Dr Helen Burns
- Position: Software Development Scientist
- Areas of expertise: numerical modelling; climate/ocean dynamics; python for atmospheric and ocean sciences; website design
- Email: H.L.Burns@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 10.115 School of Earth and Environment
- Website: Personal Home Page | GitHub | Twitter | LinkedIn | ORCID
I'm now a Software Development Scientist for CEMAC. I am currently working on variety of projects including SWIFT and AMMA 2050 with tasks ranging from building project management websites to maintaining and developing storm tracking tools.
I came into Earth Sciences doing an Integrated Masters undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences at Oxford University. I soon became interested in the Geophysical side of things particularly Ocean and Climate sciences which lead me choose a Master's Project studying eddy heat and salt fluxes in the North Atlantic, working closely with AOPP. I then moved to Southampton to do a PhD in numerical ocean modelling investigating diabatic eddies in the Southern Ocean. This required a lot of computational efficiency and python scripting to ensure a vast number of model runs were completed and a large amount of data analysed.
I'm interested in taking exciting new analysis tools and making them reproduceable and usable by other scientists to move forward with as well investigating new tools to improve efficiency an functionality .
- Python for Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
- Software Carpentary
- Numerical Modelling
- MEarthSci, Earth Sciences, Oxford University
- PhD, Numerical Ocean Modelling, University of Southampton
Assist with Python training courses.
Research groups and institutes
- Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science