Dr Rob Thompson

Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Teaching Fellow

Web Pages:

My Research: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~sws06rjt


  • Teaching Fellow
  • FFIR Research Scientist

Research Interests:

  • Operational Dual Polarisation Weather Radar
  • Rainfall Statistics
  • Weather Radar Attenuation Measurement and Correction
  • Radar Bright-Band Correction
  • Radar Derived Rainfall Estimation
  • Rainfall Microphysics

Research Projects:

  • Flooding From Intense Rainfall - Forecasting Rainfall through Assimilation of New observations of Convection : (FFIR - FRANC)

Other interests

  • Teaching of Under and Postgraduates
  • Public Engagement in Science
  • Programming

Recent Publications:

Publications for robert.thompson@reading.ac.uk

Jump to: 2012 | 2011 | 2009
Number of items: 4.


Thompson, R., Illingworth, A. and Ovens, J. (2012) Emission: a simple new technique to correct rainfall estimates from attenuation due to both the radome and heavy rainfall. In: International Symposium on Weather Radar and Hydrology (WRaH 2011), 18-21 Apr 2011, Exeter, UK, pp. 39-44.

Illingworth, A. and Thompson, R. (2012) Radar bright band correction using the linear depolarisation ratio. In: International Symposium on Weather Radar and Hydrology (WRaH 2011), 18-21 Apr 2011, Exeter, UK, pp. 64-68.


Tabary, P., Boumahmoud, A.-A., Andrieu, H., Thompson, R. J., Illingworth, A. J., Le Bouar, E. and Testud, J. (2011) Evaluation of two "integrated" polarimetric Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE) algorithms at C-band. Journal of Hydrology, 405 (3-4). pp. 248-260. ISSN 0022-1694 doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.05.021


Tabary, P., Vulpiani, G., Gourley, J. J., Illingworth, A. J., Thompson, R. J. and Bousquet, O. (2009) Unusually high differential attenuation at C band: Results from a two-year analysis of the French Trappes polarimetric radar data. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 48 (10). pp. 2037-2053. ISSN 1558-8432 doi: 10.1175/2009JAMC2039.1

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