Dr Richard Graham

OBE for Met Office scientist

28 March 2012

Dr Richard Graham, Climate Applications Development Manager at the Met Office Hadley Centre, was the proud recipient of an OBE in the New Year's Honours list.

The award was for Richard's outstanding contribution to seasonal weather forecasting in the developing world, especially in Africa.

Richard works with climate organisations in Africa who are pioneering the application of long-range forecasts to help alleviate poverty, and run sustainable development projects. As a world expert in long-range weather forecasting, Richard is central to international collaborative efforts to advance this complex and developing science.

Richard said: "Without the dedicated hard work of Met Office colleagues, the contribution I have made to the delivery of our long-range forecast services and capacity building in Africa would not have been possible."

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