Katie's research is aimed at improving the application of satellite data for Numerical Weather Prediction and climate applications.
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The ATSR instruments launched by the European Space Agency provide a continuous record of sea surface temperature since July 1991. The ARC project aims to process the ATSR data in order to provide an improved, highly accurate dataset suitable for climate change analysis. Katie is currently involved in the validation of the ARC data which primarily uses a technique that collocates the satellite measurements with sea surface temperatures recorded by in situ drifting buoys.
Katie will be working on the retrieval of water vapour profiles using IASI as part of the ESA GlobVAPOUR project.
Katie has been working in the Satellite Applications group since Autumn 2009. Before joining the Met Office, she studied at Oxford University and gained a Masters degree in Physics. Her Masters project focused on identifying large aerosol events such as volcanic ash plumes and smoke from biomass burning in satellite images.