Cyril works on the way that clouds are represented in weather forecasts and climate simulations.
Areas of expertise:
Initiation of atmospheric convection.
Slantwise convection and conditional symmetric instability.
Cyril is a senior scientist working on clouds. Cyril aims to improve the representation of clouds in the Unified Model which is then used for both climate simulations and weather forecasting.
Since joining the Met Office, Cyril has focused on the evaluation and development of a new prognostic cloud scheme. Through collaborations, Cyril is interested in using Cloudnet and CloudSAT observations to validate the clouds in the Unified Model. Cyril is the code-owner for both the current diagnostic and new prognostic cloud schemes. Cyril has also maintained his interest in conditional symmetric instability and is co-supervising a PhD student based in the Meteorology Department at the University of Reading.
Cyril has been a member of Parametrizations since joining the Met Office in 2006. Previously, Cyril obtained a degree in physics from the University of Warwick and a PhD in meteorology from the University of Reading. As a post-doc in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading, he carried out research on the initiation of convective storms in the British Isles.