Observation-based research scientists
Our observation-based research scientists
- Dr Justin Langridge
Justin is in charge of observational research for improving the representation of physical processes in weather forecasting and climate prediction models.
- Dr Steven Abel
Steven manages the Cloud Physics and Aerosol group, working on observational and numerical modelling studies using measurements from the FAAM BAe146 research aircraft.
- Dr Anthony J. Baran
Anthony studies how electromagnetic radiation interacts with particulates suspended in the Earth's atmosphere with an emphasis on ice crystal clouds or cirrus.
- Paul Barrett
Paul uses cloud observations from the FAAM BAe146 research aircraft to study microphysical processes and their representation in the Unified Model.
- Philip R.A. Brown
Phil leads the Met Office collaboration with European partners in airborne research through the EUFAR international association.Dr Bernard Claxton
Bernard improves the Met Office's NWP capability through the gathering and analysis of boundary-layer meteorological observations.
- Dr Richard Cotton
Richard studies cloud microphysics focusing on ice nucleation and ice-phase evolution, using data obtained from the FAAM BAe146 research aircraft.
- Dr Stephan Havemann
Stephan works on the development of new methods for fast radiative transfer and is also involved in the development of fast variational retrieval codes.
- Dr Amanda Kerr-Munslow
Amanda uses surface and balloon-borne instruments to observe and study cloud and radiation processes, so as to improve their representation in Numerical Weather Prediction forecast models.
- Rob King
Rob manages the Instrumentation group which designs, builds and provides technical support for Met Office instrumentation on the FAAM 146 research aircraft.
- Dr Simon Osborne
Simon uses ground-based instruments to observe and better understand aerosol, cloud and radiation processes, so as to improve NWP forecast models.
- Dr Debbie O'Sullivan
Debbie uses data from the FAAM BAe146 research aircraft to study aerosol interactions with radiation and chemistry and to characterise instrument performance.
- Dr Jeremy Price
Jeremy manages the Met Office boundary layer observational research programme in support of developing better Met Office weather services.
- Dr Kate Szpek (née Turnbull)
Kate uses observations from the FAAM BAe146 research aircraft to study aerosols and their interaction with radiation, clouds and chemistry.
- Dave Tiddeman
Dave supports airborne atmospheric research by providing programming skills and IT knowledge to optimise the use of the FAAM BAe146 aircraft and its data.
- Andy Wilson
Andy works on the design, manufacture, maintenance and operation of the Met Office instrumentation aboard the FAAM BAe146 research aircraft.
- Dr Alan Vance
Alan uses observations from the FAAM BAe146 research aircraft to study aerosols and their interaction with radiation, clouds and chemistry.