Vicky Pope is head of the climate predictions programme at the Hadley Centre. She spent 6 years as manager of atmospheric climate model development and evaluation. Since October 2004 she has been Head of the Climate Prediction Programme which provides independent scientific advice on climate change. Her research interests include developing and validating climate models.
"very few" scientists disputed the latest IPCC report. "The consensus on warming since the 1850s is that a large part is due to man's activities," she said. "That's the line of the IPCC report and that position is strengthening. It is a very widespread consensus. There are a few very vocal people who are sceptics, only some of whom are actually scientists. Sceptics obviously have a place in the community."
PM Inness, JM Slingo, SJ Woolnough, RB Neale, VD Pope, 2001, Organization of tropical convection in a GCM with varying vertical resolution; implications for the simulation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation, Climate Dynamics vol. 17 no. 1, p. 777-793
VD Pope, ML Gallani, PR Rowntree, RA Stratton, 2000, The impact of new physical parametrizations in the Hadley Centre climate model: HadAM3, Climate Dynamics vol. 16 no. 2-3, p. 123-146.
WA Lahoz, A O'Neill, A Heaps, VD Pope, R Swinbank, RS Harwood, L Froidevaux, WG Read, JW Waters, GE Peckham, 1996, Vortex dynamics and the evolution of......