CW3E Welcomes Dr. Alison Cobb

July 23, 2019

In July 2019 Dr. Alison Cobb joined CW3E as a Postdoctoral Scholar. Alison completed her PhD in early 2019 at Imperial College London, researching ocean-atmosphere interactions in tropical and extra-tropical cyclones with Dr. Arnaud Czaja. Using a combination of model forecasts and observational data, her research highlighted the importance of small scale interactions that are not well represented in climate models. Prior to her PhD, she earned an MSc in Applied Meteorology at the University of Reading and a BSc in Oceanography and Marine Biology at the University of Southampton.

At CW3E Alison will continue to examine high-impact weather, focussing on extreme precipitation related to atmospheric rivers and its predictability. Alison is keen to apply her knowledge of ensemble forecasting and the importance of ocean conditions for predicting atmospheric events. Alison has moved to California from the UK and is looking forward to the new lifestyle.