An external view of the Met Office building at night.

Dr Charline Marzin

Areas of expertise

  • Collaboration management
  • Climate modelling
  • Monsoon research

Current activities

Charline contributes to facilitate effective collaboration aimed at developing the Unified Model with scientists from operational centres and universities around the world. Collaborations currently exist with scientists in the UK, Australia, India, Korea, New Zealand and South Africa. Activities include the development of:

  • Unified Model physical parameterization schemes
  • observation processing software
  • ocean, sea-ice and land surface coupling
  • use of new satellite data
  • diagnostic studies and evaluation of model configurations
  • a joint seasonal forecasting system

Charline is responsible for supporting these research and development activities through day-to-day technical support and managing the provision of Met Office seasonal and climate models. She maintains the Collaboration wiki which facilitates communication amongst Unified Model users. Charline participate in collaboration research projects and is also responsible for extending the training support for the Unified Model users. In addition, Charline is responsible for coordinating user workshops, training and receiving visiting scientists.

Career background

Charline joined the Met Office in 2010. Before, Charline studied for her PhD on monsoon evolutions during paleoclimates using the IPSL coupled model at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in France. For her MSc research projects, she has worked during two periods of four months at the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Sciences, in Bangalore, India, on intraseasonal and interannual variability of the Indian monsoon. In 2013 she went on 18 month secondment to Meteorological Service Singapore as part of the SINGV project.