Christopher Roberts

Senior Scientist
Research Department, Earth System Predictability Section, Extended Range

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Profile
Summary: 

Chris works on the sub-seasonal/extended-range forecasting system in the Earth System Predictability Section of the Research Department. Chris is particularly interested in the role of air-sea interactions in climate variability and predictability and previously developed coupled climate model configurations of the IFS for the PRIMAVERA and HighResMIP projects.

Professional interests: 
  • Sub-seasonal/extended-range forecasting
  • Coupled Earth system modelling
  • Ocean modelling and ocean observations
  • Climate variability and predictability
Career background: 
  • 2019-present, Senior Scientist, Earth System Predictability Section, ECMWF.
  • 2016-2019, Scientist, Earth System Predictability Section, ECMWF.
  • 2013-2019, Senior Scientist, Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, UK.
  • 2014, Visiting Research Scientist, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
  • 2010-2013, Scientist, Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, UK.
  • 2009, NERC fellow, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), Westminster, UK.
  • 2008, Visiting Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS), New York, USA.

Education

  • 2006-2010, PhD, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
  • 2005-2006, MSci in Natural Sciences, King's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
  • 2002-2005, BA in Natural Sciences (Physical tripos), King's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
Publications
Contact Details:
christopher . robertsecmwf . int