and welcome to my site, the site of Dr. Susanna Hagelin.

So nice that you dropped by. Let me tell you a bit of what I do. Basically I'm a meteorologist, but a very odd one because I have no idea what the weather is going to be tomorrow, honestly. However I can tell you a lot about the numerical models used in weather forecasting and the interesting stuff they can be used for. I can go on at length about the climate and weather patterns or confirmation bias (for those of you who tell me that all weather forecasts are inaccurate) and a number of other topics.

Sometimes I believe that the reason why I chose to become a scientist in this particular topic is that as a child I spent a lot of time looking at the clouds. For people of a certain frame of mind, it doesn't take too long before one starts to ask oneself, where did they come from and why are they there? Well, one question led to the next, which led to the next, and so on. As the logic of these things go, my thesis has nothing to say about cloud formation. The only time clouds are mentioned are as an obstacle since my thesis concerns the use of numerical modelling of the weather for astronomical applications. Download it from here, if you are interested. After that I did a Post-doc at Météo-France (at DPrévi-PI and CNRM/GMAP, to be precise) where I ran the operational Arome-model at high-resolution over Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport. All in the hope that one day this will lead to a better forecasting of wake vortices and to optimize the use of the runways. I also worked briefly on the verification of the precipitation forecasts from a time-lagged ensemble of the AROME NWC (AROME Nowcasting). These days, I work as a scientist for the Met Office in the UK in Exeter and work on the development of the high-resolution ensemble, MOGREPS-UK.

Evening sky over Piazza Santa Croce, Florence

If you have any suggestions for improvement, please feel free to contact me at my ultimate narcissistic e-mail address: susanna at susannahagelin dot se