Title: My time as a physicist working in weather and climate. Professor Paul Hardaker - CEO Institute of Physics
Meteorology is a relatively young science and there has never been such an interesting time for the field, in part because of the many challenges that still face us in predicting the weather and climate. Physics plays a central role in the development and use of weather forecasts and climate predictions, and in helping to provide more accurate forecasts for the public especially when issuing weather warnings or contribution to policy on climate change. Paul’s talk will explain the background to how weather and climate predictions are made and share his experiences, successes and challenges of working on improving those predictions for operational services, civil contingencies and government policy, both as a researcher and as a policy advisor.