Intuition tells me that this model should work…
Climate science / Mathematics of Planet Earth / Met Office / Weather

Intuition tells me that this model should work…

In my recent post I described a simple model of specific humidity change over lands and mentioned that my current task in Met Office is to check whether it works on our data set. To quote my own words, intuition tells me that this model should work. Not the first time my intuition failed me! … Continue reading

Observed and reanalysed
Climate science / Mathematics of Planet Earth / Met Office / Study experience / Weather

Observed and reanalysed

In my last post I mentioned that this summer I’m studying humidity at Met Office. The data I’m using for this project can be divided into two main groups: observational data and reanalysis data. For a few decades satellites and weather stations all over the world have been measuring surface humidity, both for land and … Continue reading

Money blowing in the wind
Maths - behind the scenes / Maths in the society / Maths is fun / PhD / Weather

Money blowing in the wind

I bet you’re not looking forward to receiving your monthly electricity bills. Can you predict how much you’ll be charged this time? Short answer: assume that more than you’d be willing to pay. Long answer: spend a couple of years studying how electricity prices evolve in time. Yes, that’s exactly what my PhD is about. … Continue reading