Dr Teil Howard

Areas of expertise

  • Weather impacts on aviation
  • Weather impacts on renewable energy
  • Post-processing of model data
  • Site-specific forecasting
  • Scientific programming
  • Operational product development

Publications by Dr Teil Howard

Current activities

Teil is the head of the Industry Science and Consultancy team which develops capability to enable industry customers to manage the impact of weather and climate on their business.

Teil leads a team of around 45 scientists, scientific consultants and scientific software engineers, all working towards this common goal.  They work across a range of industry sectors including aviation, marine, energy, surface transport and water and help customers across all timescales from weather to climate.

Career background

Teil has been the Head of the Industry Science and Consultancy area since 2018.

Teil joined the Met Office in 2009 as a member of the Post-Processing and Impacts group before moving on to co-manage the Aviation Applications team in 2015.

Her work in the Post-Processing and Impacts group included developing and improving customer-specific forecasting products by using post-processing techniques to add value to model output. Teil worked on a range of different site-specific products but her main focus was hub height forecasting for wind farms.

The Aviation Applications team Teil co-managed 2015-2018 provides both consultancy and operational products to deliver impact advice utilising Numerical Weather Prediction in a way that is meaningful to airlines, pilots, air traffic control and other decision makers. Teil was the science lead for commercial and UK regulated aviation science.

Prior to joining the Met Office Teil completed a PhD studying the effects of noise on dynamical systems and an MSc in Mathematics, both at the University of Bristol.