Dr Susanna Hagelin

Susanna works on the development of the UK ensemble forecasting model, MOGREPS-UK.

Current Activities

Susanna joined the ensemble forecasting group at the Met Office in November 2013. Her main task is to develop MOGREPS-UK , which is the Met Office ensemble prediction system for the UK, and to verify its performance. Her work currently focuses on investigating the improvement the new dynamic core, ENDGame, for the Met Office Unified Model provides for the MOGREPS-UK system.

Career Background

Susanna joined the Met Office in November 2013. Before joining the Met Office Susanna has had a somewhat complicated career background, with a focus on high-resolution numerical weather prediction.

Susanna earned her MSc in physics, with a specialization in meteorology, in 2006 from  Uppsala University in Sweden. She then started as a PhD Student at the  INAF in Florence, Italy, working on the high-resolution modelling of the optical turbulence. After three and a half years in Florence she returned to  Uppsala University and the Department of Meteorology to finalise her thesis, which was accepted in December 2010.

She then joined  Meteo-France in Toulouse as a Post Doc to work on a high-resolution version of the AROME model for Paris - Charles de Gaulle airport to help predict wake vortices and thus more efficiently manage the air traffic. She also briefly worked on the AROME nowcasting system, assessing the skill of a time-lagged ensemble of the AROME nowcasting system for forecasting precipitation. 

Last updated: 16 May 2014