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Senior computational scientist (Meteorology), University of Reading

I am employed by the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), and formerly worked for the Data Assimilation Research Centre (DARC), at the University of Reading as a computational scientist in the fields of data assimilation and data analysis/visualisation.

During 2010-2012 I worked at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts on their Reanalysis project. Reanalysis combines past meteorological observations into complete, comprehensive and coherent atmospheric datasets using an up-to-date version of a weather forecast model.

In recent years I have worked on a variety of projects, which have included:

The assimilation of ozone profiles from the EOS/MLS instrument into the ECMWF IFS weather forecast model, using 3D and 4Dvar techniques.

The insertion of observation processing code into the Met Office Unified Model to enable the assimilation of MIPAS ozone retrievals for research purposes.

The development of GDEVL, the Global Data Evaluation and Visualisation Laboratory. GDEVL is a hardware/software solution to the problem of analysing and visualising vast amounts of four-dimensional geophysical data, for example that which may be generated by high-resolution weather forecast models.
Globmodel - I was the webmaster for the project

Work led by colleagues at Noveltis (Toulouse) studying the impact of novel satellite observations (along-track winds and projected observations from DIMIWO) to assess their impact on numerical weather prediction.
In addition, to support the work of colleagues in High Resolution Atmospheric Assimilation Group

I have been responsible for writing a variety of software packages to enable the analysis of atmospheric numerical model results and atmospheric observations.

Finally, I am a keen weather observer, both professionally and as an amateur - I make observations at the University of Reading's climatological station, maintain my own weather station in Maidenhead, and am editor of the monthly bulletin of the Climatological Observers Link.


  • –present
    Senior computational scientist (Meteorology), University of Reading