Dirk is the manager of the Upper Air Sensing Team
The core activity of Dirk Klugmann is managing and guiding the Research into Upper Air Capabilities (RUAC) performed by his team in cooperation with other teams in Observations R&D and other areas of the Met Office, and contributing to this research himself.
This core activity is complemented by a number of related activities aiming at developing new or enhanced methods for assessing atmospheric parameters (most prominently within the atmospheric boundary layer), and aiming at demonstrating the capabilities of new or enhanced instrumentation.
Dirk Klugmann also contributes to the Met Office's co-operation with academic institutions within the UK and to the Met Office's activities at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
Recognition for Volcanic Ash Response as part of the Met Office's overall effort