Developing global modelling capabilities to represent wildfires in the Earth system

The focus of this project is to interact with all project scientists in order to continuously develop and advance our capabilities in global wildfire modelling and its integration into Earth system models. The tasks will involve a) Algorithm development based on quantitative and qualitative insight from individual projects in different strands; b) Model evaluation and benchmarking; c) Integration into the UK Earth System Model (UKESM) and subsequent evaluation of performance of atmospheric composition, vegetation, and related systems. The PDRA leading this will need to have expertise in global Earth system modelling (e.g. focusing on the atmosphere, and/or dynamic vegetation) and experience with global model evaluation against a range of large datasets.