Professor Brian Golding

OBE for Professor Golding

24 March 2013

Met Office Deputy Director of Weather Science, Professor Brian Golding, was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours.

After four decades of working in meteorology, Professor Golding is a world-recognised expert in hydro-meteorology and numerical weather prediction.

For the last decade he has led the research and development of our operational forecasting capabilities. He has directed significant scientific and technological progress, including the development of a weather forecast model that covers the UK at a very high resolution, predicting small-scale weather such as thunderstorms, heavy rain and snow, in great detail.

Professor Golding said: "I think this honour recognises the work that has been done in the field of numerical weather prediction over the last few decades, which has been one of the great success stories in science. Improved forecasting accuracy has made a huge difference to lives around the world, helping to safeguard life and property, as well as make infrastructure more resilient to the weather. I'm proud to have played a small part in that."

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