Satellite and surface assimilation scientists

  • Dr Chiara Piccolo

    Chiara leads and manages the Satellite and Surface Assimilation team.

  • Dr Neill Bowler

    Neill is a scientist working on the use of GNSS radio-occultation observations in weather forecasting.

  • Dr Fabien Carminati

    A senior scientist in the Satellite Radiance Assimilation Group, Fabien’s work is aimed at improving the exploitation of satellite observations towards better Numerical Weather Prediction performance and climate applications.

  • Dr Michael Cooke

    Mike's research is aimed at improving satellite image data processing, interpretation and assimilation capabilities at the Met Office.

  • James Cotton

    James is a research scientist working on scatterometer winds and Atmospheric Motion Vectors.

  • Dr Ian Culverwell

    Ian works on the use of Radio Occultation data in Numerical Weather Prediction and Climate Research.

  • Dr Mary Forsythe

    Mary's role is to lead and manage the Satellite Winds and Active Sensing Group.

  • Gemma Halloran (nee Bennitt)

    Gemma is a research scientist working on the use of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Water Vapour and space-based Doppler Wind Lidar observations in NWP (Numerical Weather Prediction).

  • Dr Chawn Harlow

    Chawn manages the Satellite Radiance Assimilation Group which is responsible for processing the satellite radiance data which is assimilated into the Met Office NWP System.

  • Dr Lee Hawkness-Smith

    Lee works on the assimilation of radar reflectivity. He works in the Data Assimilation @ Reading Group based at [email protected] Unit at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading.

  • James Hocking

    James works on the development of fast radiative transfer models.

  • Graeme Kelly

    Graeme works on Variational Analysis with a particular interest in the use of satellite data.

  • Dr Heather Lawrence

    Heather works on improving the assimilation of atmospheric dust observations in the Met Office NWP system.

  • Owen Lewis

    Owen works on the use of Ground-based Global Navigation Satellite System and Radio Occultation data in Numerical Weather Prediction.

  • Dr Stefano Migliorini

    Stefano’s research is focused on improving the assimilation of moisture-sensitive observations to increase the yield of satellite observations affected by cloud.

  • Dr Stuart Newman

    Stuart is researching improvements to the way satellite observations from space are used in the Met Office's daily weather forecasts.

  • Dr Yaswant Pradhan

    Yaswant's research is aimed at improving satellite image data processing, interpretation and assimilation capabilities at the Met Office.

  • Dr Samantha Pullen

    Samantha is the manager of the NWP Satellite Applications Facility, and also carries out work aimed at assimilating information about the land surface, derived from satellites, into the Met Office's Numerical Weather Prediction system.

  • Dr David Rundle

    David works on improving the performance and functionality of the fast radiative transfer model, RTTOV.

  • Dr David Simonin

    David's current work focuses on the assimilation of radar derived refractivity change observations in high-resolution convective-scale NWP models. He works in the Data Assimilation @ Reading Group based at [email protected] Unit at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading.

  • Dr Ruth Taylor

    Ruth works on improving satellite image data assimilation capabilities at the Met Office.

  • Dr Christopher Thomas

    Chris works on improving  the assimilation of surfaced based observations. He works in the Data Assimilation @ Reading Group based at [email protected] Unit at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading.

  • Dr Christoforos Tsamalis

    Christoforos aims to improve the use of satellite data in weather, climate and air quality monitoring.

  • Dr Emma Turner

    Emma works on the development of radiative transfer codes to simulate satellite observations.

  • Dr Joanne Waller

    Jo works on improving the assimilation of surfaced based observations. She works in the Data Assimilation @ Reading Group based at [email protected] Unit at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading.