Anne Barber

Anne Barber


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
  • QCF Level 5 in Operational Meteorology
  • MSc, Applied Meteorology and Climatology, University of Birmingham
  • BSc, Mathematics, University of Liverpool

Research groups and institutes

  • Atmospheric and Cloud Dynamics
  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science