Alice Lake

Areas of Expertise

  • Surface transport (road, rail and runway) forecasting
  • Operational and climate timescale post-processing and impact modelling


Current activities

Alice works as an Applied Scientist at the Met Office, in a joint role between the Post-processing Applications team and the UK Climate Resilience team. In her Post-processing Applications role, Alice is leading the development of the Met Office's next generation Surface Transport Forecasting models (operational-timescale models of road, runway and rail temperature and state, and of rail leaf fall and low adhesion risk). 

In her UK Climate Resilience role, Alice is currently looking at risks to the road and rail sectors on climate timescales, alongside investigating more generally how the Met Office can pull operational-timescale models through to climate timescales and standardise the post-processing of climate projection datasets.

Career background

Alice graduated with a first class honours degree in Theoretical Physics from Lancaster University in 2019. Following this, she completed a master's degree in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics under the James Martin graduate scholarship at the University of Oxford, specialising in efficient mathematical modelling and scientific computation. 

Alice joined the Met Office in 2020.