Stephen Roger Dorling


Stephen Roger Dorling FRMetS CMet

Public email: 


01603 592533

Contact address: 

School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia
Earlham Road

Current Employment: 

- 1985-86 Assistant Scientific Officer with the UK Meteorological Office, based at Stansted Airport as an ‘Observer’
- 1986-92 Undergraduate (Geophysical Sciences) and Postgraduate (Atmospheric Sciences) student at the University of East Anglia
- 1993 Visiting Fellow in Air Pollution Modelling at the Atmospheric Environment Service, Toronto, Canada.
- 1994-2000 Lecturer in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of East Anglia
- 2000 to date Senior Lecturer in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of East Anglia
- 2001 to date Innovations Director, WeatherQuest Ltd.


Recent work: 

I have worked as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA since 1994.  My research expertise is in Applied Meteorology and recent and future climate change, especially in relation to Agriculture, Insurance, Wind Energy and Air Quality.  I teach Meteorology at Undergraduate and Masters levels and I also continue to be the Director of the School’s Year in Industry Programme.  Three PhD students have begun research under my supervision in the period:  (1) Nick Earl – Ensemble Modelling of Extra-Tropical Windstorms; (2) Chris Steele – Wind Power Meteorology in Complex Coastal Environments; (3) Ruth Bryant-Host, Pathogen and environment – How changes in climate could upset the balance.  Further, Turki Habeebullah, also a PhD student under my supervision and working in Air Pollution Meteorology, was awarded his PhD in 2010.

The work of my research group is presently funded by NERC (Chris Steele’s PhD) by the Worshipful Company of Insurers (Nick Earl’s PhD), by BBSRC (Ruth Bryant’s PhD) and through the BBSRC – Defra Hortlink Programme (a collaborative project with the John Innes Centre on the impact of recent and future climate change on flowering in brassicas) – I am a visiting Scientist at JIC.

In 2009 my tenure as a member of Defra’s Air Quality Expert Group, as Director of the School’s Meteorology and Oceanography programme and as an LTN Business Fellow came to an end.



Wind Power Meteorology, Air Pollution Meteorology with special reference to Climate Change, Acid Deposition, Tropospheric Ozone and Particulates (PM10, PM2.5);
Air quality forecasting;
Satellite measurements of soil moisture and atmospheric composition;
Artificial Intelligence applied to environmental problems;
Weather Forecasting and its applications;
Insurance weather;
Agro-Meteorology and climatology;
Meteorological education.



UK, Canada