Conor

What I research

I am interested in systematic errors in gridded weather and climate data. To investigate these, I generate data using Numerical Weather Prediction codes (WRF and COSMO), and Regional Climate Model simulations (COSMO-CLM) as well as using forecast and climate model data produced by others. I also consider reanalysis data such as ERA-Interim and MERRA2 and the more recent MÉRA and ERA5. My aim is to find systematic errors, and to link them with physical or computational problems in the original model. Novel, adaptive statistical methods are developed to improve the model skill, while highlighting areas for future model improvement. I am applying this to wind and solar (PV) energy applications, for operational and planning/policy use. A second area of research I am interested in is spatio-temporal statistics and extreme values, and how we can produce estimates of extremes and return levels/periods for present and future climates.

Where to find me

My office is room SCE4.06, on the 4th (top) floor of the Science Centre East building.

When you come in the main doors to Science East, with the lake behind you, you’ll see a nice winding stairs in front of you. Go up that to the top, and you’ll be looking out over the lake again (nice view!). Now go through the doors on your right, and my office is straight across.