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Satellite and surface assimilation scientists

Radiance Assimilation Group which is responsible for processing the satellite radiance data which is assimilated into the Met Office NWP System. Dr Lee Hawkness-Smith Lee works on the assimilation of radar reflectivity. He works in the Data Assimilation @ Reading Group based at [email protected] Unit


How we measure rainfall

The entrance to the gauge through the funnel is narrow to avoid debris clogging the mechanism and undesirable evaporation in hot weather. However, the gauge rapidly becomes blocked in snow and any readings at the time, and during thawing events when melted snow gradually trickles into the gauge

Dr Kirsty Hanley

Areas of expertise Convective scale modelling  Convection and convective initiation Orographic rainfall Ocean waves   Publications by Kirsty Hanley Current activities Kirsty works in the Mesoscale Modelling group at [email protected] based at the University of Reading Department of Meteorology

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Summary of CME Timeline Solar Flare GOES data Coronagraph Imagery ~4-6hrs CME Travel Time 18 Hours Image Analysis / CME param 2-3hrs Enlil Model Input Geomagnetic Storm Watch Summary of CME Timeline Solar Flare GOES data Coronagraph Imagery L1 Magnetic Field Reading ~4-6hrs CME Travel Time 18 Hours

Dr Joanne Waller

Areas of expertise Data assimilation Uncertainty quantification Improving and measuring observation impact Novel observations   Current Activities Jo works in the Assimilation of Surface-based Observations group based at [email protected] Unit at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

Dr Sylvia Bohnenstengel

at the University of Reading, Department of Meteorology. Sylvia works on representing urban processes in high-resolution version of the Unified Model such as the UKV. The aim of this work is to understand the processes leading to higher temperatures in the urban environment and faithfully


of Reading in the UK. Mr Frederick Otu-Larbi, a meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA), studied for a Masters degree with the support of the WMO/UK VCP fellowship scheme in order to broaden his understanding of the weather and improve his ability to produce weather forecasts


June 2021 Contracts have been issued to bidders for the following ExCALIBUR calls: Call Award  Organisation  Value Start Date End Date SPF_EX20-6_IO & Storage Award         University of Reading  £741,553 1 June 2021 31 May 2024 SPF_EX20-7 Data Workflow Award        University of Reading £746,603

Climate and climate change

Tim Legg

(e.g. heaviest 10-day rainfall amounts) for the UK 5 km by 5 km grid. Another important aspect of Tim's work was a comparison of readings from various meteorological instruments in connection with the roll-out of the Meteorological Monitoring System (MMS), which is the surface automatic weather

Dr Ben Johnson

with aerosol researchers from the University of Leeds School of Earth and Environment, the University of Reading Department of Meteorology, and the University of Manchester Centre for Atmospheric Science. Ben is also interested in the communication of climate science and in 2015 undertook a secondment

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