Steering Group Members
- Thomas Jung, Bremerhaven, Germany
- David Bromwich, Columbus, OH, USA
- Barbara Casati, Montréal, Canada
- Matthieu Chevallier, Toulouse, France
- 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
- Machiel Lamers, Wageningen, The Netherlands, machiel.lamers(at)wur.nl
- 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
- Irina Sandu, Reading, UK, irina.sandu(at)ecmwf.int
- 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)m.inm.ras.ru
- Taneil Uttal, Boulder, USA, taneil.uttal(at)noaa.gov
- Qinghua Yang, Zhuhai, China, yangqh25(at)mail.sysu.edu.cn
- Peter Bauer, Reading, UK
- WMO Consultant Peter Chen
- Jackie Dawson, Ottawa, Canada
- Francisco Javier Doblas-Reyes, Barcelona, Spain
- Christopher Fairall, Boulder, CO, USA
- WMO Consultant Neil Gordon, Otaki, NZ
- Winfried Hoke, Bremerhaven, Germany
- Marika Holland, Boulder, USA
- Trond Iversen, Norway
- Stefanie Klebe, Bremen, Germany
- Peter Lemke, Bremerhaven, Germany
- Aleksander Makshtas, Russia
- Brian Mills, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
- Pertti Nurmi, Helsinki, Finland
- WMO Consultant Richard Swinbank, Exeter, UK
SCIENTIFIC & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
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
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
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
Machiel Lamers is Associate Professor in Environmental Policy at the Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He coordinates the Environmental Mobilities theme in his chair group and is interested in the role of environmental information in governing mobility systems and the relation between tourism and nature conservation. Machiel is one of the co-chairs of the PPP Task Team Societal and Economic Research and Applications (PPP-SERA).
Phone: + 31 317-48 4274
Department of Social Sciences
PO Box 8130
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
Irina Sandu leads the Physical Processes Team in the Research Department of ECWMF. Her research revolves around the representation of atmospheric processes in numerical models, with a particular focus on stable boundary layers, boundary layer clouds and surface drag impacts on the large-scale circulation. Irina brings a strong modelling and NWP expertise and is involved in the YOPP modelling activities.
Phone: +44 118-849 9730
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Physical Processes Team
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
Taneil Uttal is a supervisory meteorologist and leads the Polar Observations and Processes group in the Physical Science Division of the NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory. Her research is based on direct observations from the surface of all components of the Arctic system including surface energy budgets, aerosols and clouds. She was the originator of the International Arctic Systems for Observing the Atmosphere (IASOA - www.iasoa.org). This consortium of Arctic Observatories around the Arctic Ocean comprise the YOPP supersites and the IASOA consortium is coordinating observing assets and expertise to support the verification goals of YOPP.
Phone: + 1 303-497-6409
Polar Oberservations and Processes (Team Lead)
Earth Systems Research Laboratory
Boulder, Colorado 80305
Qinghua Yang is a research professor at the Sun Yat-sen University. He mainly works on the sea ice observations, data assimilation and numerical forecasting in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Sun Yat-sen University
School of Atmospheric Sciences