Steering Group Members
- Thomas Jung, Bremerhaven, Germany
- Peter Bauer, Reading, UK
- David Bromwich, Columbus, OH, USA
- Barbara Casati, Montréal, Canada
- Matthieu Chevallier, Toulouse, France
- Jackie Dawson, Ottawa, Canada
- Jonathan Day, Reading, UK
- Robert Grumbine, College Park, MD, USA, Robert.Grumbine(at)noaa.gov
- Jun Inoue, Japan, inoue.jun(at)nipr.ac.jp
- Siri Jodha S. Khalsa, Boulder, USA, sjsk(at)nsidc.org
- Jørn Kristiansen, Oslo, Norway, jorn.kristiansen(at)met.no
- Daniela Liggett, Christchurch, New Zealand, daniela.liggett(at)canterbury.ac.nz
- Steffen M. Olsen, Copenhagen, Denmark, smo(at)dmi.dk
- Donald Perovich, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA, Donald.K.Perovich(at)erdc.dren.mil
- Phillip Reid, Melbourne, Australia, P.Reid(at)bom.gov.au
- Ian Renfrew, Norwich, UK, i.renfrew(at)uea.ac.uk
- Gregory Smith, Dorval, Québec, Canada, Gregory.smith2(at)canada.ca
- Vasily Smolyanitsky, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, vms(at)aari.aq
- Gunilla Svensson, Stockholm, Sweden, gunilla(at)misu.su.se
- Mikhail Tolstykh, Moscow, Russian Federation, tolstykh(at)inm.ras.ru
- Qinghua Yang, Beijing, China, yqh1983(at)hotmail.com
- Francisco Javier Doblas-Reyes, Barcelona, Spain, f.doblas-reyes(at)ic3.cat
- Christopher Fairall, Boulder, CO, USA, chris.fairall(at)noaa.gov
- Marika Holland, Boulder, USA, mholland(at)ucar.edu
- Trond Iversen, Norway, trond.iversen(at)met.no
- WMO Consultant Neil Gordon, Otaki, NZ, neil.d.gordon(at)gmail.com
- Peter Lemke, Bremerhaven, Germany, peter.lemke(at)awi.de
- WMO Consultant Peter Chen, peterchen1974(at)gmail.com
- Stefanie Klebe, Bremen, Germany, stefanie.klebe(at)awi.de
- Aleksander Makshtas, Russia, maksh(at)aari.ru
- Brian Mills, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, brian.mills(at)ec.gc.ca
- Pertti Nurmi, Helsinki, Finland, pertti.nurmi(at)fmi.fi
SCIENTIFIC & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
- Helge Goessling, Bremerhaven, Germany, helge.goessling(at)awi.de
- WMO Consultant Richard Swinbank, Exeter, UK, richard.swinbank(at)me.com
- Kirstin Werner, Bremerhaven, Germany, kirstin.werner(at)awi.de
- Winfried Hoke, Bremerhaven, Germany, winfried.hoke(at)awi.de
- Katharina Kirchhoff, Bremerhaven, Germany, katharina.kirchhoff(at)awi.de
Chair of PPP Steering Group
Thomas Jung is head of the Climate Dynamics section at the Alfred Wegener Institute and full professor for physics of the climate system at the University of Bremen. His research interests encompass the analysis, modelling and prediction of weather and climate from a polar perspective. Thomas Jung is the chair of the Polar Prediction Project. He co-leads the Task Team “YOPP Data Component”. He is also strongly involved in YOPP modelling activities and the planning of the YOPP satellite component.
Phone: +49 471-4831 1761
Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
PPP Steering Group
Peter Bauer is the Deputy Director of Research at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). He is in particular interested in how to optimize observational data usage in polar areas through model improvements, data assimilation method development and with novel observations. At ECMWF, he is also in charge of the Scalability Programme that addresses the future high-performance computing and big data handling challenges for NWP. Peter Bauer leads the YOPP Satellite Task Team and is strongly involved in the Task Team on YOPP Modelling Activities.
Phone: +44 118-949 9080
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
David Bromwich leads the Polar Meteorology Group at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. As an Antarctic and Arctic meteorologist, he joined the PPP Steering Group in particular to strengthen the Southern Hemisphere parts of the project. He plays a leading role in the Arctic System Reanalysis (ASR) and the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS) and is a PI of the YOPP-endorsed AWARE project. David Bromwich leads the YOPP-SH Task Team and is strongly involved with the YOPP Modelling Activities Task Team.
Phone: + 1 614-292-6692
The Ohio State University
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
Polar Meteorology Group
1090 Carmack Road
Columbus OH, 43210
Barbara Casati is a research scientist working for Environmental and Climate Change Canada. She brings her strong expertise in forecast verification into the PPP Steering Group. In polar regions, verification poses particular challenges that will be addressed within YOPP. Barbara Casati leads the YOPP Verification Task Team and strongly contributes to the YOPP Data Component Task Team.
Phone: +1 514-421 4747
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Atmospheric Numercial Weather Prediction Research
2121, route Transcanadienne
H9P 1J3 Dorval, Quebec
Matthieu Chevallier is an expert in ocean sea ice prediction working at Météo France. He uses high-resolution coupled models to investigate the interactions between the ocean, sea ice and the atmosphere in high latitudes, and is interested in various aspects of Arctic climate predictability. Matthieu is strongly involved with the YOPP Modelling Task Team.
Phone: +33 561-07 98 61
Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, Météo France & CNRS
Climate and Large-Scale Modelling Group
42, Av. G. Coriolis
31057 Toulouse Cedex 1
As a Canada Research Chair, Jackie Dawson is a professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and the director of the Environment, Society and Policy Group studying the human and political dimensions of environmental change. She is strengthening the socio-economic component of PPP and YOPP being one of the leads of the PPP subcommittee on Societal and Economic Research and Applications (PPP-SERA) and the YOPP SERA Task Team.
Phone: +1 613-562 5800
University of Ottawa
Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics
Simard Hall, room 047
K1N 6N5 Ottawa, Ontario
Jonny Day is an AXA Research Fellow at the Department of Meteorology in Reading. His research focusses on understanding and predicting climate variability and change in the polar regions, including the response of Arctic extreme weather to climate change. Jonny leads the YOPP Education task team.
Phone: +44 118-949 9122
Robert Grumbine is a polar oceanographer working for NOAA/ National Weather Service, Environmental Modeling Center. He works on both observing and modeling of the oceans and sea ice, for both the Arctic and Antarctic. And includes inland waters like the Great Lakes in his work. In addition to the WMO PPP/YOPP project, he is the US lead for the WMO Data Quality Monitoring System Task Team.
Phone: +1 301-683 3747
National Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
5830 University Research Court
College Park, MD 20740
Jun Inoue is an Associate Professor in the Arctic Environment Research Center at the Japan National Institute of Polar Research. His research interest encompasses the interactions between air, ice and the sea in the polar oceans. He has been working on the predictability studies using radiosonde observations and data assimilation technique.
Phone: +81 425-120 647
National Institute of Polar Research
Arctic Environment Research Center
Siri Jodha S. Khalsa has spent two decades performing science evaluation and algorithm support for data products from NASA’s Earth observing system. As a physicist, he has worked with optical and microwave satellite remote sensing for observing the cryosphere. He is also an expert in distributed data management and interoperability of geospatial information systems. Siri Jodha is part of the Research Faculty at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States, and is on the staff of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). As a member of the PPP Steering Group and the YOPP Task Team on Data Management, Siri Jodha brings in the expertise needed for establishing the YOPP Data Portal serving as a collecting point to access extra observations that are carried out during the Year of Polar Prediction.
Phone: +1 303-492 1445
National Snow & Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0449
Jørn Kristiansen is Director of Development Centre for Weather Forecasting at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway). He is involved in the development and operational running of the high-resolution forecast model Arome-Arctic. This includes the optimization of observational data usage in polar areas, improvements in the representation of physics, as well as novel post-processing of the model output. Future work will involve investigation of dynamical and physical processes within a coupled model system. Being in charge of the web portal yr.no, Jørn has an end-to-end responsibility for the operational MET Norway weather forecasts.
Phone: +47 22-96 3347
Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Development Centre for Weather Forecasting
Postboks 43 Blindern
Daniela Liggett is strengthening the socio-economic component of PPP and YOPP. Both are part of the PPP subcommittee on Societal and Economic Research and Applications (PPP-SERA). Daniela Liggett is a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, focussing on environmental management and tourism regulation in polar environments. Together with Jackie Dawson and Machiel Lamers, Daniela Liggett leads the YOPP PPP-SERA Task Team.
Phone: +64 3-364 2367
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Steffen M. Olsen is a lead scientist in coupled model systems and oceanography at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Regionally focussed on the North Atlantic and Arctic, his expertise includes modelling of thermohaline processes and climate predictability studies. Steffen coordinates the new Arctic Horizon 2020 program Blue-Action and is involved in several YOPP-relevant EU-FP7 projects.
Phone: +45 3-915 72 17
Danish Meteorological Institute
Donald Perovich is a sea ice geophysicist working on the interaction of sunlight with ice and snow in the Arctic system and how it relates to climate change. Donald Perovich leads the YOPP Buoy Task Team.
Phone: +1 603-646 42 55
Engineer Research and Development Center
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (ERDC-CRREL)
Cryosphere and Terrestrial Sciences Branch
72 Lyme Road
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA
Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
Hannover H 03755, USA
Phil Reid works at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. He is a modeller and climate analysist investigating the variability of weather and climate features in the higher southern latitudes.
Phone: +61 3-62212033
Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology
Research and Development
GPO Box 727
Ian Renfrew investigates dynamical and physical processes with the coupled climate system. In particular, he studies Arctic and North Atlantic mesoscale dynamical and boundary-layer meteorology. Ian Renfrew is involved in the YOPP Task Team on Airborne Platforms.
Phone: +44 1603-592 557
University of East Anglia
School of Environmental Sciences
Norwich Research Park
Greg Smith works at Environment and Climate Change Canada on high-resolution ice-ocean modelling and forecasting. In collaboration with the Canadian Ice Service, he helps fostering the transfer of new model sea-ice forecast products into operations. Greg Smith strongly engages with the YOPP Task Teams on Verification, Satellites, and Modelling Activities.
Phone: +1 514-421 72 92
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Meteorological Research Division
2121 route Transcanadienne
Vasily Smolyanitsky is the head of the laboratory of sea ice climate manuals, at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, in St. Petersburg, Russia. His expertise includes sea-ice and iceberg climatology, sea-ice information systems, and operational services. Vasily Smolyanitsky chairs the WMO/IOC JCOMM Expert Group on Sea Ice (ETSI) and is the national coordinator of the WMO GCW CryoNet and APRCC-network RA-II node currently under implementation.
Phone: +7 812 337-3149
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI)
38 Bering str., St. Petersburg
Russian Federation, 199397
Gunilla Svensson’s research interest ranges from atmospheric boundary-layer turbulence and clouds to the global scale circulation. She develops and applies numerical models for small-scale atmospheric processes and study these processes effect on the general circulation. Gunilla Svensson is involved in the YOPP Task Teams on Modelling and Education.
Phone: +46 8-164 337
Department of Meteorology
SE-106 91 Stockholm
Mikhail Tolstykh is an expert for global numerical weather prediction models to develop medium-range and seasonal forecasts. For his research he applies numerical methods in order to investigate atmospheric motions in polar regions and globally. Mikhail Tolstykh is involved in the YOPP Task Team on Airborne Platforms.
Phone: +7 495-9848120 ext3906 or +7 495 6053672
Institute of Numerical Mathematics Russian Academy of Sciences (lead researcher) & Hydrometcentre of Russia (head of laboratory)
Gubkina street 8
Qinghua Yang is a research professor at the Chinese National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center. He mainly works on the sea ice observations, data assimilation and numerical forecasting in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Phone: +86 1062173595
National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center
8 Dahuisi Road