Matt Brown


I am gay and I am a meteorologist and occasional scientist.//

I am currently a meteorologist (or a weather forecaster who doesn’t go on TV), working to provide forecasts of when the roads will freeze and when leaves on the line can be used as a genuine excuse for train delays. I did try and do a PhD but found it wasn’t for me – so now I work on various scientific projects as and when, one of which I’ve just submitted for a Master’s degree instead. In the past I’ve worked on studies providing drought prediction tools to local farmers in Africa, trying to understand one of the atmospheric drivers of cold European winters, categorising influences on droughts in Brazil, and categorising the uncertainties in trying to predict soil moisture and droughts in computer models of the land surface.

Twitter: @mjb1233