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Senior Research Associate in meteorology, University of Bristol

Dr Alex Farnsworth is a Post-Doctoral research scientist. He is lead post-doc on the Cretaceous-Palaeogene-Eocene NERC funded project between the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford, and is investigating climate sensitivity to changing CO2 concentrations and tectonic shifts and the evolution of the global monsoon system.

Alex is Investigating the causes of changes from a greenhose climate to a icehouse climate during the eocene. on the 'Decent into Ice house Conditions' NERC funded project.

His PhD looked into the dynamics of central African tropical meteorology and climatology, specifically focussing upon rainfall dynamics and variability.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Climatology, University of Bristol


  • 2013 
    University of Reading - Dept. of Meteorology, PhD