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Doctor Amy Doherty

Areas of expertise

  • Climate and meteorological observations
  • Climate risk analysis
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Communications and science management
  • Technical code management and quality assurance

Publications by Amy Doherty

Email: [email protected]

Current activities

The Climate Risk, Engagement and Outreach (CREO) team is part of International Applied Science and Services (IASAS) in the Met Office. The team work on projects around the world with focus on countries in the global south, providing information on future climate risks to allow adaptation planning. Amy has worked on numerous projects spanning Africa, Asia and Europe. She is project manager for the Climate Modelling User Group (CMUG), a European Space Agency (ESA) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project which bridges the gap between the providers and users of climate observations from space. Amy is the science lead for the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Climate Risk Reports project. She also works one day a week in the Met Office college contributing to the provision of climate training. Amy is also a member of the Editorial Board for the Royal Meteorological Society journal Meteorological Applications.

Career background

Doctor Amy Doherty obtained her Ph.D. in meteorological remote sensing from the University of Greenwich in partnership with the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She completed this in 2003 after which she joined the Met Office in the Satellite Applications team working on assimilation of satellite observations into the Met Office weather forecasting model. In 2020 she moved to IASAS as a senior scientist and from 2022-2023 took on management of CREO to cover the permanent manager’s maternity leave. From 2020 to 2023 Amy was a work package lead developing the use of observations in the Weather and Climate Science for Services Partnership India (WCSSP India), part of the Newton Fund.