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.
In an article for The Guardian newspaper, she wrote: "Having to rein in extraordinary claims that the latest extreme event is all due to climate change is at best hugely frustrating and at worse enormously distracting. Overplaying natural variations in the weather as climate change is just as much a distortion of science as underplaying them to claim that climate change has stopped or is not happening."
- Valdes, Paul; et al. (2017). "The BRIDGE family of climate models: HadCM3@Bristol v1.0". Geosci. Model Dev. (10): 3715–3743.
- Pope, Vicky; et al. (15 November 2007). "The Hadley Centre approach to climate modelling, the competing requirements for improved resolution, complexity and dealing with uncertainty" (PDF). Proceedings of climate workshop. Phil Trans Roy Soc: 2635–265.
- Stern, Nick; et al. (2007). "Led the Met Office Hadley Centre contribution of climate science to the Stern review: the Economics of Climate Change".
- Martin, Gill; et al. (2005). "The physical properties of the atmosphere in the new Hadley Centre Global Environmental Model, HadGEM1 Part I: Model description and global climatology". J. Clim. 19 (7): 1274–1301. Bibcode:2006JCli...19.1274M. doi:10.1175/JCLI3636.1.
- Pope, Vicky; Davies, Terry (September–October 2002). "Testing and Evaluating Atmospheric Climate Models". Computing in Science and Engineering. 4 (5): 64–69. doi:10.1109/MCISE.2002.1032431.
- Inness, P.M.; Slingo, J.M.; Woolnough, S.J.; Neale, R.B.; Pope, V.D. (2001). "Organization of tropical convection in a GCM with varying vertical resolution; implications for the simulation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation". Climate Dynamics. 17 (1): 777–793. Bibcode:2001ClDy...17..777I. doi:10.1007/s003820000148.
- Pope, V.D.; Gallani, M.L.; Rowntree, P.R.; Stratton, R.A. (2000). "The impact of new physical parametrizations in the Hadley Centre climate model: HadAM3". Climate Dynamics. 16 (2–3): 123–146. Bibcode:2000ClDy...16..123P. doi:10.1007/s003820050009.
- Lahoz, WA; O'Neill, A.; Heaps, A.; Pope, V.D.; Swinbank, R.; Harwood, R.S.; Froidevaux, L.; Read, W.G.; Waters, J.W.; Peckham, G.E. (1996). "Vortex dynamics and the evolution of water vapour in the stratosphere of the southern hemisphere". Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 122 (530): 423–450. Bibcode:1996QJRMS.122..423L. doi:10.1002/qj.49712253007.
- O'Neill, A.; Grose, W.L.; Pope, V.D.; MacLean, H.; Swinbank, R. (October 1994). "Evolution of the Stratosphere during Northern Winter 1991/92 as Diagnosed from U.K. Meteorological Office Analyses". Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. 51 (20): 2800–17. doi:10.1175/1520-0469(1994)051<2800:EOTSDN>2.0.CO;2.
- O'Neill, A.; Pope, V.D. (1988). "Simulations of linear and nonlinear disturbances in the stratosphere". Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 114 (482): 1063–1110. Bibcode:1988QJRMS.114.1063O. doi:10.1002/qj.49711448210.
- Mechoso, C.R.; O'Neill, A.; Pope, V.D.; Farrara, J.D. (1988). "A study of the stratospheric final warming of 1982 in the southern hemisphere". Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 114 (484): 1365–84. Bibcode:1988QJRMS.114.1365M. doi:10.1002/qj.49711448402.
- Bailey, M.J.; O'Neill, A.; Pope, V.D. (1993). "Stratospheric Analyses Produced by the United Kingdom Meteorological Office". Journal of Applied Meteorology. 32 (9): 1472–83. Bibcode:1993JApMe..32.1472B. doi:10.1175/1520-0450(1993)032<1472:SAPBTU>2.0.CO;2.
2016 Sun and superstorms: Our changing climate. Chapter for The Earth and I: a book of essays edited by James Lovelock. https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/02888/facts.james_lovelock_et_al_the_earth_and_i.htm
2007 - 2013 Newspaper and web articles, including:
Models 'key to climate forecasts'. BBC website, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6320515.stm
Climate change, the real facts, The Sun newspaper
Scientists must rein in misleading claims, Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/feb/11/climate-change-science-pope
Research is robust but communication is weak, The Times
How science will shape climate adaptation plans, the Guardian newspaper
Why are climate data and evidence important? World Bank blog
2005 - 2010 Brochures on climate science for visitors to the UNFCCC climate conferences and interested stakeholders http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/library/publications/climate-change