Posts By: David Ham

Reading MPE Wednesday Seminar 27th February Javier Amezcua (University of Reading)

Date and Time: Wednesday, 27 February, 11.00-12.00 Location: Slingo Lecture Theatre, JJ Thompson Building, Whiteknights Campus Speaker: Javier Amezcua (University of Reading) Title: Time structures in model error within data assimilation  Abstract: The explicit consideration of model error in data assimilation is increasing. While this improves the realism of the situation (i.e. models have deficiencies), it also… Read more »

MPE Wednesday Seminar 10th October – Prof Owen Jones at University of Reading

Title: Runoff processes on trees   Abstract: The volume of catchment discharge that reaches a stream via the overland flow path is critical for water quality prediction, because it is via this pathway that most particulate pollutants are generated and transported to the stream channel, via surface erosion processes. When it rains, spatial variation in… Read more »

5th October talk at University of Reading, Cécile Penland NOAA/ESRL/Physical Sciences Division

University of Reading, NCAS Seminar Series, Friday 5th October 10am, Met GU01 TITLE Stochastically Generated Skew: Implications for Forecast Probabilities ABSTRACT The salient non-Gaussian features of observed climatological distributions are captured by so-called stochastically generated skewed (SGS) distributions that include Gaussian distributions as special cases. SGS distributions are associated with damped linear Markov processes perturbed… Read more »

MOTR/HKO Presentation Day – 17th October 2018

Cohort 2015 students will be presenting their projects from this summer’s MetOffice placements, in addition to several Cohort 2016 students who undertook collaborations at the Hong Kong Observatory. The presentations will take place at the University of Reading on October 17th 2018, the agenda can be see here

MPE CDT PhD opportunity in Bayesian inference with application to air quality monitoring

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics of Planet Earth is partnering with the National Physics Laboratory (NPL) to offer a four year studenship in Bayesian inference with application to air quality monitoring, starting in September 2017. We welcome applications from students with a very strong track record and a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Physics or related… Read more »

Places for 2014/15 now full

The allocation of places for the 2014/15 academic year is now complete although there may be some flexibility in exceptional cases. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss an application by contacting

MPE CDT Launches

On 22 November, the Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts announced funding for  the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics of Planet Earth. See the BBC coverage and the University of Reading press release.