Assimilation and Ensembles scientists

  • Susan Ballard

    Susan leads the Data Assimilation @ Reading Group based at MetOffice@Reading Unit at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading. The group undertakes collaborative research and development into use of novel observations such as radar reflectivity, refractivity and ceilometers backscatter and improved data assimilation for convective-scale data assimilation and numerical weather prediction-based nowcasting and flash flood prediction.

  • Dale Barker

    Dale leads Data Assimilation and Ensembles (DAE) section of Weather Science, which undertakes research and development in observations processing, data assimilation and ensemble forecasting.

  • Neill Bowler

    Neill works as manager of the data assimilation methods group, which looks to improve weather forecasts by improving techniques for assimilating observations.

  • Helen Buttery

    Helen is currently researching the use of the forecast sensitivity to observations (FSO) technique in the UK 1.5-km model (UKV).

  • Brett Candy

    Brett's research is aimed at improving Met Office forecasts through better use of land surface data.

  • Cristina Charlton-Perez

    Cristina works on high-resolution data assimilation with a specific focus on the potential for assimilation of ceilometer backscatter profiles. She works in the Data Assimilation @ Reading Group based at MetOffice@Reading Unit at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

  • Adam Clayton

    Adam works on ensemble data assimilation systems, and is currently on secondment to the Korea Meteorological Administration

  • Jemma Davie

    Jemma works on monitoring of surface observations for reanalysis.

  • Gareth Dow

    Gareth works with data assimilation development for the 4 km & 1.5 km hi-res UK models, aiming to improve forecasts of key weather elements such as rain, cloud, visibility, screen temperature and 10-metre wind

  • Jonathan Flowerdew

    Jonathan is a research scientist focusing on the interaction between ensembles and data assimilation for convective-scale weather forecasts.

  • Susanna Hagelin

    Susanna works on the development of the UK ensemble forecasting model, MOGREPS-UK.

  • Lee Hawkness-Smith

    Lee works on the assimilation of radar reflectivity. He works in the Data Assimilation @ Reading Group based at MetOffice@Reading Unit at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

  • Bruce Ingleby

  • Gordon Inverarity

    Gordon leads a team developing data assimilation techniques to meet present and future customer requirements.

  • Mohamed Jardak

    Mohamed is a research scientist developing and testing methods in data assimilation

  • Peter Jermey

    Peter works on regional reanalysis.

  • Graeme Kelly

    Graeme works on Variational Analysis with a particular interest in the use of satellite data.

  • Dingmin Li

    Dingmin works on improving high-resolution data assimilation. He works in the Data Assimilation @ Reading Group based at MetOffice@Reading Unit at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading.

  • Andrew Lorenc

    Andrew leads some innovative research in Data Assimilation and Ensembles and advises Met Office research projects across a wide area.

  • Bruce Macpherson

    Bruce leads the development of operational convective-scale data assimilation systems in Numerical Weather Prediction models in the Met Office.

  • Sana Mahmood

    Sana works on improving the analysis of middle atmosphere observations and the simulation of stratospheric dynamics by numerical models.

  • Adam Maycock

    Adam manages the Office Observation Processing System (OPS) and co-ordinates its implementation within the operational NWP forecasting suite.

  • Martin McMillan

    Martin works on convective scale model development. He is currently involved in setting up the data assimilation model for the Singapore SINGV project and works on research related to defence activities.

  • Larry Morgan

    Larry develops methods for exploiting conventional observations within the global NWP suite and monitors their use and assimilation.

  • Stephen Oxley

    Stephen manages the Variational Data Assimilation (VAR) system and co-ordinates its implementation within the operational NWP forecasting suite.

  • Colin Parrett

    Colin is a scientist working on the monitoring of observations used within the Met Office's data assimilation system.

  • Tim Payne

    Tim is a research scientist working on mathematical methods in data assimilation.

  • Laura Pitcher

    Laura's research focuses on improvements in convective scale weather forecasting for the UK and the tropics. She works in the Data Assimilation @ Reading Group based at MetOffice@Reading Unit at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

  • Rick Rawlins

    Rick leads the development and implementation of data assimilation upgrades for the Met Office operational global model.

  • Richard Renshaw

    Richard leads work on atmospheric reanalysis and on data assimilation for the land surface.

  • Kelvyn Robertson

    Kelvyn updates the MOGREPS forecast suite to implement scientific and technical improvements.

  • Adrian Semple

    Adrian investigates causes of major poor forecasts with an emphasis on data assimilation.

  • David Simonin

    David's current work focuses on the assimilation of radar derived refractivity change observations in high-resolution convective-scale NWP models. He works in the Data Assimilation @ Reading Group based at MetOffice@Reading Unit at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading.

  • Laura Stewart

    Laura's research focuses on improvements in convective scale weather forecasting for the UK and the tropics. She works in the Data Assimilation @ Reading Group based at MetOffice@Reading Unit at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

  • Richard Swinbank

    Richard leads the ensemble forecasting research group.

  • Simon A Thompson

    Simon maintains and develops the Met Office medium-range ensemble suite.

  • Warren Tennant

    Warren manages the Global Data Assimilation and Ensembles Group with a research interest in understanding and estimating model forecast error.

  • Mike Thurlow

    Mike works in global data assimilation with a special interest in operational NWP suites.

  • Robert Tubbs

    Robert works on assimilating satellite radiance data and satellite-derived cloud information into convective-scale NWP models.

Last updated: 12 June 2015