, . [DOI]
2021 Thorne, P.W. et al (contributing author) (2021) Future Global Climate: Scenario-Based Projections and Near-Term Information. In Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, . [DOI]
2021 Thorne, P.W. et al (contributing author) (2021) Atlas. In Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, . [DOI]
2021 Thorne, P.W.et al. Writing team of GCOS (2021) The Status of the Global Climate Observing System 2021: The GCOS Status Report (GCOS-240). WMO Bulletin, .
2021 Thorne, P.W, Noon, S., Dee, D., Baddour, O. and Tassone, C. (2021) The Critical role of observations in informing climate science , assessment and policy. WMO, .
2018 Thorne, P.W. et al (contributing author) (2018) Framing and Context. In: Global Warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. Cambridge University Press, . [DOI]
2014 Thorne, P. W. et al (2014) Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change. Contributing author on cross-chapter box on the regional climate summary figures. Cambridge University Press, .
2014 Thorne, P. W. et al (2014) Lead Author, Chapter 2, Appendix 3 and Appendix 4. Third US National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program, . [Link]
2013 Thorne, P. W. et al (2013) Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis IPCC Working Group I Contribution to AR5. Lead author, Chapter 2. Cambridge University Press, . [Link]
2013 Thorne, P. W. et al (2013) Contributing Author to Summary for Policy Makers, Technical Summary, and Chapters 9 and 10 of the Working Group 1 contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of IPCC. Cambridge University Press, . [Link]
2007 Thorne, P. W. et al (2007) Contributing author to two chapters of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report Working Group 1 contribution (Physical Science Basis). Cambridge University Press, . [Link]
2006 Thorne, P. W. et al (2006) Contributions (including lead authorship on two chapters) to: Temperature trends in the Lower Atmosphere: Steps for Understanding and Reconciling Differences. U.S. Climate Change Science Program, . [Link]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2013 Thorne, P.W.,Vömel, H.,Bodeker, G.,Sommer, M.,Apituley, A.,Berger, F.,Bojinski, S.,Braathen, G.,Calpini, B.,Demoz, B.,Diamond, H.J.,Dykema, J.,Fassò, A.,Fujiwara, M.,Gardiner, T.,Hurst, D.,Leblanc, T.,Madonna, F.,Merlone, A.,Mikalsen, A.,Miller, C.D.,Reale, T.,Rannat, K.,Richter, C.,Seidel, D.J.,Shiotani, M.,Sisterson, D.,Tan, D.G.H.,Vose, R.S.,Voyles, J.,Wang, J.,Whiteman, D.N.,Williams, S. (2013) GCOS reference upper air network (GRUAN): Steps towards assuring future climate records [Link]
2013 Thorne, P.W.,Lawrimore, J.H.,Willett, K.M.,Allan, R.,Chandler, R.E.,Mhanda, A.,De Podesta, M.,Possolo, A.,Revadekar, J.,Rusticucci, M.,Stott, P.A.,Strouse, G.F.,Trewin, B.,Wang, X.L.,Yatagai, A.,Merchant, C.,Merlone, A.,Peterson, T.C.,Scott, E.M. (2013) The international surface temperature initiative [Link]
2013 Gardiner, T.,Madonna, F.,Wang, J.,Whiteman, D.N.,Dykema, J.,Fassò, A.,Thorne, P.W.,Bodeker, G. (2013) Sampling and measurement issues in establishing a climate reference upper air network [Link]
2013 Menne, M.J.,Williams, C.N.,Thorne, P.W. (2013) Benchmarking the performance of pairwise homogenization of surface temperatures in the United States [Link] [Full-Text]
2013 Lawrimore, J.H.,Rennie, J.,Gambi De Almeida, W.,Christy, J.,Flannery, M.,Gleason, B.,Klein-Tank, A.,Mhanda, A.,Ishihara, K.,Lister, D.,Menne, M.J.,Razuvaev, V.,Renom, M.,Rusticucci, M.,Tandy, J.,Thorne, P.W.,Worley, S. (2013) The international surface temperature initiative's global land surface databank [Link]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2017 Murphy, C., Broderick, C., Burt, T., Duffy, C., Macdonald, N., Matthews, T., McCarthy, M., Mullan, D., Noone, S., Ryan, C., Thorne, P., Walsh, S., Wilby, R.L. (2017) A 305-year monthly rainfall series for the island of Ireland European Geosciences Union (EGU) Annual Meeting Vienna, Austria, .

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 Thorne.P.W. (2021) 'Chapter 5 - Global surface temperatures' In: Climate Change (Third Edition). Science direct : Elsevier. [Link] https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-821575-3.00005-0 [Full-Text]
2021 Danielsen, F., Johnson, N., Lee, O., Fidel, M., Iversen, L.M, Poulsen, M.K., Eicken, H., Albin, A., Hansen, S.G., Pulsifer, P.L., Thorne, P. and Enghoff, M. (2021) 'Community-Based Monitoring in the Artic' In: Community-Based Monitoring in the Artic. Alaska : University of Alaska Press. [Link]
2018 Santer B.; Thorne P.; Haimberger L.; Taylor K.; Wigley T.; Lanzante J.; Solomon S.; Free M.; Gleckler P.; Jones P.; Karl T.; Klein S.; Mears C.; Nychka D.; Schmidt G.; Sherwood S.; Wentz F. (2018) 'Fact sheet for consistency of modeled and observed temperature trends in the tropical troposphere' In: Climate Modelling: Philosophical and Conceptual Issues. [DOI]
2018 Santer B.; Thorne P.; Haimberger L.; Taylor K.; Wigley T.; Lanzante J.; Solomon S.; Free M.; Gleckler P.; Jones P.; Karl T.; Klein S.; Mears C.; Nychka D.; Schmidt G.; Sherwood S.; Wentz F. (2018) 'Consistency of modeled and observed temperature trends in the tropical troposphere' In: Climate Modelling: Philosophical and Conceptual Issues. [DOI]
2015 Thorne P. (2015) 'Global Surface Temperatures' In: Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth: Second Edition. [DOI]

Newsletter

Year Publication
2016 J. Tradowsky, G. Bodeker, P. W. Thorne, F. Carminati, W. Bell (2016) GRUAN in the service of GSICS: Using reference ground-based profile measurements to provide traceable radiance calibration for space-based radiometers. [Newsletter] [Link] [DOI]

Technical Publication

Year Publication
2016 Numerous (2016) GCOS Implementation Plan 2016. [Technical Publication]
2015 Thorne, P. W. et al (2015) Status of the Global Observing System for Climate, 2015. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2014 Thorne, P. W. et al (2014) Report of the Fifth GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network Implementation and Coordination Meeting (GRUAN ICM-6), Greenbelt, USA, 10-14 March 2014. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2014 Thorne, P. W. et al (2014) Workshop on the review of the GCOS Surface Network (GSN), GCOS Upper-Air Network (GUAN), and related atmospheric networks, Ispra, Italy, April 2014. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2014 Thorne, P. W. et al (2014) GRUAN-GSICS-GNSSRO WIGOS Workshop on Upper-Air Observing System Integration and Application Geneva, 6-8 May 2014. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2013 Thorne, P. W. et al (2013) Report of the Fifth GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network Implementation and Coordination Meeting (GRUAN ICM-5), De Bilt, the Netherlands, 25 February - 1 March 2013. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2013 Thorne, P. W. et al (2013) GRUAN Implementation Plan 2013-2017. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2012 Thorne, P. W. et al (2012) Report from the WIGOS Pilot Project Meeting on GRUAN Observing Practices and Governance, Geneva, Switzerland, 25-27 January 2012. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2012 Thorne, P. W. et al (2012) Report of the Fourth GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network Implementation and Coordination Meeting (GRUAN ICM-4), Tokyo, Japan, 5-9 March 2012. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2011 Thorne, P. W. et al (2011) Report of the Third GCOS Reference Upper Air Network Implementation and Coordination Meeting (GRUAN ICM-3) Queenstown, New Zealand, 28 February -4 March 2011. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2010 Thorne, P. W. et al (2010) Report of the Second GCOS Reference Upper Air Network Implementation and Coordination Meeting (GRUAN ICM-2) Payerne, Switzerland, 2-4 March 2010;. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2009 Thorne, P. W. et al (2009) Global Climate Observing System, GRUAN Implementation Plan 2009-2013. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2009 Thorne, P. W. et al (2009) Global Climate Observing System, Report of the First GCOS Reference Upper Air Network Implementation and Coordination Meeting (GRUAN ICM-1) Norman, Oklahoma, USA, 2-4 March 2009;. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2008 Thorne, P. W. et al (2008) Global Climate Observing System, GCOS Reference Upper Air Network (GRUAN) Report of the GRUAN Implementation Meeting. [Technical Publication] [Link]
2007 Thorne, P. W. et al (2007) Global Climate Observing System, GCOS Reference Upper Air Network (GRUAN): Justification, requirements, siting and instrumentation options. [Technical Publication] [Link]

Note

Year Publication
2022 Thorne P.W. (2022) Discussion on “A combined estimate of global temperature”. [Note] [DOI] [Full-Text]

Electronic Publication

Year Publication
2024 Peter Thorne, Nathan, P.Gillett (2024) Climate Change is Happening and Humans are Responsible. [Electronic Publication] [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
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Committees

Committee Function From / To
Global Climate Observing System Atmospheric Observations Panel for Climate Member 01/04/2016 -
GCOS AOPC Task Team on the future of GUAN member 01/12/2017 - 01/09/2019
GCOS AOPC Task team on a Surface Reference network member 01/11/2017 -
Citizens assembly expert advisory group member 01/06/2017 - 06/11/2017
Global Climate Observing System Working Group on the GCOS Reference Upper Air Network Co-chair 01/01/2003 -
Commission for Climatology Rapporteurs on climate observational matters Chair 01/02/2015 - 01/09/2018
International Surface Temperature Initiative Chair 01/09/2010 - 01/08/2019
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group 1 Lead Author 10/10/2010 - 27/10/2013

Employment

Employer Position From / To
University of East Anglia Post-doc 01/12/2001 - 20/12/2002
Met Office Scientist / Senior Scientist / Expert Scientist 20/01/2003 - 01/05/2010
Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites - North Carolina Research Associate Professor 30/05/2010 - 01/08/2013
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center Senior Scientist 10/08/2013 - 20/01/2015
Maynooth University Professor 02/02/2015 -

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
University of East Anglia BSc Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia PhD Climate change

Other Activities

Description
2015, AGU fall meeting, San Francisco, The International Surface Temperature Initiative
2013, Royal Society, IPCC results discussion meeting, Observed climate changes
2012, NIST, International Temperature Symposium 9, International Surface Temperature Initiative
2014, BIPM, Paris, Consultative Committee on Thermometry, Climate science and metrology
2007, Royal Meteorological Society, Observing and detecting climate change, Upper air temperature trends: is the truth out there?
2014, AMS National Meeting, Atlanta, IPCC and US NCA results invited oral presentation

Outreach Activities

Organisation Type Description
RTE1 Ear to the Ground Civic Society RTE Ear to the groung taped segment on climate change impacts for a Donegal farmer
Climatehome Civic Society Climatehome on Hansen et al paper and review [Link]
Irish Times (Diurnal Temperature Range) Civic Society Irish Times piece on Diurnal Temperature Range changes [Link]
Washington Post Civic Society Washington Post piece on Hansen et al paper review [Link]
Science - US Congressional hearings Civic Society Science news article on congressional hearings into climate science [Link]
RTE (Diurnal Temperature Range) Civic Society RTE Radio segment and online on Diurnal Temperature Range observations study [Link]
BBC Civic Society BBC news segment on CCSP1.1 release [Link]
Ars Technica Civic Society Ars Technica piece on surface temperatures [Link]
Gizmodo Civic Society Gizmodo article on palaeoclimate study in Science [Link]
Irish Times (geoengineering) Civic Society Irish times segment on geoengineering study [Link]
Mashable (hiatus) Civic Society Mashable piece on temperature hiatus [Link]
Reuters (new normal) Civic Society Reuters on people alive since 1976 not having experienced 20th Century normal temperatures [Link]
New York Times (DotEarth) Civic Society New York Times (DotEarth) [Link]
Irish Times (Extreme rainfall) Civic Society Irish times piece on December 2015 rainfall and its causes [Link]