Stephen Outten

Senior Researcher

Stephen Outten is an atmospheric scientist. He obtained his PhD at the University of East Anglia (U.K.) in 2010, focusing on the dynamics of extreme wind jets around Greenland.

Outten has developed a diverse portfolio of expertise in climate dynamics – how processes in the atmosphere change over time and affect both weather and climate. He has researched large-scale teleconnections between the Arctic and mid-latitudes, as well as extreme wind impacts across Europe on a local scale. Another field he has been active in is multi-decadal variability in global heat transport. He has also been modelling the role of natural (e.g., volcanic) and anthropogenic forcings in the climate system. A common thread in his diverse studies has been the understanding of local-scale, often extreme, events and how these are controlled and shaped by large-scale atmospheric dynamics.

  • Climate
  • Modelling
  • Satellite observations