Gabriel works on representing the land surface in weather and climate models.
Areas of expertise:
Modelling the land surface.
Gabriel works on the representation of the land surface in the Met Office Unified Model, mainly via the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator. Lakes and snow are areas of current interest. He also works on aspects of atmospheric flow. This has involved recent work on plume rise and spread in stratified environments, and collaboration with the Aviation group on the assimilation of wind data.
Gabriel has been a member of Parametrizations since 2006 and prior to that spent several years working in Observations Based Research at the Met Office Research Unit at Cardington. He obtained his PhD on plume-flow modelling from Cambridge University, following a maths degree from the Queen's University of Belfast.