Andy Macallan

Andy develops software for the post-processing of computer model output used at the Joint Centre for Mesoscale Meteorology (JCMM).

Areas of expertise

Andy's area of expertise is software development (Linux, IDL, Perl, Fortran)

Current activities

Andy is currently working on the development of the post-processing software used at JCMM. This includes the display and analysing of data from the latest high resolution computer models that are being developed by the scientists at JCMM (including the 1.5 km and variable resolution models). He also acts as the local computing facilities and data manager at JCMM.

Career background

Andy has been involved in computer programming since joining the Met Office in 1984. He started work in the Cloud Physics section of the Met Office, working on the calibration and operation of dropsondes that were used on the Meteorological Research Flight aircraft.

He then worked on the programming of the dropsonde real-time processing system and was involved in operating the data recording equipment during the FRONTS87 and FASTEX  projects. He also worked on the processing of the subsequent data.

In 1999 he became the JCMM Computing Facilities/Data manager based in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading.

Last updated: 9 April 2014