Dr Ian Boutle

Ian works on cloudy boundary layers and their representation within the Met Office's Unified Model.

Current activities

Ian is a scientist working on cloudy boundary layers. Ian works closely with colleagues in Cloud Physics, using observations to evaluate and improve the parametric representation of boundary-layer turbulence and cloud-scale processes in the Unified Model. These improvements have benefits for both weather forecasting and climate simulations.

Ian's current work is focused on modelling studies of the VOCALS and COALESC field campaigns, and he has contributed to the GCSS intercomparison investigating stratocumulus to shallow cumulus transitions. Ian is also heavily involved with the incorporation of the ENDGame dynamical core into the Unified Model, and its coupling to the existing physics parametrizations.

Career background

Ian joined the Met Office in 2009, joining the Parametrizations group. Before joining the Met Office, Ian completed a PhD in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading, investigating the coupling between the atmospheric boundary layer and mid-latitude cyclones. Ian also gained a first class honours degree in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Warwick.

Last updated: 9 April 2014

About Ian Boutle

Dr Ian Boutle

Ian works on cloudy boundary layers.

Areas of expertise:

  • Boundary-layer turbulence

  • Cloud parametrization

  • Microphysics
  • Mid-latitude cyclones

Publications by Ian