School of Earth and Environment

Anne Barber Anne Barber

Postgraduate Researcher

Email address: eeaba@leeds.ac.uk
Room: FH 2.14

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

Biography

Between 2012 and 2016 I was employed as an operational meteorologist by the UK Met Office, where my role consisted of providing text-based forecasts and telephone consultancy to a variety of customers spanning the aviation, marine and commercial services. This time at the Met Office was invaluable as a means of gaining first-hand experience of the strengths and weaknesses of their numerical weather models, and piqued my interest in their development. As of October 2016 I have begun work on my PhD project, investigating the dynamics of convective updraughts and the challenge of their representation in both weather and climate models.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/barberanne/

University webpage - http://homepages.see.leeds.ac.uk/~eeaba/

Qualifications

AMO (Aeronautical Meteorological Observer) certificate - 2015

QCF Level 5 in Operational Meteorology - 2013

MSc Applied Meteorology and Climatology - University of Birmingham 2012

BSc Mathematics - University of Liverpool 2011

Memberships/Fellowships

Member of the Royal Meteorological Society

Member of the American Meteorological Society

Project details

Project title

Behaviour of Convective Updraughts: A Challenging Problem for Weather and Climate Models

Supervisors

Professor Alan Blyth, Dr Steven Boeing, and Dr Andrew Ross - University of Leeds

Dr Alison Stirling - Met Office

Funding

NERC / Met Office

Start date

1 October 2016