Dr Chris Wilson

Group: 
Marine Physics and Ocean Climate
Email: 
cwi@noc.ac.uk
Location: 
Liverpool
Telephone: 
+44 (0)151 795 4806

Research interests

I am a senior scientist at NOC, based in Liverpool. I have experience in observing, modelling and predicting the climate system and the dynamical processes that control climate.

My expertise is in ocean mesoscale dynamics (a strongly nonlinear part of the climate system, with characteristic scales typically of ~ 10 km, ~ 1 week), their connection to and effect on climate adjustment and predictability.


Research profile and statistics

ORCID: <orcid.org/0000-0003-0891-2912>

ResearcherID: <ResearcherID: B-5742-2012>

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Committee and Board Memberships: 
  • NERC Peer Review College Member
  • NERC Local Welfare Officer

Publications

Article

Liu, Yi; Wilson, Chris; Green, Melissa A.; Hughes, Chris W.. 2018 Gulf Stream Transport and Mixing Processes via Coherent Structure Dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 241. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC013390 (In Press)
Mackay, Neill; Wilson, Chris; Zika, Jan; Holliday, N. Penny. 2018 A Regional Thermohaline Inverse Method for Estimating Circulation and Mixing in the Arctic and subpolar North Atlantic. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0198.1 (In Press)
Lozier, M. Susan; Bacon, Sheldon; Bower, Amy S.; Cunningham, Stuart A.; de Jong, M. Femke; de Steur, Laura; deYoung, Brad; Fischer, Jürgen; Gary, Stefan F; Greenan, Blair J.W.; Heimbach, Patrick; Holliday, Naomi P.; Houpert, Loïc; Inall, Mark E.; Johns, William E.; Johnson, Helen L.; Karstensen, Johannes; Li, Feili; Lin, Xiaopei; Mackay, Neill; Marshall, David P.; Mercier, Herlé; Myers, Paul G.; Pickart, Robert S.; Pillar, Helen R.; Straneo, Fiammetta; Thierry, Virginie; Weller, Robert A.; Williams, Richard G.; Wilson, Chris; Yang, Jiayan; Zhao, Jian; Zika, Jan D.. 2017 Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program: a new international ocean observing system. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98 (4). 737-752.10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0057.1
Wilson, Chris. 2016 Does the wind systematically energize or damp ocean eddies? Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (24). 12,538-12,542.10.1002/2016GL072215
Wilson, Chris; Hughes, Christopher W.; Blundell, Jeffrey R.. 2015 Forced and intrinsic variability in the response to increased wind stress of an idealized Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120 (1). 113-130.10.1002/2014JC010315
Stansby, P.; Chini, N.; Apsley, D.; Borthwick, A.; Bricheno, L.; Horrilo-Caraballo, J.; McCabe, M.; Reeve, D.; Rogers, B.; Saulter, A.; Scott, A.; Wilson, C.; Wolf, J.; Yan, K.. 2013 An integrated model system for coastal flood prediction with a case history for Walcott, UK, on 9 November 2007. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 6 (3). 229-252.10.1111/jfr3.12001
Wilson, Chris; Horsburgh, Kevin J.; Williams, Jane; Flowerdew, Jonathan; Zanna, Laure. 2013 Tide-surge adjoint modeling: A new technique to understand forecast uncertainty. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118 (10). 5092-5108.10.1002/jgrc.20364
Wilson, C.; Sinha, B.; Williams, R.G.. 2011 Erratum: The shaping of storm tracks by mountains and ocean dynamics. Weather, 66 (1). p28.10.1002/wea.766
Flowerdew, Jonathan; Horsburgh, Kevin; Wilson, Chris; Mylne, Ken. 2010 Development and evaluation of an ensemble forecasting system for coastal storm surges. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 136 (651), Part B. 1444-1456.10.1002/qj.648
Wilson, Chris; Sinha, Bablu; Williams, Richard G.. 2010 The shaping of storm tracks by mountains and ocean dynamics. Weather, 65 (12). 320-323.10.1002/wea.633
Turner, J.F.; Iliffe, J.C.; Ziebart, M.K.; Wilson, C.; Horsburgh, K.J.. 2010 Interpolation of Tidal Levels in the Coastal Zone for the Creation of a Hydrographic Datum. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 27 (3). 605-613.10.1175/2009jtecho645.1
Hughes, Chris W.; Thompson, Andrew F; Wilson, Chris. 2010 Identification of jets and mixing barriers from sea level and vorticity measurements using simple statistics. Ocean Modelling, 32 (1-2). 44-57.10.1016/j.ocemod.2009.10.004
Thompson, A. F.; Haynes, P. H.; Wilson, C.; Richards, K. J.. 2010 Rapid Southern Ocean front transitions in an eddy-resolving ocean GCM. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L23602. 10.1029/2010gl045386
Wilson, Christopher; Sinha, Bablu; Williams, Richard, D.. 2009 The effect of ocean dynamics and orography on atmospheric storm tracks. Journal of Climate, 22 (13). 3689-3702.10.1175/2009JCLI2651.1
Horsburgh, K. J.; Wilson, C.; Baptie, B.J.; Cooper, A.; Cresswell, D.; Musson, R.M.W.; Ottemöller, L.; Richardson, S.; Sargeant, S.L.. 2008 Impact of a Lisbon-type tsunami on the U.K. coastline and the implications for tsunami propagation over broad continental shelves. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113 (C4). C04007.10.1029/2007JC004425
Hogg, Andrew McC.; Meredith, Michael P.; Blundell, Jeffrey R; Wilson, Christopher. 2008 Eddy heat flux in the Southern Ocean: response to variable wind forcing. Journal of Climate, 21 (4). 608-620.10.1175/2007JCLI1925.1
Horsburgh, K. J.; Wilson, C.. 2007 Tide-surge interaction and its role in the distribution of surge residuals in the North Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112 (C8). Art. No. C08003.10.1029/2006JC004033
Williams, R. G.; Wilson, C.; Hughes, C. W.. 2007 Ocean and atmosphere storm tracks: the role of eddy vorticity forcing. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37 (9). 2267-2289.10.1175/JPO3120.1

Monograph

Williams, J.; Wilson, C.; Horsburgh, K.. 2012 Re-analysis of the December 1981 storm surge event in the Bristol Channel using the current operational tide-surge model suite. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 17pp. (National Oceanography Centre Research and Consultancy Report, 26)
Williams, Jane A.; Wilson, Chris; Horsburgh, Kevin J.. 2008 Data assmilation tests using NISE10 Storm Surge Model. Liverpool, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 29pp. (Pol Internal Document No. 188)