Lauren works in the Civil Aviation Research and Development group and conducts research into improving the meteorological products and data available to the aviation community.
Recently, Lauren has worked with the new data format, GRIB2 (GRIdded Binary2), which is used as part of the Met Office's commitments to World Area Forecasting of significant weather. This has included verification of the data against observations and other data sources such as from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). These forecast products are used to help forecast significant weather features such as tropical storms, clear air turbulence and jet streams.
She is also working with other areas of Science to help pull through ideas from the development stage through to operational products. This includes supporting the operational services that are used by our customers for their work ranging from determining the height of the atmosphere through to automating thunderstorm likelihood.
Lauren started her career at the Met Office in 2005 after majoring in Meteorology at the University of Melbourne.
Initially Lauren joined the Met Office in its graduate recruitment program and has worked in Hadley Centre in the Climate Change Mitigation Team.