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Dr Jeremy Price

Areas of expertise

  • Boundary layer meteorology and observations, including clouds, fog, and stable boundary layers

  • Designing and running observational campaigns

Publications by Jeremy Price

Current activities

Jeremy works as a Scientific Manager in Observation Based Research, located at their out-station in Cardington, Bedfordshire. Currently his responsibilities are:

  • Maintaining and developing the field site at Cardington;
  • Running the observational boundary layer research programme;
  • Managing instrument development projects;
  • Fostering collaboration with other research institutes.

Specific research areas:

  • Managing the observational component of LANFEX, a field experiment to examine the formation and evolution of fog in a region of hilly terrain;
  • Fog formation, evolution and dissipation, with an interest in correctly predicting stability and turbulence in radiation fog;
  • Boundary layer clouds. In particular, stratus, stratocumulus, and cumulus spreading into stratocumulus. Studying cloud evolution and the relation between humidity distributions and cloud fraction;
  • Stable boundary layers;
  • Instrument development, including turbulence probes, and a cloud droplet probe for use on a tethered balloon system;
  • Development of a large autonomous portable meteorological observing station based around a 30m tower using a full suite of research quality measurements capable of continuous operation using its own power source.

Career background

  • PhD in Atmospheric physics studying stratosphere-troposphere exchange in cut-off-low systems;
  • Joined Met Office in 1995, as a Senior Scientific Officer based at Cardington to study stratocumulus cloud;
  • Moved to Atmospheric Processes and Parametrizations in 2003 working on a new cloud parametrization scheme (PC2);
  • Returned to Cardington Met Research Unit in 2005 to become the new Principal Meteorological Officer.