The work of a Research Meteorologist ...
Research Meteorologist, Eoin
Can you describe your area of work?
My work is primarily focused on improving the use of observations in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP). Met Éireann is a member of the HIRLAM Consortium that develops the shared ALADIN-HIRLAM NWP system, our short-range weather forecast model. The quality of numerical weather forecasts depend on an accurate starting point, or analysis. The process that produces the analysis, called data assimilation, uses observations to produce the most likely state of the atmosphere at a given time. A typical day for me involves testing and developing the software that prepares all the observations used by our weather forecast model. This work is carried out in cooperation with colleagues in other European NWP centres. For the past few years I have also taken a lead role in producing Met Éireann’s high-resolution climate reanalysis dataset called MÉRA.
What other jobs have you previously done in the field of meteorology?