Andrew Charles

Research Scientist (Forecast Guidance)

Current work and responsibilities

Andrew works on improving methods for composing NWP models into the gridded guidance fields used by weather forecasters. In the past Andrew has worked on verification and calibration of seasonal forecasts, statistical methods for spatial downscaling and developing probabilistic forecast products.

Career background

  • Swinburne University, 1999, BA(Philosophy)
  • RMIT University, 2002, Advanced Diploma of Computer Science
  • RMIT University, 2004, Bachelor of Applied Science (Computational Science)
  • RMIT University, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Smooth Particle Simulation of Liquid-Vapour Phase Transitions.
Professional positions
  • 2007–2010: Research Scientist (Seasonal Forecasting), Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, Bureau of Meteorology.
  • 2010–2015: Senior Climatologist, National Climate Centre, Bureau of Meteorology.
  • 2015–present: Research Scients (Forecast Guidance), Research and Development, Bureau of Meteorology.

Selected publications


Andrew Charles

  • Forecast verification
  • Seasonal prediction with coupled models
  • Statistical downscaling of coarse resolution model forecasts
  • Applications of probabilistic forecasts to decision making
  • Ensemble forecast interpretation and calibration
  • Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics and other Mesh-free PDE solvers
- Google Scholar page
- Full CV
  • Section Council, Community and Public Sector Union, Bureau of Meteorology Section.