Dr Robert Dunn
Robert is developing datasets in order to study climate extremes.
Areas of expertise:
Data quality control and processing pipelines.
Sub daily datasets.
Robert is the lead developer of the HadISD dataset. This is a sub-daily dataset comprising the major meteorological observations since 1973 for over 6000 surface stations across the globe. An automated quality control routine ensures a high level of reproducibility, and the dataset is updated annually.
He has also been involved with the development of HadISDH Homepage, a gridded, monthly surface humidity dataset based on HadISD; as well as HadEX2, a gridded dataset of climate extremes indices.
Robert joined the Met Office in 2010. Before that he worked as a post-doc at the Excellence Cluster "Universe" in Munich studying the behaviour of solar-mass black-holes over time from their X-ray emission. He received his PhD from the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, which followed on from an MSci in Natural Sciences (Physics) from Cambridge University.