Thomas's research is aimed at improving satellite image data processing, interpretation and assimilation capabilities at the Met Office.
Areas of expertise:
Satellite imagery processing and analysis.
Total column water vapour from satellite instruments.
Thomas is a scientist working in several different areas of satellite imagery analysis and assimilation.
His current work includes:
Thomas has been a member of the Satellite Applications group since starting at the Met Office in 2005.
His previous research in satellite imagery applications has involved work on long-term satellite seas surface temperature data sets. This has included using data from the ATSR series of instruments to build up a climate quality record of satellite sea surface temperatures from 1991 to present and correction of AVHRR Pathfinder sea surface temperature data for volcanic aerosol effects using ATSR data and satellite aerosol optical depth.
He has been involved in research on estimating rainfall accumulations over Africa using data from MSG geostationary satellites correlated with rainfall radar measurements. This work was carried out in collaboration with the University of Reading.
Prior to joining the Met Office, Thomas received a BSc degree in Meteorology from the University of Reading.