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Dr Jamie Kettleborough

Areas of expertise

  • The Seasonal Forecast system

  • Software development

  • Data processing

Publications by Jamie Kettleborough

Current activities

Jamie leads a team of scientists and scientific software engineers responsible for developing the Met Office Monthly to Seasonal ensemble prediction system: GloSea. The aim of the team is to make and improve predictions for the months and season ahead. The team works on a range of topics including: model initialisation, model development, complex workflows and data processing. Jamie ensures that developments from research are pulled through to operational forecasts.

Career background

Jamie joined the Monthly to Decadal team in the Met Office in 2019 to support the team’s successful implementation of phase 1 of GloSea6, upgrading the underlying model configuration. Phase 2 of the GloSea6 project will see an increase in the number of ensemble members resulting in higher skill and more reliable seasonal forecasts.

Prior to joining the Monthly to Decadal team, Jamie worked in Met Office Climate Science IT on data processing of model input files and the Met Office contribution to CMIP5 and CMIP6.  Before that he worked on a variety of projects including estimating uncertainties in climate predictions, stratospheric tracer transport and stratospheric ozone chemistry.