Alan is a scientific software engineer working on the modelling of aerosols and their interactions with clouds and radiation.
Alan is carrying out development work aimed at improving the representation of aerosols in weather forecast and climate models.
Current work focuses on including GLOMAP-mode climatology aerosols in NWP runs, porting GLOMAP-mode aerosol functionality to LFRic and optimising existing GLOMAP-mode aerosol code.
Alan joined the Met Office in 2011 after completing a PhD at the University of Leicester "Investigating land-air carbon fluxes using a Lagrangian model and satellite retrieved carbon dioxide".
Alan has previously worked on the merging of radar rainfall and gauge rainfall products.