Claire Bartholomew

Claire contributes to weather and climate research specific to the aviation community.

Current activities

Claire provides support to the aviation industry through data analysis and consultancy projects to aid the safety and efficiency of aviation operations. Since joining the team in 2013, she has carried out statistical analyses over UK airspace for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and contributed towards the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programme, looking at the impacts of adverse weather (deep convection, snow, low visibility, etc.) on the management of the European airspace network. She also produces consultancy reports, such as an assessment of the wind shear risk at the new airport development on the island of St Helena (see the case study on the Aviation consultancy services page for more details on this work). Having started her career in the climate research area of the Met Office, Claire is also interested in climate impacts on aviation.

Career background

Claire joined the Met Office in 2012 as part of the Development Team in Climate Science, before moving on to the Aviation Applications team in Applied Weather Science in August 2013. Whilst in the Development Team she was involved in consultancy-based projects, researching and communicating climate impacts specific to customers across various sectors, ranging from the utilities industry to environmental organisations. During her time in this team, she also undertook a 3-month secondment into the Climate Monitoring and Attribution Team, looking at the comparison of quality control systems of ocean temperature data.

Previous to joining the Met Office, Claire obtained a BSc joint honours in Geography and Mathematics at the University of St Andrews (2011) before going on to complete an MSc in Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate at the University of Reading (2012).

Last updated: 16 September 2015


Claire Bartholomew

Claire is an Applied Scientist

Areas of expertise:

  • Climate analysis
  • Weather impacts on network capacity
  • Consultancy and report writing