Alasdair leads the research and development effort in modelling of road surface temperatures.
Areas of expertise
He is responsible for the scientific development of the model, and for the maintenance and development of the operational system which delivers the model forecasts to Met Office forecasters and products. Alasdair also develops site-specific forecast products by applying post-processing techniques to Numerical Weather Prediction model forecasts from various resolution configurations of the Unified Model and the UKPP system.
As part of his role to develop the operational system, Alasdair works on projects to deliver the IT architecture that supports site-specific forecast product creation.
Alasdair has been a member of the Post-Processing group since it was formed in 2007. He has been working on site-specific forecasting techniques since joining the Met Office in February 2002, with a short interlude developing a web interfaces for the NAME model. Alasdair graduated with a BSc in Physics from the Durham University in 2001, and has also gained an MSc in Weather, Climate and Numerical Modelling from the University of Reading whilst employed by the Met Office.