Dr Fabien Carminati
Fabien is the manager of the NWP Satellite Applications Facility.
He also carries out work aimed at improving the exploitation of satellite observations towards better Numerical Weather Prediction performance and climate applications.
Areas of expertise
- Infrared and microwave remote sensing
- Atmospheric transport processes
- Data assimilation
Fabien’s work aims at improving the exploitation of satellite observations towards better Numerical Weather Prediction performance and climate applications. As NWPSAF manager, he coordinates multidisciplinary international teams, manage stakeholders to ensure that the project remains in line with evolving user needs, oversee partnership agreements and project finances, and ensure milestones and user services are successfully delivered. With a focus on microwave and infrared satellite instruments, he also conducts data quality assessment, assimilation experiments, development and maintenance of operational processing code, and monitoring, while providing inputs to R&D plans and research programmes.
Fabien received an engineering degree in 2010 from the Ecole Supérieur des Sciences et Technologies de l’Ingénieur de Nancy (ESSTIN) and Université de Lorraine, with a specialization in fluid mechanics and energetics. Shortly afterwards, he joined the Laboratoire d’Aérologie, Centre National de la Recherche Scientiﬁque (CNRS), to work on microwave radiometry for the study of atmospheric water vapour and temperature variability in Antarctica. He completed his PhD in 2014 at the Université de Toulouse and Météo-France, in collaboration with the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (AOSC), University of Maryland, on the impact of overshooting convection on the water vapour variability in the tropical tropopause layer. Since 2015, Fabien has been working in the satellite and surface assimilation department at the Met Office.
- MWI-ICI Science Advisory Group.
- International TOVS Study Conferences (ITSC) working groups.
- Global Space-based Inter-Calibration System (GSICS) working group.
- Global Climate Observing System Reference Upper-Air Network (GRUAN) working group.
- EUMETSAT core NWP working group.