Benjamin works to improve the Met Office's capabilities in road, rail and runway weather forecasting.
Areas of expertise:
Benjamin is currently in the Commercial Product Development group within Weather Consultancy and Applied Research. The main focus of his work is to improve meteorological products and data available to the transport industry in order to enhance safety, efficiency and economic benefits.
Benjamin's research is currently focused on improving the skill of forecasts to the transport industry through the use of multiple Numerical Weather Prediction models. In the past he has done a significant amount of work on statistical correction schemes to improve forecast accuracy.
Benjamin has significant expertise in numerical modelling, regularly using the Met Office Road/Rail/Runway Surface Temperature model (MORST)
Benjamin joined the Met Office in 2008 as a research scientist in the Post-Processing group where he began work on route based forecasting for the transport industry. Benjamin then joined the newly created Commercial Product Development group in 2010 working, on statistical correction schemes. Prior to joining the Met Office, Benjamin completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics at the University of Exeter.