• 251 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
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Vision Statement

I am a climate scientist with an interest in understanding the influence of climate variability and anthropogenic climate change on rainfall at the regional scale. The response of the hydrological cycle to a warmer world is not uniform and the impact on the magnitude of rainfall and the frequency of extreme events has substantial regional variability. I have a particular expertise in statistical post-processing and downscaling techniques for climate model output, specifically for climate extremes. Such techniques provide an important basis for providing reliable climate information at spatial scales that are relevant to stakeholders. 


With an academic background in applied meteorology and climatology, Jonathan Eden completed his PhD in climate science at the University of Birmingham. His PhD research involved the development of a statistical correction for precipitation simulated by global climate models with the aim of producing better estimates for future rainfall changes at small spatial scales. 

Seeking a new challenge and with a desire to work abroad, Jonathan joined the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) as a postdoctoral researcher in 2014. Within the Weather and Climate Model Research and Development department, he worked primarily on the EU-funded projects SPECS and EUCLEIA in the fields of seasonal-to-decadal forecasting and the extreme event attribution respectively, working alongside multiple partners at other leading meteorological research institutes.

Jonathan returned to the UK to join CAWR as a Research Fellow in June 2017.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, University of Birmingham

Oct 2007Apr 2011

External positions

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

May 2014Jun 2017

University of Birmingham

Apr 2011Mar 2014

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 251 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 14 Article
  • 3 Abstract
  • 1 Other report
  • 1 Comment/debate
8 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Evaluation of the HadGEM3-A simulations in view of detection and attribution of human influence on extreme events in Europe

Vautard, R., Christidis, N., Ciavarella, A., Alvarez-Castro, C., Bellprat, O., Christiansen, B., Colfescu, I., Cowan, T., Doblas-Reyes, F., Eden, J. M., Hauser, M., Hegerl, G., Hempelmann, N., Klehmet, K., Lott, F., Nangini, C., Orth, R., Radanovics, S., Seneviratne, S. I., van Oldenborgh, G. J. & 4 othersStott, P. A., Tett, S., Wilcox, L. & Yiou, P., Jan 2019, In : Climate Dynamics. 52, 1-2, p. 1187-1210 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
extreme event
stratosphere-troposphere interaction
storm surge

Interannual to Multi-decadal streamflow variability in West and Central Africa: Interactions with catchment properties and large-scale climate variability

Sidibe, M., Dieppois, B., Eden, J., Mahé, G., Paturel, J-E., Amoussou, E., Anifowose, B. & Lawler, D., Jun 2019, In : Global and Planetary Change. 177, p. 141-156 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

river flow
1 Citation (Scopus)

Southern African summer-rainfall variability, and its teleconnections, on interannual to interdecadal timescales in CMIP5 models

Dieppois, B., Pohl, B., Cretat, J., Eden, J. M., Sidibe, M., New, M., Rouault, M. & Lawler, D., 14 Mar 2019, In : Climate Dynamics. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Southern Oscillation
1 Citation (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)

Extreme precipitation in the Netherlands: An event attribution case study

Eden, J. M., Kew, S., Bellprat, O., Lenderink, G., Manola, I., Omrani, H. & van Oldenborgh, G. J., Sep 2018, In : Weather and Climate Extremes. 21, p. 90-101 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
atmospheric moisture
regional climate
1 Citation (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Was the Cold European Winter of 2009/10 Modified by Anthropogenic Climate Change? An Attribution Study

Christiansen, B., Alvarez-Castro, C., Christidis, N., Ciavarella, A., Colfescu, I., Cowan, T., Eden, J. M., Hauser, M., Hempelmann, N., Klehmet, K., Lott, F., Nangini, C., van Oldenborgh, G. J., Orth, R., Stott, P., Tett, S., Vautard, R., Wilcox, L. & Yiou, P., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Climate. 31, p. 3387–3410 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
surrogate method
climate change

Activities 2009 2018

  • 22 Participation in conference
  • 9 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 7 Publication peer-review
  • 4 Invited talk

Coventry University Research on Africa Seminar (CURAS 2018)

Jonathan Eden (Speaker)
8 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

India-UK Water Centre (IUKWC) Workshop

Jonathan Eden (Speaker)
2 May 20184 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Seasonal forecasting: Meeting User Needs

Jonathan Eden (Speaker)
24 Jan 201825 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Fires in the boreal biome under changing climates and human land use patterns

Jonathan Eden (Speaker)
14 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Physical Geography Seminar Series, University of Sheffield

Jonathan Eden (Speaker)
10 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media