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Dr Tim Graham

Tim works on evaluation of ocean models

Tim works on evaluation of the ocean model climate against climatologies of observations and developing metrics and tools to quantify model performance.

Current activities

The majority of Tim's work involves developing tools and metrics to assess the performance of the latest ocean model against observations of the ocean. The results from this are used to direct improvements and developments of the model.

Tim has also carried out some work to understand how the interaction between the ocean surface, sea-ice and the atmosphere will change as the area covered by sea-ice is reduced in response to global warming due to increasing CO2.

Career background

Tim completed a BSc in Meteorology and Oceanography in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia from September 2000 to July 2004. As part of this course he spent his third year at the University of Aix-Marseille II studying oceanography. This also included a two month internship at an oceanography research laboratory in La Seyne sur Mer where he carried out an initial analysis of data from current meter moorings in the Tyrrhenian Sea region of the Mediterranean Sea.

After completing his undergraduate degree Tim moved to the School of Mathematics at the University of East Anglia where he did a PhD looking at the impact of vertical ocean mixing in a global coupled climate model. Tim then took up his current post in the Met Office Hadley Centre in March 2008.

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