I am currently working on multiple projects within CEH:
- Using UKCP18 (Climate Projection) data to explore climate resilience indicators, including future river flows and flood risks
- Producing the Grid-to-Grid-based river flow forecast as part of the monthly Hydrological Outlook (http://www.hydoutuk.net/)
- Comparing modelled estimates of soil moisture with UK Soil Moisture Databank historical observations from neutron probe measurements
- Developing and assessing permutations of Potential Evaporation calculations
My research background is in modelling planetary climates, atmospheres, and surface-atmosphere interactions. I have experience in numerical modelling, computer programming, and analysis of large data sets.
I completed my PhD in Planetary Science, studying the atmosphere of Mars. I ran computer experiments focused on surface dust lifting processes, their representation within the UK Mars Global Circulation Model (MGCM), and the potential impact of near-surface atmospheric dust phenomena on future Mars lander missions.
I am confident working individually and in a team, managing projects and budgets, and communicating my results to a wide audience. My programming experience includes Fortran, Python, R, and Bash, within both Windows and Linux environments.
PhD, The Open University, 2018
MPhys Astrophysics, Cardiff University, 2005
- Institute of Physics (IOP)