Thursday 27th February 2020

Interdisciplinary Research Lecture: “My Career in Climate Science and Operational Systems”

  • Speaker: Dr Edward Comyn-Platt, The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast
  • Location: Bina Popat Lecture Theatre 2, George Davies Centre, University of Leicester, 15 Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA. 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Edward has been studying and working in various aspects of environmental and climate science for 10 years and has spent a year working in the operational support of the Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS). His lecture will present the highlight of his academic research and provide an introduction to the CDS.

Climate Objectives and Feedback Effects on Future Emissions (COVFEFE)

Using a novel inverted form of climate model we quantified the impact of permafrost thaw and methane emissions from natural wetlands on the allowable carbon budgets required to meet the Paris climate targets. These results were cited in the IPCC 2018 special report on 1.5°C. The modelling framework developed was also used for several other studies focussing on land use change and human methane emissions which were also cited in IPCC special reports.

The Copernicus (C3S) Climate Data Store

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) supports society by providing authoritative information about the past, present and future climate in Europe and the rest of the World. The Climate Data Store (CDS) is the vehicle which delivers extensive and complex global climate, weather and environmental datasets to the public in a simple and understandable manner. We provide an online processing toolbox which allows users to compute the second order data they desire, or develop applications which to present important results to the general public in an understandable and traceable fashion.