Dr Mike Davey

Visiting Scientis at Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge

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Climate Scientist, Met Office
Visiting Scientist, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

Dr Davey is a visiting scientist at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, with the atmosphere-ocean research group, a role he took up in October 2011. He is employed part-time by the Met Office, in the monthly-to-decadal variability and prediction group. He has a background in geophysical fluid dynamics, and extensive experience with the development of prediction systems and products, and analysis of climate data. His interests are modelling of climate processes, especially with application to seasonal forecasting. The El Nino Southern Oscillation phenomenon and its world-wide teleconnections are a particular theme of research.

Dr Davey joined the Met Office in 1985 as part of a new research group, with which he developed numerical and mathematical models designed to help understand some of the dynamical processes that underlie the behaviour of the climate system on seasonal to interannual timescales. He progressed to become the leader of the long-range forecast team, whose activities included the development of statistical and dynamical forecast systems and the issuance of forecast products.

Dr Davey has participated in several international projects on various aspects of climate prediction, and has been a member of several World Meteorological Organization and World Climate Research Programme working groups and teams.

In 2003 he changed role, to work half-time with the Met Office seasonal prediction group while located in a university research environment, at University College London first, before coming to Cambridge.

  • 13 February 2014, 5:30pm

    Adaptation to climate change: Seminar 4

    In the fourth seminar of the series, Professor Kennel will discuss factors affecting rates of global and local sea level rise; how advanced regions are preparing-Venice, the Netherlands, Sacramento Bay-Delta; and vulnerable cities, agricultural river deltas, low-lying island nations.

  • 30 January 2014, 5:30pm

    Adaptation to climate change: Seminar 3

    In his third seminar of the series, Professor Kennel will discuss the reasons why we may not be able to avoid 2C warming by 2050, and adaptive management strategy.