Chris Tingwell

Data Assimilation Scientist

Current work and responsibilities

Chris Tingwell works in the team responsible for the assimilation of meteorological observations in the Bureau of Meteorology's ACCESS Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) systems. His current focus is on the use of a relatively new technique to quantify the impact of each assimilated observation on the accuracy of forecasts produced by the global ACCESS NWP system. Such impact data may guide further development of the assimilation system and the assessment and planning of the Bureau's observation networks.

His other interests include the assimilation of satellite observations in ACCESS NWP systems, and the verification of ACCESS forecast performance.

Chris also convenes a working group which helps co-ordinate, review and document work on the development and maintenance of ACCESS NWP systems.

Career background

  • 1981: University of Melbourne - BSc(Hons)
  • 1988: University of Melbourne - PhD(Physics)
  • 1995: Bureau of Meteorology - Graduate Diploma in Meteorology
Professional Positions
  • 1995: Trainee Meteorologist, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1996–1997: Meteorologist, National Meteorological Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1997–present: Researcher, BMRC, CAWCR and R&D Branch, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia.

Selected publications

  • Vincent, C., Bourke W., Kepert J., Chattopadhay M., Ma Y., Steinle P. and Tingwell C. (2008): Verification of a high-resolution mesoscale NWP system. Aust. Meteor. Mag., 57, 213-233.
  • Puri K., Xiao Y., Sun X., Lee J., Engel C., Steinle P., Le T., Bermous I., Logan L., Bowen R., Sun Z., Naughton M., Roff G., Dietachmayer G., Sulaiman A., Dix M., Rikus L., Zhu H., Barras V., Sims H., Tingwell C., Harris B., Glowacki T., Chattopadhyay M., Deschamps L., Le Marshall J., Fraser J., Fernon J., Blockley I., Sanders C., Qi L., Mavromatis A., Turco A., Sonntag K., Howard D., Wain A., Warren G., Huang X., Zhong A., Entel M., Wu X., Bridge C. and Skinner T. (2010): Preliminary results from Numerical Weather Prediction implementation of ACCESS. CAWCR Research Letters 5, 15-22.
  • Puri K., Dietachmayer G., Steinle P., Dix M., Rikus L., Logan L., Naughton M., Tingwell C., Y Xiao, Barras V., Bermous I., Bowen R., Deschamps L., Franklin C., Fraser J., Glowacki T., Harris B., Lee J., Le T., Roff G., Sulaiman A., Sims H., Sun X., Sun Z., Zhu H., Chattopadhyay M. and Engel C. (2013): Implementation of the initial ACCESS numerical weather prediction system. Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal 63, 265-284.
  • Lee J., Le Marshall J., Tingwell C. and Roux B. (2013): Impact of Satellite Observations on Southern Hemisphere Forecasts from the Operational ACCESS-G NWP Model. CAWCR Research Letters 10, 27-33.
  • Soldatenko S. and Tingwell C. (2013): The Sensitivity of Characteristics of Large Scale Baroclinic Unstable Waves in Southern Hemisphere to the Underlying Climate. Advances in Meteorology 2013, 981271. DOI:10.1155/2013/981271
  • Soldatenko S., Steinle P., Tingwell C. and Chichkine D. (2015): Some Aspects of Sensitivity Analysis in Variational Data Assimilation for Coupled Dynamical Systems. Advances in Meteorology 2015, 753031. DOI:10.1155/2015/753031

Chris Tingwell

  • Atmospheric data assimilation
  • Satellite data assimilation
  • Forecast sensitivity to observations
  • Forecast verification
  • Data analysis
  • Weather analysis and forecasting