Claire Bartholomew

Claire contributes to weather and climate research specific to the aviation community, carrying out data analysis and producing consultancy reports for customers.

Current activities

Claire is currently contributing towards a project as part of the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programme, to help develop an indication of the impacts of adverse weather (deep convection, snow, low visibility, etc) on the management of the European airspace network. She has also recently carried out data analysis for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), producing statistical information over UK airspace. Having started her career in the climate research area of the Met Office, Claire is also looking into the possibilities of greater research focus into longer time scales that are relevant to the aviation industry.

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: 4 April 2014


Claire Bartholomew

Claire is an Applied Scientist

Areas of expertise:

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