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Dr Huw Lewis

Huw is Manager of the Environmental Prediction Development Team

Huw manages the work to promote, plan, accelerate and pull through to operation of environmental prediction capabilities.

Current activities

Huw is currently leading activities of the UK Environmental Prediction collaboration, to accelerate the pull through and integration of national-scale high resolution environmental prediction capabilities.

UK Environmental Prediction draws together a number of scientists and software developers working at the Met Office and in partner organisations, across modelling aspects of the atmosphere, ocean (including currents, waves and biogeochemistry) and land surface (including hydrology). A Prototype project to build and evaluate a first look regional coupled prediction system for the UK at ~1km scale is currently under way.

Huw's personal research work within this project is currently aiming to develop land surface modelling capability for high resolution applications.

Career background

Huw joined the Met Office in 2006. His first position was working in the Radar Products team, primarily focused on improving the quantitative accuracy of radar precipitation observations. Huw then joined the Satellite Applications team working with observations derived from the GPS radio occultation technique.  Huw's work focused on collaborating with other scientists as part of the GRAS SAF project team.

Between 2010 and 2013, Huw held the post of Private Secretary to the Chief Scientist, working in support of Prof. Dame Julia Slingo OBE FRS.

Huw completed a PhD at the University of Leeds, investigating the dynamics of boundary layer flows over steep terrain. As part of his PhD work, Huw took part in a field campaign measuring wind and turbulence over a steep ridge in the Swiss Alps. As an undergraduate, Huw studied Physics with Meteorology at the University of Edinburgh.

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