Mark provides scientific advice to commercial and government customers on the potential impacts of climate change.
Mark is currently working on a project for Network Rail that is investigating the potential impact of climate change on the infrastructure of the GB Rail Network, focusing on weather-related sensitivities that are most significant to the rail industry.
Previously to this, Mark has had experience in providing climate advice to the government that has involved analysis and interpretations of climate projections.
Mark joined the Climate Impacts team in April 2010. He first joined the Met Office in January 2007, working as a forecaster in the Operations Centre. Specifically, he forecast for commercial, aviation and Open Road customers and carried out short term detachments working for the London Media Unit in Millbank, where he briefed national weather television presenters and prepared the graphics that were used in the broadcasts.
Mark has a BSc degree from Sheffield University in Physical Geography that was then followed by an MSc in Applied Meteorology at Reading University. For his MSc dissertation, Mark wrote a dissertation that investigated recent and future temperature change across the South East of England.