James works on the assimilation of Atmospheric Infrared Sounder data and is the SatRad Manager
James's areas of expertise include:
James is responsible for the assimilation of AIRS data. AIRS is a high spectral resolution infrared sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite. James is interested in the effect of correlated error on the performance of the system. James wrote the scripts that produce the AIRS monitoring plots.
James helps direct the development of SatRad code, conducts code reviews and is the first point of contact for questions or problems with the system. SatRad is a suite of subroutines that are used to quality control and process satellite radiance data.
James has been a member of the Satellite Application group since joining the Met Office in 2002. The main focus of his work has been improving the use of NASA's AIRS.
James studied Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Manchester before completing a DPhil on the photomultiplier calibration of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, an experiment located deep underground in a mine in Ontario, Canada. Since joining the Met Office James completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Weather, Climate and Modelling at the University of Reading.