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Dr Emma Fiedler

Emma works on Operational Sea surface Temperature and Ice Analysis (OSTIA).

Emma is a sea surface temperature (SST) and sea ice scientist, who works on the Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Ice Analysis system, OSTIA. As part of the OSTIA team, Emma works on all aspects of OSTIA maintenance and development. She has a special interest in sea ice, high latitude SST and lake surface temperatures.

Current activities

Emma's main areas of interest are the production and development of near-real-time and long term analyses of sea surface temperature (SST) using the Ocean models at the Met Office system.

Her research activities include high latitude SST and sea ice relationships, lake surface temperatures and lake ice, and validation of SST analyses using Argo data. She also works on inter-comparisons of SST datasets.

Emma is currently involved in the international projects ESA SST CCI (European Space Agency Sea Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative), E-AIMS (Euro-Argo Improvements for the GMES Marine Service) and MyOcean.

Career background

Emma joined the Ocean Forecasting Research and Development group at the Met Office in April 2009. Prior to this she completed a PhD at the University of East Anglia, with a CASE studentship at the British Antarctic Survey, on modelling and observations of air-sea-ice interactions. During the course of her PhD she conducted fieldwork in Antarctica, measuring surface heat fluxes at the Ronne Polynya. As an undergraduate, Emma studied Meteorology and Oceanography at the University of East Anglia and spent a year studying at UCSB, California.

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