Senior Advisor


Dr Chris Gordon is a Senior Advisor to the Meteorological Service Singapore. He was the first Director of the Centre for Climate Research Singapore until he stepped down in April 2016. His previous roles in the UK Met Office included Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre and Head of Science Partnerships.


    • 1976-1979
    • PhD at Queen Mary College, University of London
    • 1973-1976
    • BSc at Queen Mary College, University of London

Working Experience

    • 2013-Apr 2016
    • Director, Centre for Climate Research Singapore, MSS
    • 2012-2013
    • Head, Science Partnerships, UK Met Office
    • 2006-2012
    • Head, Met Office Hadley Centre, UK Met Office
    • 2002-2006
    • Head, Oceans and Climate, Hadley Centre
    • 2001-2002
    • Head, Government Meteorological Research Programme, Met Office
    • 1989-2001
    • Group leader: Global Ocean and Sea Ice Modelling, Hadley Centre
    • 1985-1989
    • Principal Research Scientist, Hooke Institute, University of Oxford
    • 1983-1985
    • Senior Research Scientist, Dynamical Climatology Branch, Met Office
    • 1982
    • Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
    • 1979-1982
    • Research Scientist, Dynamical Climatology Branch, Met Office

C. Gordon, R. Rahmat and Lim SY 2013

Priority Needs for Dynamical-Model Climate Predictions: Questionnaire for Suppliers of Climate Forecast Services in the ASEAN Region

Technical Report.

Scaife, A.A., Copsey, D., Gordon, C., Harris, C., Hinton, T., Keeley, S., Roberts, M., Williams, K. 2011

Improved Atlantic winter blocking in a climate model. Geophysical Research Letters.

Geophysical Research Letters. Vol. 38. DOI: 10.1029/2011GL049573.

Scaife, A., C. Buontempo, M. Ringer, M. Sanderson, C. Gordon, and J. Mitchell, 2009

Comment on “Toward seamless prediction: Calibration of climate change projections using seasonal forecasts

Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90, 1549–1551.

Bengtsson, L., P. Arkin, P. Berrisford, P. Bougeault, C.K. Folland, C. Gordon, Haines, K. I Hodges, P. Jones, P Kallberg, N Rayner A.J. Simmons, D. Stammer, P.W Thorne, S. Uppala and R.S. Vose, 2007

The need for a dynamical climate reanalysis.

Bull. Amer. Met. Soc.

Graham, R., C. Gordon and others (2006)

The 2005/06 winter in Europe and the United Kingdom. Part1: How the Met Office forecast was produced and communicated.

Weather, 61, No.12, pp327-336.

Davey, M.K., M.R. Huddelston, C. Cooper, C. Gordon and others (2002)

STOIC: A study of coupled model climatology and variability in tropical ocean regions.

Climate Dynamics, 18(5), pp403-420.

Gregory, J.M., Stott, P.A., Cresswell, D.J., Rayner, N.A., Gordon, C. and Sexton, D.M.H., 2002

Recent and future changes in Arctic sea ice simulated by the HadCM3 AOGCM.

Geophys Res Lett, 29, pp28-1 to 28-4.

Wu, P. and C. Gordon 2002

Ocean circulation effects on climate

Bull Amer. Meteor. Soc. 83(5). 678-678.

Wu, P. and C. Gordon 2002

Oceanic influence on North Atlantic climate variability.

J. Climate, 15, No14, pp1911-1925.

Cooper, C. and C. Gordon 2001

North Atlantic Oceanic Decadal Variability in the Hadley Centre Coupled Model

Journal of Climate, vol 15, no. 1, pages 45-72.

Gordon, C., C. Cooper, C.A. Senior, H. Banks, J.M. Gregory, T.C. Johns, J.F.B. Mitchell and R.A. Wood 2000

The simulation of SST, sea ice extents and ocean heat transports in a version of the Hadley Centre coupled model without flux adjustments

Climate Dynamics, 16, 2/3 pp 147-168

Roberts, C.M., C. Gordon and Cooper 1997

On the origin of flux adjustments in a coupled model

Month. Weath. Rev. 125, pp 909-925.

J D Neelin, M Latif, M A F Allaart, M A Cane, U Cubasch, W L Gates, P R Gent, M Ghil, C Gordon, N C Lau, C R Mechoso, G A Meehl, J M Oberhuber, S G H Philander, P S Schopf, K R Sperber, K R Sterl, T Tokioka, J Tribbia, S E Zebiak 1992

ropical air-sea interaction in general circulation models

Climate Dynamics, 7, pp 73-104

Anderson, D.L.T., D J. Carrington, R. Corry and C. Gordon 1991

Modelling the variability of the Somali current

J. Marine Res., 49, pp 659-696.

Gordon, C. and R.A. Corry 1991

An ocean model simulation of the seasonal cycle in the tropical Pacific Ocean using climatological and modelled surface forcing

J. Geophy. Res. 96, No. C1, 847-864.

Gordon, C. 1989

Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions in a coupled model

Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 329, 207-223.