Carrying out research and development to improve the representation of physical processes in our weather and climate models.
Provision of advice on model performance and products related to physical processes.
Development of the physical parametrizations in the climate and forecasting model.
Consultancy work related to our expertise in physical processes.
The statistical representation of convective clouds, their precipitation, phase changes and transports of heat, water and momentum in weather and climate prediction.
The representation of clouds on the micro and macro scale in weather and climate prediction.
The representation of solar and infra-red radiation, and its interaction with clouds in our climate and weather forecast models.
The representation of turbulence in the atmosphere near the surface, e.g. for the formation and dissipation of fog, or extremes of temperature.
The influence of mountains and hills on both local weather and large-scale weather systems.
The atmosphere exchanges heat, moisture and momentum with the underlying land or sea surface.
High-resolution forecast models which allow convective storms to form explicitly are central to improving forecasts of heavy rainfall and related weather.
Advances in both high-resolution modelling and ensemble prediction have brought about a significant improvement in forecasting capability. Further improvements will be gained by combining these two approaches.
Information on the wide range of work our parametrization scientists undertake; the projects they are involved with and their skills and interests.