Moore, John

Research Professor, PhD

Arctic Global Change research group /  Arktinen globaalimuutos


John Moore, British, Research Professor at University of Lapland Finland, Chief Scientist, College of Global Change and Earth System Science of Beijing Normal University, Guest professor, Polar Research Institute of China. Finnish representative on the International Arctic Science Committee, Glaciology Group. Editorial board member for The Cryosphere and Chinese Journal of Polar Science.

Research Activities: Past sea level change and prediction; natural and anthropogenic climate forcing; impacts of extreme events, and geoengineering scenarios. Developing new advanced statistical methods for time series analysis, with the aim of a mechanistic understanding of the climate system. Extraction of paleoclimate information from physical and chemical analysis of Arctic and Antarctic ice cores. Geophysical field work and computer modelling of glacier flow and evolution. Early work on the development of a theoretical basis for electrical conduction in ice as function of chemical impurities, followed by radar studies of Svalbard polythermal glaciers.

Cooperation mainly with Polar Research Institute of China, Tibetan Plateau Research Institute, Polish academy of Sciences and University of Uppsala . Ice core research with Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, French and British partners.

A few recent publications:
Comprehensive list of the articles is here.


  • Moore J. C., A. Grinsted, X. Guo, X. Yu, S. Jevrejeva, A. Rinke, X. Cui, B. Kravitz, A. Lenton, S. Watanabe, D. Ji 2015 Atlantic hurricane surge response to geoengineering, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1510530112
  • Liu, Y., J. C. Moore, X. Cheng, R. M. Gladstone, J. N. Bassis, H. Liu, J. Wen, F. Hui 2015, Ocean-driven thinning enhances iceberg calving and retreat of Antarctic ice shelves Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1415137112
  • Yu. X, J. C. Moore, X. Cui, A. Rinke, D. Ji, B. Kravitz and J-H. Yoon 2015, Impacts, effectiveness and regional inequalities of the GeoMIP G1 to G4 solar radiation management scenarios, Global and Planetary Change doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.02.010
  • Rawlins, M. A., A. D. McGuire, J. K. Kimball, P. Dass, D. Lawrence, E. Burke, X. Chen, C. Delire, C. Koven, A. MacDougall, S. Peng, A. Rinke, K. Saito, W. Zhang, R. Alkama, T. J. Bohn, P. Ciais, B. Decharme, I. Gouttevin,17, T. Hajima, D. Ji, G. Krinner, D. P. Lettenmaier, P. Miller, J. C. Moore, B. Smith, and T. Sueyoshi 2015, Assessment of model estimates of land-atmosphere CO2 exchange across Northern Eurasia, Biogeosciences12, 4385-4405, doi:10.5194/bg-12-4385-2015
  • Kravitz, B., A. Robock, S. Tilmes, O. Boucher, J.M. English, P.J. Irvine, A. Jones, M.G. Lawrence, M. MacCracken, H. Muri, J. C. Moore, U. Niemeier, S.J. Phipps, J. Sillmann, T. Storelvmo, H. Wang, S. Watanabe 2015, The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (GeoMIP6): Simulation Design and Preliminary Results Geoscientific Model Development 8, 3379-3392, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-3379-2015.
  • Miao L, J.C. Moore F. Zeng, J. Lei, J. Ding, B. He, X. Cui 2015, Footprint of desertification management in China, Land Degradation and Development, doi: 10.1002/ldr.2399
  • Zwinger, T. T. Malm, M. Schäfer, R. Stenberg, and J. C. Moore 2015, Interaction of katabatic wind and local surface mass balance at Scharffenbergbotnen Blue Ice Area, Antarctica, The Cryosphere Numerical simulations and observations of the role of katabatic winds in the creation and maintenance of Scharffenbergbotnen Blue Ice Area, Antarctica, The Cryosphere 9, 1415-1426, 2015 doi:10.5194/tc-9-1415-2015
  • Huisingh, D., Z. Zhang , J. C. Moore,, Q. Qiao , Q. Li 2015, Recent Advances in Carbon Emissions Reduction: Policies, Technologies, Monitoring, Assessment and Modeling, Journal of Cleaner Production doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.04.098

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  • Åström, J.A., D. Vallot, M. Schäfer, E.Z. Welty, S. O'Neel, T.C. Bartholomaus, Y. Liu, T.I. Riikilä, J. Timonen, T. Zwinger and J. C. Moore 2014, Termini of calving glaciers as self-organised critical systems, Nature Geoscience doi: 10.1038/ngeo2290
  • Dong, W., W. Yuan, S. Liu, J. C. Moore, P. Shi, S. Feng, J. Chou, X. Cui, and K. Jiang 2014, China-Russia gas deal for a cleaner China, Nature Climate Change 4, 940-942 doi:10.1038/nclimate2382
  • Shi C. V. Masson-Delmotte V. Daux Z. Li M. Carre and J. C. Moore 2014, Unprecedented recent warming rate and temperature variability over the East Tibetan Plateau inferred from Alpine treeline dendrochronology, Climate Dynamics doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2386-z
  • Zhang, Z., J. C. Moore, D. Huisingh and Y. Zhao 2014, Review of Geoengineering Approaches to Mitigating Climate Change Journal of Cleaner Production doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.09.076
  • Yu. X, A. Rinke, D. Ji, X. Cui and J. C. Moore 2014 Arctic sea ice and atmospheric circulation under the abrupt4xCO2 scenario, Advances in Polar Science, 25: 234-245, doi:10.13679/j.advps.2014.4.00234
  • Jevrejeva, S., A. Grinsted and J. C. Moore 2014, Upper limit for sea level projections by 2100 Environmental Research Letters9 104008 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/10/104008
  • Zhao, L., R. Ding and J. C. Moore 2014, Glacier volume and area change by 2050 in high mountain Asia, Global and Planetary Change 122, 197-207 doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.08.006
  • Sun, S., S. L. Cornford, Y. Liu and J. C. Moore 2014, Dynamic response of Antarctic ice shelves to bedrock uncertainty, The Cryosphere 8, 1561-1576, doi:10.5194/tc-8-1561-2014
  • Kravitz, B. D. MacMynowski, A. Robock, P. Rasch, K. Ricke, J. Cole, C. Curry, P. Irvine, D. Ji, J. Kristjansson, J. C. Moore, H. Muri, B. Singh, S. Tilmes, S. Watanabe, S. Yang, J-H Yoon 2014, A Multi-Model Assessment of Regional Climate Disparities Caused by Solar Geoengineering, Environmental Research Letters 9 (7), 74013-74019
  • Gladstone R., M. Schäfer, T. Zwinger, Y. Gong, T. Strozzi, J.C. Moore, R. Mottram, and F. Boberg, 2014 Importance of basal processes in simulations of a surging Svalbard outlet glacier, The Cryosphere 8, 1393-1405, doi:10.5194/tc-8-1393-2014, 2014.
  • Zhang, Z., J.C. Moore and A. Grinsted 2014 Haar wavelet analysis of climatic time series, International Journal of Wavelets, Multiresolution and Information Processing 12, (2) 1450020 DOI: 10.1142/S0219691314500209
  • Moore, J.C., A. Rinke, X. Yu, D. Ji, X. Cui, Y. Li, K. Alterskjær, J. E. Kristjánsson, H. Muri, O. Boucher, N. Huneeus, B. Kravitz, A. Robock, U. Niemeier. H. Schmidt, M. Schulz, S. Tilmes, S. Watanabe 2014 Arctic sea ice and atmospheric circulation under the GeoMIP G1 scenario, Journal of Geophysical Research DOI: 10.1002/2013JD021060
  • Jevrejeva, S., J.C. Moore, A. Grinsted, A.P. Matthews and G. Spada 2014 Trends and acceleration in global and regional sea levels since 1807, Global and Planetary Change 113C (2014), pp. 11-22, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2013.12.004
  • Yang, Z.W. Dong, T. Wei, Y. Fu, X. Cui, J.C. Moore and J. Chou 2014 Constructing long-term (1948-2011) consumption-based emissions inventories Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Zwinger, T., M. Schäfer, C. Martín, and J.C. Moore, 2014 Influence of Anisotropy on Velocity and Age Distribution at Scharffenbergbotnen Blue Ice Area, The Cryosphere 8, 607-621, doi:10.5194/tc-8-607-2014
  • Berdahl, M., A. Robock, D. Ji, J.C. Moore, A. Jones, B. Kravitz and S. Watanabe, 2014 Arctic cryosphere response in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) G3 and G4 scenarios, Journal of Geophysical Research, 119 (3), 1308-1321, doi: 10.1002/2013JD020627
  • Curry, C.L., J, Sillmann, D, Bronaugh, K, Alterskjaer, J.N. S. Cole, D. Ji, B. Kravitz, J.E. Kristjansson, J.C. Moore, H. Muri, U. Niemeier, A. Robock, S. Tilmes and S. Yang, 2014 A multi-model examination of climate extremes in an idealized geoengineering experiment, Journal of Geophysical Research 119 (7), 3900-3923 doi: 10.1002/2013JD020648
  • Huneeus N., O. Boucher, K. Alterskjær, J. N. S. Cole, C.L. Curry, D. Ji, A. Jones, B. Kravitz, J. E. Kristjánsson, J. C. Moore, H. Muri, U. Niemeier, P. Rash, A. Robock, B. Singh, H. Schmidt, M. Schulz, S. Tilmes, S. Watanabe, J.-H. Yoon, 2014 Solar irradiance reduction and increased CO2 radiative forcings and feedbacks in the GeoMIP ensemble, Journal of Geophysical Research 119 (9), 5226-5239 doi: 10.1002/2013JD021110
  • Irvine, P.J., A.J. Ridgwell, D.J. Lunt, J.C. Moore, D. Ji, J.N.S. Cole, C.L. Curry, J-H. Yoon, P.J. Rasch, S. Balwinder, S. Tilmes, S. Yang, B. Kravitz, A. Robock, A. Jones, O. Boucher, M. Schulz, S. Watanabe, U. Niemeier, J.E. Kristjánsson, K. Alterskjæer, H. Muri, 2014 Identifying key uncertainties for sunshade geoengineering by comparing the GeoMIP ensemble and a perturbed parameter ensemble, Journal of Geophysical Research doi: 10.1002/2013JD020716
  • Xia,L., A. Robock, S. Balwinder, J.N.S. Cole, D. Ji, J.C. Moore, A. Jones, B. Kravitz, H. Muri, U. Niemeier, S. Tilmes, S. Watanabe, 2014 Solar radiation management impacts on agriculture in China: A case study in the Geoengineering Modeling Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), Journal of Geophysical Research doi: 10.1002/2013JD020630
  • Sun B., J.C. Moore, T. Zwinger, L. Zhao, D. Steinhage, X. Tang, D. Zhang, X. Cui and C Martín 2014, How old is the ice beneath Dome A, Antarctica?, The Cryosphere 8, 1121-1128, doi:10.5194/tc-8-1121-2014
  • Ji D., L. Wang, J. Feng, Q. Wu, H. Cheng, Q. Zhang, J. Yang, W. Dong, Y. Dai, D. Gong, R. Zhang, X. Wang, J. Liu, J. C. Moore, D. Chen, M. Zhou 2014, Description and basic evaluation of BNU-ESM version 1, Geoscientific Model Development, 7, 2039–2064, doi:10.5194/gmd-7-2039-2014,



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