Cath leads the Understanding Climate Change area which includes work on understanding and modelling key physical climate processes and feedbacks.
Cath's areas of expertise include:
Cath leads a team of around 20 scientists working on understanding climate processes, feedbacks and uncertainty. Main areas of work include High Res Modelling, the Global Water Cycle, Hazardous weather and extremes, Sensitivity of the climate system to Man's influence and development of Seamless Prediction systems.
Cath joined the Met Office in 1986 after completing a first degree in Mathematics at the University of Leeds. She has worked for her entire career on understanding climate processes and feedbacks, with a notable focus on cloud feedbacks and model development and evaluation. In 1997 she became the Manager of Climate sensitivity and then in 2003 the Head of Understanding Climate Change.