Dr Nicholas Savage
Nick uses the Met Office Unified Model to provide regional climate information and supports the analysis and dissemination of climate data.
Areas of expertise
- Regional climate modelling using the Unified Model and analysis of climate model output in Python
- Development and Application of the Unified Model as a limited area Air Quality Model
- Three dimensional modelling of tropospheric chemistry
Nick develops and runs regional climate models for various locations worldwide. These climate projections are used to support the creation of national adaptation plans. He also supports the analysis of regional climate data, in particular CORDEX, using Jupyter notebooks and other technologies and supports scientists in other organisations in learning to use these tools.
Nick did a PhD in Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia from 1994 to 1997 on the atmospheric chemistry of nitrogen and sulphur compounds in the North Sea area.
He then worked for two years at the University of Birmingham on nanoparticle formation in the atmosphere, followed by six years working at the University of Cambridge on global chemistry-transport modelling of tropospheric chemistry.
On starting at the Met Office in 2006, Nick initially worked on the medium range weather forecasting ensemble MOGREPS-15. He then was a member of the team which developed a limited area version of the Unified Model and the UKCA chemistry scheme to forecast air quality over the United Kingdom.
Since 2019 he has worked in the international applied science area, developing and running regional climate models for various locations worldwide and supporting and developing analysis of the results.