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Dr Kerry Day

Kerry researches the impact of data assimilation in limited area models to improve forecasts and products delivered to customers.

Areas of expertise:

  • Limited area data assimilation.

  • Rose, a tool to run forecast model suites.

  • Providing support to Met Office NWP staff and Met Office external collaborators

Current activities

Kerry is a scientist undertaking research in convective scale data assimilation. Kerry uses the limited area Unified Model for NWP,  including data assimilation by the 3D-VAR technique.

She is an experienced user of the Rose system and Iris plotting package for Python. She supports users and helps develop suites to run forecast models and plotting scripts to create graphical diagnostics.

Career background

Kerry has been a member of DAE since starting at the Met Office in 2012. Before joining the Met Office, Kerry completed a PhD in atmospheric physics of the stratosphere, mesosphere and lower thermosphere at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in the University of Bath. This primarily focused on observational data from meteor radars and the Aura MLS satellite to observe the winds and temperatures in the atmosphere and presented the coupling and dynamics of the atmosphere.

Prior to her PhD, Kerry was a teacher for five years teaching Physics, Science and General Studies to 11-18 year-old pupils.

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