In this episode of The WeatherPod, hosts Alan Thorpe and David Rogers open a new series of discussions which focus specifically on the use of AI across the weather enterprise. In this first discussion, our hosts invite Professor Kirstine Dale of the UK Met Office into the studio.Continue reading “AI Special Episode 1: Using AI for weather forecasting”
In this special episode of the WeatherPod, hosts Alan and David have invited into the studio Irene Amuron of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Paul Davies of the UK Met Office, and Terrence Fernando the University of Salford, to debate the question: “How do we improve outcomes for everyone at risk from the impact of hydrometeorological hazards?”Continue reading “Episode 26: Anticipatory Action”
In this episode of The WeatherPod, hosts Alan Thorpe and and David Rogers invite Carlo Buentempo into the studio.Continue reading “Episode 25: The ECMWF Copernicus Climate Change Service”
In this episode of The WeatherPod, hosts Alan and David meet Paul Davies, Chief Meteorologist and Principal Research Fellow of the UK Met Office, to discuss the implications of ‘impact-based forecasting’ for the future of weather forecasting and of the weather forecaster.Continue reading “The WeatherPod Episode 24: What next for Weather Forecasting?”
In this episode of The WeatherPod hosts David and Alan talk to Tim Palmer to explore some of the thoughts developed in his new book ‘The Primacy of Doubt’ (Basic Books) and their potential implications for weather forecasting.Continue reading “The WeatherPod Episode 23: Predicting the Uncertain World”
In this episode of the WeatherPod, hosts David and Alan talk to Dr Shipra Jain and Dr Marisol Osman about their experience as early career scientists of working within the global weather enterprise. Both Shipra and Marisol are members of the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community.Continue reading “The WeatherPod Episode 22: Perspectives from early career scientists on the evolution of the Global Weather Enterprise”
In this second episode of this two part WeatherPod exploring aspects of public weather services, hosts David and Alan invited Haleh Kootval, Gerald Fleming and Kevin O’Loughlin into the studio to discuss how the landscape for the provision of public weather services is changing with the growth of the private sector within the Global Weather Enterprise and the way digital technologies are changing the way people receive services.
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In the first episode of this two part programme, hosts David and Alan interview Haleh Kootval, formerly of the WMO and now with the World Bank, about the development of Public Weather Services. Part 2 to follow will be a roundtable discussion where Alan and David together with guests Haleh Kootval, Gerald Fleming, and Kevin O’Loughlin, will follow up and expand on the discussion started in Part 1.Continue reading “The WeatherPod Episode 20: Public Weather Services, Part 1”
Hosts David Rogers & Alan Thorpe interview two leading figures about how their own organisations ar contributing to the decarbonisation of Singapore and elsewhere. The huests are Prof. Dale Barker, Director, Centre for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS), and Dr Thomas Reindl, Deputy CEO, Solar Energy Research Institute Singapore (SERIS)
About the guests
Prof. Dale Barker, Director, Centre for Climate Change Research Singapore (CCRS)
As the Director of CCRS, Prof. Barker provides strategic direction, oversight of the centre’s weather/climate science activities, and engages with senior stakeholders in the national/international weather/climate community.
Prof. Barker has extensive experience in data assimilation research, use of observations in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), and regional climate reanalysis. He led the WRF data assimilation programme at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado (1999-2009). Between 2010 and 2018 he led the scientific development of the first EU-funded European regional reanalysis. In his previous role before joining CCRS, Prof. Barker was the Associate Director for Weather Science at the Met Office, leading 200 staff working in meteorological R&D and the research-to-operational transition of global/local NWP, ocean/wave forecasting, air quality, and atmospheric dispersion systems.
Prof. Barker is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS) and Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS). He is a visiting professor at Reading University UK, an NCAR affiliate scientist, previous member of WMO/WWRP’s mesoscale weather forecasting WG, and chairs the scientific advisory committee for the new KIAPS Korean NWP system.
Dr Thomas Reindl, Deputy CEO, Solar Energy Research Institute Singapore (SERIS)
Dr Reindl is Deputy CEO of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and Principal Research Fellow (equivalent to Associate Professor) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
He started with photovoltaics (PV) in 1992 at the SIEMENS Corporate R&D Labs. After holding several management positions at SIEMENS and running one of the leading German PV system integration companies (ILIOTEC Solar) as Chief Operating Officer and their spin-off company (PROACTIVE new energy) as Managing Director, he joined SERIS in 2010 and soon became Director of the Solar Energy System cluster. During his time at SERIS, he won public research grants in excess of SGD 20 million, founded 2 spin-off companies and authored strategic scientific papers such as the “PV Roadmap for Singapore”.
Dr. Reindl holds a Master in Chemistry, a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences and an MBA from INSEAD, all awarded with highest honours. His research interest are high-performance PV systems, techno-economic road-mapping and the reliable integration of renewable energies into energy supply systems.
Theme music by John Cockram
In this episode of The WeatherPod, hosts Alan Thorpe & David Rogers take stock of the 17 episodes of The WeatherPod to date. They examine the key issues that have emerged which suggest how – and why – the Global Weather Enterprise could provide better and more useful products to support a growing number of weather affected activities and to help address climate change.Continue reading “The WeatherPod Episode 18: Key issues facing the Global Weather Enterprise”