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Dr Paul Earnshaw

Areas of expertise

  • Model Dynamics and Resolution
  • Configuration management of the Unified Model
  • Model assessment software

Publications by Paul Earnshaw

Current activities

Paul works to maintain and develop the global configurations of the Unified Model used in Met Office Numerical Weather Prediction models and Met Office seasonal and climate models. This is done by diagnosing problems, and working to provide solutions either directly or by liasing with the wider research community within the Met Office, Universities or other external collaborators. When model changes are proposed these are then tested and extensively trialled before moving forward towards operational implementation.

Paul is responsible for the climate model assessment software AutoAssess that is used in the model development process.

Paul is also on a part-time secondment at the University of Exeter working with Professor Geoff Vallis in the Mathematics department looking at using reduced physics models to assess model parameterisation performance and determine the source of error in climate model signals.

Career background

Paul has been a member of the Global Atmosphere Model Development (GAMD) group since he joined the Met Office in 2002. Prior to joining the Met Office he completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Exeter researching fluid dynamics of planetary scale systems and efficient numerical methods for representing these dynamics.