Dr Craig MacLachlan

Craig works on the development and implementation of the seasonal forecast system.

Areas of expertise:

  • the seasonal forecast system;

  • numerical modelling techniques.

Publications by Craig

Current activities

Craig is primarily responsible for developing the software infrastructure of GloSea4, the Met Office seasonal prediction system. The system has been designed so that it is easy to upgrade the model used in the forecast. This allows latest model developments to be implemented quickly. This feature also makes the system a useful tool for research. Craig provides technical support to users of the GloSea4 system.

Craig is also involved in the development of HadGEM3-AO , which is the model used in the GloSea4 system.

Career background

Craig joined the Met Office Hadley Centre in 2009 to work as a developer for the seasonal forecast system. Prior to joining the Met Office, Craig completed a PhD in numerical modelling of low temperature plasma at the University of Glasgow. Craig also received his MSc in Mathematics and Astronomy from the University of Glasgow.

Last updated: 4 April 2014