I was born in Liverpool, England in 1970 when the monthly mean CO₂ concentration was 325.68 ± 0.12 ppm. I studied Pure & Applied Physics at the University of Manchester (UMIST) and graduated with a BSc (I:hons) in 1992. I obtained a PhD in Applied Mathematics in 1996 from the Mathematics Institute of Saint Andrews University on wave-particle interactions in thermonuclear fusion plasma. I have 15 years postdoctoral research experience in the fields of Earth observation, remote sensing, astrophysics, applied statistics and scientific software engineering. I am a member of the Marie-Curie Alumni Association. My last post was in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading generating and analysing climate data from EO where I worked for the H2020 FIDUCEO, ESA SST_CCI, and C3S EQCO projects. I am working on the GloSAT project at UEA CRU.
PhD in Applied Mathematics, 1996
Saint Andrews University
BSc in Pure and Applied Physics, 1992
Manchester University (UMIST)
Multi-lognormal fitting of AERONET aerosol volume size distributions.
Archived version of the website for the FP7 Marie-Curie IEF project 'AEROMAP - Global mapping of aerosol properties using neural network inversions of ground and satellite based data' (2012-2014): https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/300515
Cartopy-based routine to allow plotting of L1C orbital parameters in various projection modes.
Code to generate the L1C AVHRR FCDR with metrologically-traceable uncertainty estimates. Data descriptor.
Code to generate the L1C AVHRR FCDR ensemble used as input to surface temperature CDR. Data descriptor.
FIDUCEO L1C harmonisation comparison with CCI OE-based harmonisation using SST matchups.
Noise characteristics of the thermal channels of the AVHRR.
ESA SST CCI work forward modeled comparison between L3U and L4 SST variation with latitude.
Development code for optimal estimation (OE)-driven re-harmonisation of the measurement equations used for retrieval of SST from AVHRR IR channels.
Calculation of high resolution latitudinal variation of ocean + sea ice area using the L4 landsea mask produced with the OSTIA reanalysis sytem v3.0.
MATLAB code to download, read, parse and write operational data from NDACC and WOUDC.
Plotting tools for post-processing the output of the chemical transport model CHIMERE. .
Development version of code to convert .mov clips of birds in flight to ornitographic trajectories inspired by the work of http://www.xavibou.com/
Optimisation of SSA in R using genetic programming
Neural network radiative transfer solver for generation of surface solar spectral radiance maps and UV products
Remote sensing of weather satellites with a quadrifilar helix (QFH) antenna
Coronavirus global lockdown status daily dashboard
Coronavirus MCMC hindcast/forecast dashboard