IT at the Met Office

20/01/2014 - 19:00
20/01/2014 - 20:00

Speaker: Jim Galvin

Venue: University of Bristol , Room 1.11, Merchant Venturers Building

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7:00pm Refreshments, 7:30pm Main Talk

Even in the last few years there have been significant changes to the Met Office with an ever growing range of services available, produced from a wide range of models using their newly-installed IBM Power-7 mainframe. Many of us will have seen and even experienced some of the more recent unpredictable weather both in the UK and around the world. So this talk will be a fascinating and informative look at the inside of weather forecasting.

Jim Galvin recently celebrated 34 years at the Met Office in a career that has included weather forecasting at the London, Birmingham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne weather centres as well as several RAF stations. He has spent time in the National Meteorological Library and was also a Supervisor in the Forecasting Research branch in Bracknell. Jim has also served as National Meteorological Service Customer Manager and edited journals for the Met Office and the Royal Meteorological Society. His current position is as a specialist forecaster with both the shipping forecast team and aviation in the World Area Forecast Centre.
Jim has an HNC in mathematics, statistics and computing from Reading College of Technology, an Open University degree in Earth Sciences, and a Master's Degree in Applied Meteorology from the University of Reading.

IT at the Met slides

Jim Galvin has kindly provided a copy of the slides from his presentation. Please note that this is arround 11MB.