Dr Amanda Lindsay

Amanda supports external collaborations with users of the Met Office Unified Model.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Unified Model R&D programme
  • Unified Model evaluation and monsoon research
  • Collaboration management
  • Climate modelling

Current Activities

Amanda is part of the Met Office Unified Model collaboration team. She contributes to develop and facilitate effective collaboration aimed at developing the Unified Model with scientists from operational centres and universities around the world. Collaborations currently exist with scientists in the UK, Australia, India, Korea, New Zealand, Brazil and South Africa. Collaborative activities include:

  • Unified Model physical parameterization schemes
  • Technical infrastructure development
  • observation processing software
  • ocean, sea-ice and land surface coupling
  • use of new satellite data
  • diagnostic studies and evaluation of model configurations
  • a joint seasonal forecasting system

Amanda is responsible for supporting these research and development activities through day-to-day technical support and managing the provision of climate model configurations. She maintains the collaboration wiki which facilitates communication amongst Met Office Unified Model users. Amanda participate in collaboration research projects and model testing and evaluation. She also responsible for extending the training support for the Unified Model users. In addition, Charline Marzin is responsible for coordinating user workshops and user training.

Career Background

Amanda joined the Met Office in March 2011 as part of the Climate Services Team where she ran members of a regional QUMP ensemble focused on South Asia. She worked on various capacity building and adaptation focused projects looking at the future of the Indian Summer Monsoon. Amanda joined the UM Collaboration team in April 2013.

Prior to working at the Met Office Amanda completed her PhD on the behaviour of a-elastin at the air-water interface at the University of Exeter. This followed postgraduate research on laser stimulated conduction in Arsenic doped Gallium Nitride at low-temperatures also at the University of Exeter.

Last updated: 9 April 2014