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Case 2 Route: Cambridge to Gloucester (VFR) Date: 11 th March 2017, departing 08 UTC Let’s take a look at the weather forecast, assess the potential threats and start investigating how to mitigate against these risks. a. Synoptic situation Describe the broad features in the synoptic chart, what

Dr Samantha Pullen

information from cloudy infrared satellite imagery, and assimilation of tropical convective rainfall rates derived from infrared imagery.   Before joining the Met Office, Samantha gained a PhD from Cambridge University, using model temperature errors to study middle latitude ozone depletion. As an undergraduate Samantha received a degree in Natural Sciences, also from Cambridge University.

Dr Graham Weedon

; and in the Southern Ocean near New Zealand). Graham helped pioneer the use of time-series analysis in palaeoclimatology resulting in the book: Weedon, 2003, Time-Series Analysis and Cyclostratigraphy: Examining Stratigraphic records of Environmental Cycles, published by Cambridge University Press. Graham's earlier

Dr Ian Totterdell

anthropogenic climate change. Career Background Ian joined the Met Office Hadley Centre in 2004 and has worked on ocean biogeochemical modelling since that time.  Ian was awarded a BA in Natural Sciences by the University of Cambridge, and after a year at the University of Bristol obtaining an MSc in Fluid Dynamics returned to Cambridge. Studying in the Faculty of Earth Sciences, he was awarded a PhD for research into seismic imaging techniques.

Dr Claire Witham

Office, Claire did a PhD at the University of Cambridge investigating the dispersion, chemistry and human and environmental impacts of volcanic eruption plumes.  During this time she had the opportunity to work at a number of volcanoes and see first hand the impacts of these natural events.  Claire has

Professor Stephen Belcher

Stephen Belcher obtained his PhD in fluid dynamics from the University of Cambridge in 1990 and has subsequently published over 100 peer-reviewed papers on the fluid dynamics of atmospheric and oceanic turbulence. Having completed his PhD he became a research fellow at Stanford and Cambridge


Case 3 Route: East Midlands to Cambridge (VFR) Date: 15 th March 2017, departing 08 UTC Let’s take a look at the weather forecast, assess the potential threats and start investigating how to mitigate against these risks. Weather Briefing: a. Synoptic situation Describe the broad features


. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 2013. JB Elsner, JP Kossin, and TH Jagger. The increasing intensity of the strongest tropical cyclones. Nature, 455:92– 95, 2008. K Emanuel, R Sundararajan, and J Williams. Hurricanes and global warming: Results from downscaling

Dr Justin Langridge

Sciences (Physical Chemistry) and PhD from the University of Cambridge. His doctoral work focused on development of novel broadband spectroscopic techniques for ultra-sensitive measurement of atmospheric reactive trace gases. He applied these techniques in a range of field and laboratory


, Greater London on 1 July 2014 32.3 Gravesend, Kent on 18 July 2013 34.1 Heathrow, Greater London on 1 August 2012 32.4 Cavendish, Suffolk on 18 August 2011 33.1 Gravesend, Kent on 27 June 2010 31.7 Gravesend, Kent on 9 July 2009 32.0 Hampton, Greater London on 1 July 2008 30.2 Cambridge on 28 July 2007

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