School of Earth and Environment

Anne Barber Anne Barber

Postgraduate Researcher

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Room: FH 2.14

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


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.

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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


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


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

Dr Alison Stirling - Met Office


NERC / Met Office

Start date

1 October 2016