Mark Worsfold

Mark works on the comparison of radar and rain-gauge data.

Areas of expertise:

  • Developing software tools to analyse differences in radar/rain-gauge data
  • Evaluating effectiveness of new rain-gauge quality control techniques 

Current activities

Currently rain-gauge data is used to correct radar data and the primary focus of Mark's work is building on existing rain-gauge quality control algorithms and evaluating the impact of this new data on radar data corrections. A better understanding of the accuracy of rain-gauge data is crucial to evaluating the long-term performance of the radar network.

He is also developing a range of analysis tools to extract radar and rain-gauge data from databases and to present this data in such a way that will allow users to easily pinpoint long term trends in the data.

Career background

Mark has been a member of the radar products team since November 2012. Prior to joining the Met Office, he was working in Swansea University as a research assistant. Mark also completed his physics degree and MSc in Nanoscience to Nanotechnology at Swansea University, graduating in 2011. His final dissertation was in developing a computer simulation modelling the behaviour of the human immune system to Cobalt nanoparticles.

Last updated: 8 April 2014