Dr Stefano Migliorini
Stefano’s research is focused on improving the assimilation of moisture-sensitive observations to increase the yield of satellite observations affected by cloud.
Area of expertise
- Data assimilation.
- Satellite remote sensing.
- Information content of observations.
- Inverse methods.
Stefano works on increasing the impact of satellite radiances to improve the Met Office’s Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) skill. He carries out research to exploit cloud-affected satellite radiances and to develop practical methods to assimilate the ever-increasing amount of data from satellite sounders while preserving most of their information content. He is also managing the Next Generation – Data Assimilation (NG-DA) project aiming to redesign aspects of current data assimilation capabilities to fully exploit future generations of supercomputer.
Stefano joined the Met Office in December 2014. Between 2013 and 2014 he was a Research Scientist at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). From 2001 to 2013 he was a Research Fellow in the Data Assimilation Research Centre (DARC) and in the National Centre for Earth Observations (NCEO) at the University of Reading. He gained a PhD at the University of Florence (Italy) with a thesis on microwave remote sensing for atmospheric water vapour estimation, with a first degree in Physics also from the University of Florence.
2005 onwards: Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society