Adrian manages development of the ocean component of the climate model and the ocean biogeochemical modelling
Adrian's areas of expertise include:
Adrian manages the team that are responsible for development of the ocean model
Adrian also contributes to the development of the ocean model. The ocean model development is focused on global configuration of the NEMO which is developed in collaboration with the NEMO Consortium. The NEMO development work undertaken within the UK is coordinated between the Met Office and the through the JCRP Adrian is responsible for overseeing the Met Office contribution to this work, and for coordinating this with other work within JCRP. The overall aim of the work is to deliver improved global ocean models for use in coupled climate modelling. The ocean biogeochemical modelling work is based around use of the Hadley Centre Ocean Carbon Cycle (HadOCC) model. The focus of the work is the understanding of feedbacks between the ocean carbon cycle and the climate system based on simulations of the HadGEM2-ES model.
Adrian is currently a member of the NCOF Executive Committee where he provides a link to the ocean climate modelling work.
Adrian graduated from Exeter University in 1994 with a BSc in Mathematics, before completing a PhD at Keele University and Southampton Oceanography Centre. He submitted his thesis titled "Models of large-scale wind and buoyancy driven ocean circulation" in 1997 immediately before joining the Met Office. Adrian spent twelve years working in the Met Office Ocean Forecasting team, initially working on data assimilation in the FOAM Ocean Forecasting System. He subsequently managed the FOAM team, the Wave Forecasting Research and Development team, and the Ocean Forecasting Research and Development team, gaining a broad knowledge of ocean forecasting. During this time Adrian was a representative on numerous national and international committees including:
- Member of the International GODAE Steering Team
- Member of the Storm Tide Forecast Service Steering Team
- Rapporteur for Operational Ocean Forecasting Systems to the JCOMM SPA
- Member of the JCOMM Expert Team on Wind Waves and Storm Surges
- Member of the JCOMM Expert Team for Operational Ocean Forecast Systems
- Member of the NCOF Executive Committee.
Adrian took up his current post in the Met Office Hadley Centre in 2009. Adrian is a Chartered Marine Scientist and a Fellow of the Institute for Marine Engineering Science and Technology.