Professor of Atmospheric Physics
Head of Department for Research
- March 2013: I've posted
some materials for primary school
visits about weather forecasting and thunderstorms, including
how to make a thunderstorm out of cream.
- February 2013:
My paper with
Jon Shonk has appeared in Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences,
demonstrating a new way to represent the effects of 3D radiative
transfer in a radiation scheme suitable for weather and climate
- January 2013: My second daughter Juliette
was born on 21st Jan!
- May 2012: A new method to perform reverse-mode automatic
differentiation has been developed using the expression template
programming technique and is found to be 5-9 times faster than the
current leading tools providing the same
functionality: Learn more...
- January 2012: We're moving into the busiest phase of my "DYMECS"
project to evaluate the evolution of thunderstorms in the Met Office
forecast model using radar: Kirsty Hanley has recently started on the
modelling side, Thorwald Stein has started
a DYMECS website to describe the cases so far,
and I appeared on
podcast to outline the project.
- January 2012: The second edition
Verification has been published, including a chapter by Robin
Hogan and Ian Mason on verifying forecasts of binary events. This
includes an exhaustive evaluation of different binary performance
measures and a general method to calculate the error on performance
- November 2011:
My paper has been
accepted showing that ice particles should be treated
as smarties not
gobstoppers when it comes to calculating their radar scattering
- October 2011: New version of radar
and lidar multiple scattering code released. New features include
full Fortran 90 interface, full adjoint code for retrieval algorithms
using quasi-Newton minimization and efficient modelling of multiple
field-of-view and HSRL lidars.
- December 2010:
cloud products derived from combining the CloudSat radar and
Calipso lidar have been released. The method is described in
paper by Julien Delanoe and myself
My research concerns clouds, radiative transfer and remote sensing
with radar and lidar. I lead the Clouds
Group, although we overlap heavily with
the Radar Group and many of us participate
in Radiation Group meetings. At Reading I
collaborate with a number of other members of academic staff, and I
am currently involved in funded projects
Illingworth and Bob Plant. I am also
an NCEO PI. Please note that I
am not an expert on weather modification and so will be unable to
answer any queries on this topic.
Some freely available research codes I have written:
- Address Room 503, Philip Lyle Building, Department of
Meteorology, Earley Gate, Reading RG6 6BX, UK.
- Tel +44 (0)118 3786416
- Fax +44 (0)118 3788905
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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