A collaborative centre in which about 20 Met Office staff embedded in the University of Reading work with the academic staff on strategically important projects of common interest and mutual benefit.
- Together, to deliver critical elements of the Met Office Science Strategy – notably through research in convective-scale modelling, very-high-resolution modelling, and assimilation of surface-based observations.
- Together, to deliver operational and broader impact from meteorological, mathematical and Earth-observation research.
- Reading is one of the Met Office Academic Partnership (MOAP) Universities and has the largest contingent of Met Office staff of any university.
- MetOffice@Reading is carrying out a number of collaborative research activities mostly relating to km scale modelling systems.
- Recent key collaborative activities have been DYMECS, urban surface parameterisation (ADD OTHERS).
- In the last 6 years MetOffice@Reading staff have been co-authors on ~30 papers with University of Reading academics and have co-supervised ~10 PhD students and numerous MSc projects aligned to Met Office needs.
- Involvement in many projects/campaigns with wider academia as well as Reading (e.g. COPE, FFIR, ParaCon etc).
- Two Met Office groups based in Reading accounting for 10 members of staff:
- Convective Scale Modelling Research.
- Assimilation of Surface-based Observations
- Other Met Office staff and managers engaged in collaborative work.
- Upcoming collaborative activities include WesCon, (OTHERS)
Key MetOffice@Reading Staff
- Khalid Mahmood Administrator and first point of contact for queries.
- Jason Lowe Met Office Principle Science Fellow Applied and Climate Science.
- Nigel Roberts Met Office Science Fellow, MO RAP Co-chair
- Humphrey Lean Manager Convective Scale Modelling Research
- David Simonin Manager Assimilation of Surface based observations.
- Sylvia Bohnenstengel Manager RMED Evaluation Group
- Aurore Porson Manager R2O operational Evaluation.
Table of interests of members of staff (link to MO external staff pages).
Much of the work done by members of MetOffice@Reading – previously known as the JCMM (Joint Centre for Mesoscale Meteorology) – was published in the form of internal reports (discontinued in 2003). If you would like more information on these reports, or if you would like a copy, please send an email to Khalid Mahmood
This page updated August 2021