Lauren develops meteorological products used in pre-flight planning and in-flight.
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Recently, Lauren has worked on the new data format, GRIB2, set out by the WMO. This has included verification of the GRIB2 data against GRIB1 and BUFR based forecasts of significant weather features such as cumulonimbus, clear air turbulence and jet streams. GRIB2 also provides the basis for her work on SigWx charts and streamlining their production within the Met Office.
She is also working with other areas of Science to help pull through ideas from the development stage to operational products.
Lauren has also worked on improving automated forecasts of significant weather using the Unified Model.
Lauren started her career at the Met Office in 2005 after majoring in Meteorology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Initially Lauren worked in the Aviation Outcomes team which combined several areas of Aviation meteorology such as improving the forecasting methods for clear air turbulence through to being involved in international meetings with the WMO and other customers. She then went on an 8 month secondment to the Hadley Centre in the Mitigation Advice where she contributed to the AVOID programme research on temperature targets and working with the Knowledge Integration team to prepare briefings for the Hadley Centre's main customer, DECC.